To give a brief comparison of this planer with the others that are also available in the market, here are five other options for you to check as well.
1. WEN 6530 6-Amp Electric Hand Planer, 3-1/4-Inch
This WEN6530 6-amp Electric Hand Planer provides up to 34,000 cuts per minute. Designed to be lightweight, this planer only weighs around 8 pounds, thus it has an advantage with it comes to holding and handling a planer as compare to others. It has 16 positive stops with a cutting depth from 0 to 1/8 inches.
This planer is built with a v-shaped groove on the base plate to help flatten sharp corners. Aside from the planer, the package also includes a dust bag, a rabbeting guide, a kickstand and parallel fence bracket.
2. Porter-Cable PC60THP 6-amp Hand Planer
Powered by a heavy-duty 6-amp motor, this planer has over mold depth knob with 10 positive steps. It is designed with a dual-side dust extraction allowing extraction on either side of the tools, increase productivity and convenience of use. It provides smooth cutting of wood, metal and other hard materials with a max speed of 16,500 RPM.
This package comes with a carbide cutting blades, wrench, dust bag, edge guide and kit bag along with the planer.
3. Makita KPO800K 3 ¼-INCH Planer Kit
This planer is designed with a two-blade cutter head that has a maximum speed of 17,000 RPM to give you a fast and smooth finish. It is also equipped with double edge carbide blades for improved performance and productivity. It is capable of cutting planes up to 3 ¼’ wide and 3/32" deep in just a single pass.
It is built to have an outstanding and efficient performance, as it is powered by a 6.5-amp motor for a higher output. Installing the blade is no hard job with the easy blade setting that it is designed with.
4. Bosch PL2632K Planer with Carrying Case 3 ¼"
This planer doesn’t fail in performance and efficiency as well as compared with the others because it is also powered by a 6.5-amp motor and a speed of 16,500 RPM. This planer is considered to be the very first to have the ambidextrous lock-off release button for added safety when using.
It is designed with an aluminum front and rear shoes precision-machined together to ensure accuracy. This machine is thoughtfully built for outmost safety as aside from the lock-off release, it also has the spring-loaded stand elevates tool to protect the blade and tool resting spot.
It is, however, a little heavy, weighing 14 pounds.
5. Dewalt DW680K 7-amp 3 ¼ inch Planer
Built to be highly durable and easy to use, this planer assures speed and smooth finish even on the hardest wood with a 7.0 amp motor power and 15,000 RPM. It is capable even with large sharpened high-speed steel blades for straight edging and some framing applications. At the same time, it can accept reversible carbide blades for more detailed and precise woodworking.
It is designed with a precision machined shoe bottom and side to provide a flat and accurate finish. This planer is definitely ideal for heavy work and using of heavy materials.