Festool claims to have reinvented the portable planer market. See what the Tool Hound thinks.
This planer from Porter-Cable is a great tool for beveling the edges of doors or putting a smooth edge on long stock
This planer from Porter-Cable produces cuts that are accurate enough for immaculate finish work and fast enough for the roughest framing jobs
Particularly well suited for finish work, this planer from Metabo has an excellent front grip
This smooth-cutting planer from Makita is best used for wide boards and framing
This planer from Hitachi has a comfortable grip and produces a very smooth cut
This high-performing planer from Festool is best used in a woodworking shop or for finish carpentry
The standard beveling fence on this Bosch planer is easy to set at various widths and angles
This planer from Bosch is a maneuverable tool with a fast and accurate blade-changing process
Whether you're hanging doors or framing walls, here are the top picks from a crowded field.
Build smarter. Join the Fine Homebuilding community.
© 2019 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features.
Start your subscription today and save up to 52%