5 Best Thickness Planer Reviews | Delta/Makita/Wen Planer

Cutech Planer 40700H-CT Thickness Planer



This Cutech Planer is one of the perfect choices for the users having a low budget for a spiral style planner. It is an upgraded version of a 40700-CT straight knife wood planer machine. To this Cutech Planer model 40700H-CT, a spiral style cutter head has been added. 2″ DUST PORT has also been added. It works on the hefty 120 VOLT 15 AMP motor, 10,000 RPM cutter-head speed and 26 FPM feed rate. It comes with a limited warranty of 2 years.


Part Number Cutech Planer 40700H-CT
Item Weight 60 pounds
Product Dimensions 22 x 16 x 23.5 inches
Color Black
Material Steel & plastic
Power Source AC
Voltage 115 volts
Wattage 60.00
Item Package Quantity 1
Number Of Pieces 24
Special Features 2″ Dust Port
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No


  • Much quieter than a blade.
  • Clean and smooth finish.
  • Much simpler design.
  • Minimal snipe.
  • It has a gauge to show how deep your cut is going to be.


  • There is only one con. The collection port isn’t optimized.


  • This is one of the best “value for money” Thickness Planer.

Powertec PL1251



This Powertec PL1251 powerful planer is specifically designed to re-purpose and bring old, worn out wood back to life. A powerful 15 amp motor enables it to take on a wide range of big and small woodworking projects. This Powertec Planer flaunts a 2 blade cutting system with a precision steel cutter head (with lock) that generates 18,800 cuts per minute – providing the user with a quick and efficient wood planer tool.

From building a workbench to the bed frame, this workhorse excels at delivering a flawless finish. For added convenience and versatility, this device features side-mounted carrying handles, allowing the user to take this portable thickness planer wherever it is needed.


  • EZ Blade Replacement with index pin set up (Blade gauge not required).
  • Spindle lock for safe blade change.
  • Professional workpiece roller assistance for extra longboards.
  • 4 column design provides greater precision and stability while reducing snipe.
  • 1-year limited manufacturer warranty.


Part Number Powertec PL1251
Item Weight 63.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 24 x 18 x 14 inches
Item model numberx`
Material Steel
Power Source AC
Item Package Quantity 1
Included Components 12-1/2″ 15-Amp Planer
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No

Additional Specs:

  • Universal Motor | 120V, 60 Hz, 2 horsepower (peak)
  • Cutter Head Speed – 9400 RPM
  • Max. Width of stock – 12-1/2″.
  • Max. The thickness of stock – 6″.
  • Max. Depth of cut – 3/32″ for board less than 5″| 1/32″ for the board between 5″ to 12-1/2″


  • FUNCTION: This portable thickness planer serves as an essential tool and workhorse for a wide range of professional and DIY woodworking projects – specifically designed to re-purpose wood (old, weathered and worn wood) while giving it an extraordinarily smooth finish
  • EFFECTIVE: Has a heavy-duty, anti-wobble base that’s ultra-sturdy – providing a non-marring benchtop planer surface that will support an assortment of plane boards up to 12.5” wide and 6” thick
  • POWERFUL: Combines an impressive 15 amp motor with an innovative 2 blade cutting system that delivers deep cuts into your hardwoods (raw oak, pallet wood, walnut lumber) and more
  • QUICK: A stainless steel precision cutter head allows this planer to deliver over 18,800 cuts per minute with a 9,400 RPM


  • Poor instructions
  • Loud working conditions.
  • The dust port is awful.


  • Nice finish, just a little bit of snipe, easy to sand out, has no problem with red oak, hickory, and other woods.

Delta 22-555 13 In Portable Thickness Planer



◆ Motor: 15A, 120V, 60Hz, 1Ph

◆ Motor Control: toggle with removable key

◆ Max Stock Dimensions: 13″ wide x 6″ high

◆ This Min Stock Dimensions: 1/8″ x 10″

◆ This Max. Depth of Cut: 3/32″

◆ Cuts per minute:18,800

◆ Infeed/Outfeed table dimensions: 6-3/4in x 13in each

◆ Knife size: 333mm x 12mm x 1.5mm

◆ Two polyurethane feed rollers for a no-slip grip on the workpiece; positioned close to the cutter head to improve workpiece finish


Part Number 22-555
Item Weight 58 pounds
Product Dimensions 25 x 17 x 21 inches
Item model number 22-555
Size 13 in
Material Metal
Power Source Corded-Electric
Item Package Quantity 1
Number of Handles 2
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description 5 Year Limited Warranty


  • Precision: Scale allows for accurately planing material.
  • Storage: Stow blade changing tools with ease.
  • Dust Port: Reversible dust port provides choices for how you want to connect a dust collector.
  • Rugged Construction: Built with quality
  • Warranty: backed with a 5 Year Limited Warranty.


  • Puller set is needed to get the belt pulley off.
  • Loud working.
  • Snipe has been an issue as well.


  • This is a great product to buy if you rarely use it.

WEN 6552-T Corded Thickness Planer



 Tri-Roller Feeding System & Reversible Blades:

The WEN Thickness Planer uses a tri-roller feeding system to help minimize snipe.

 Fine-Tune Depth Adjustments:

Easily adjust the height of your planer with the comfortable rubber-grip adjustment handle.

 Infeed and Outfeed Tables:

Both tables can be adjusted to get the perfect angle for smoothly feeding boards and fighting snipe.

 Dust Hose Connection Port:

Attach a dust extraction device or a wet/dry vac to the handy 2 inches, 2-1/2 inch, or 4-inch fan-assisted dust port adapter to minimize cleanup. Keep all of the sawdust and shavings in one place instead of all over the workshop floor.


Part Number 6552T
Item Weight 66 Pounds
Product Dimensions 25.2 x 21.8 x 16 inches 
Item model number 6552T
Style 2019 Model
Material Metal
Item Package Quantity 1
Measurement System Metric
Included Components Thickness Planer
Batteries Required? No


  • Almost no snipe.
  • Easy setup.
  • Large output chute.


  • Heavy.
  • Not so durable.


  • The perfect choice if you’re looking for a wen thickness planer for a short duration.

Makita 2012NB Planer



◆ Compact and lightweight for easy transporting to the job site

◆ Fastest and easiest blade change system on the market; uses disposable double edge blades

◆ Quietest (83dB) planer in its class.

◆ One-year manufacturer’s warranty


Part Number FBA_2012NB
Item Weight 61.9 pounds
Product Dimensions 30.4 x 19 x 15.8 inches
Item model number 2012NB
Style Planer
Power Source corded-electric
Voltage 220 volts
Item Package Quantity 1
Number Of Pieces 1
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No


  • PERFORMANCE – Interna-Lok automated head clamp eliminates snipe
  • CAPACITY – Planes up to 12″ wide, 1/8″ deep and 6-3/32″ thick
  • Lightweight and extremely portable.
  • ACCURACY – Adjustable depth stop for repeated cuts
  • EFFICIENCY – Fast and easy blade changes
  • Very little snipe


  • A bit under-powered
  • Little overpriced
  • Bad tear issues.


  • Best choice for users who need zero snipe.

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