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HO 0882 Power Planer

Metabo - HO 0882 Power Planer

Particularly well suited for finish work, this planer from Metabo has an excellent front grip

$193.00 (As of 9/1/2003)

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Editor's Review: The Eight Best Power Planers

review date: September 1, 2003

This planer cut beautifully in all materials and balanced well on narrow stock. The good balance comes from its excellent front grip, which was also one of the best depth-of-cut controls in the group. It comes with a fence that shields the unused part of the blade. It collected dust effectively in our test. The tool's handle is too horizontal, however, and the tester's wrist soon grew tired of its awkward feel. Still, this is an excellent all-around planer that's particularly well suited for finish work.

pros:Simple process for changing and aligning blades, excellent standard fence (beveling fence available), effective dust collection.

cons:Sharp leading edge of shoe sometimes "hung up" when planing rough framing lumber.

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Metabo
Manufacturer's Web Site www.metabousa.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-638-2264
Weight 8 lb. 6 oz.
Dimensions 11.4 in. (shoe length)
Amps 6.5
Cut 3-1/4 in. wide; 1/8 in. deep
Standard Blades 2 mini-carbide reversible