Editor's Review: The Eight Best Power Planers
review date: September 1, 2003
This relatively specialized tool isn't for everyone. But for those who need to bevel the edges of doors or put a glass-smooth edge on long stock, this is the one to have. It uses a proprietary, carbide-tipped spiral cutter, and we found its cutting quality to be excellent. The rearward-canted grip on this planer makes it possible to push it over long distances without incurring wrist fatigue. The integral fence is adjustable through 60 degrees of travel. A must-have for door hangers, this tool is an excellent plane that is best used for finish carpentry and door hanging.
pros:Sturdy metal carrying case, extralong fence and shoes ensure wobble-free operation. Unique spiral cutter makes blade changes quick and easy.
cons:This "old school" tool lacks modern safety features and a dust-collection port, and it's expensive.
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The Eight Best Power Planers
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||9 lb. 10 oz.
||2-13/32 in. wide; 3/32 in. deep
||2 spiral carbide on single cutter