A planer works when wood materials of varying thickness are fed into the front of the machine. A duel or triple knifed cutter head spins quickly and shaves a small section off of the top of the material. By adjusting the depth of the cutter head, you can shave off more or less of the material. In addition, a great planer must have the following features:
- Powerful Motor
- Reversible Cutterhead Blades
- Dust Management System
- Big Capacity Feed
- Accurate Depth Gauge
- Good Warranty
So without further ado, let’s see which planer is right for you.
1.DEWALT DW734 15 Amp 12-1/2-inch Benchtop Planer
The DW734 benchtop planer is a great tool for smoothing out rough wood, or for when you need to use wood that’s thicker than required for a project. It’s also really handy for straightening out twisted lumber and bad factory cuts. This planer can also help to save money when woodworking. By purchasing cheaper rough lumber, you can use the DW734 to smooth the rough surface down to a nicer finished product versus buying more costly factory finished products. READ MORE
2.The 13-Inch DeWALT DW735 Two-Speed Benchtop Planer
The DEWALT DW735 two speed thickness planer is one of the best thickness planers in use today. It is extremely powerful and is capable of handling any type of wood that you can feed it whether it is walnut, oak, or any type of exotic wood. Its portable size makes it easy to transport, and it has a two-speed gearbox which will enable you to adjust the feed speed for better cuts per inch. All in all, the Dewalt DW735 looks and feels like a dependable and efficient planer. Rugged from the top, smooth in its finish. READ MORE
3.Wen 6550 12.5-Inch 15amp Benchtop Planer With Granite Table
The WEN 12.5-inch Benchtop Thickness Planer with Granite Table repurposes rough and worn wood to give it an exceptionally smooth finish. The powerful 15-amp motor combined with our two-blade cutting system provides over 18,000 cuts per minute at a 26 feet per minute feed rate. Plane boards up to 12.5 inches wide and 6 inches thick with ease. The smooth granite table never warps and provides precise support to wood passing through the machine. Combine that with the heavy duty cast iron base for a sturdy planer that does not walk or wobble during operation. The handy depth adjustment knob varies each pass to take off anywhere from 0 to 3/32 of an inch. The fan-assisted dust port removes chips and sawdust from the workpiece and blasts them out of the way. This package also includes two high carbon steel double-edged blades (SK5) along with height-adjustable infeed and outfeed tables that limit snipe while providing extra support to your workpiece during planing. READ MORE
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