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

Cutech Planer 40700H-CT Thickness Planer

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Overview:

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.

Specifications:

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

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

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

Conclusion:

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

Powertec PL1251

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Overview:

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.

INCLUDES:

  • 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.



Specifications:

Part Number Powertec PL1251
Item Weight 63.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 24 x 18 x 14 inches
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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″

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

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

Conclusion:

  • 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

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Overview:

◆ 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

Specifications:

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

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

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

Conclusion:

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

WEN 6552-T Corded Thickness Planer

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Overview:

 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.



Specifications:

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

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Heavy.
  • Not so durable.

Conclusion:

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

Makita 2012NB Planer

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Overview:

◆ 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

Specifications:

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

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

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

Conclusion:

  • Best choice for users who need zero snipe.

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