To make sure you are choosing the best planer suitable for your needs, it is wise to let yourself be aware with other options available in the market. Here are five other choices for you to consider and a brief introduction of each of their own features:
1. Porter-Cable PC60THP 6-AMP Hand Planer
This heavy duty portable planer is powered by 6-amp motor weighs only around 8.8 pounds, and considered to be one with the lighter weight compare to other planers. It is designed with an over mold depth knob with 10 positive steps for an increased performance and higher output. With 16,500 RPM guarantees smooth cutting to any material- soft or hard.
Its other features include the three chamfering grooves, 11.5-inch cast aluminum shoe for added control and better finish, and a dual-side dust extraction on both sides for a cleaner and clearer work space.
Package includes the planer, carbide cutting blades, wrench, dust bag, edge guide and kit bag.
2. Bosch PL1632 6.5-AMP Planer, 3 ¼"
The first ever planer to have the lock off/lock on button that helps in avoiding accidental startups and provide prolonged operation is powered by a 6.5-amp motor and 16,500 RPM speed for a faster work but smoother finish.
It is designed with a dual-mount guide fence with protective shield for a stable planing with a plastic overshoe to avoid any damage of door face. The optimally-angled handle used for forward motion is soft grip for more comfortable use.
3. Dewalt DW630K 7-AMP 3 ¼" Planer
Made to be both durable and easy to use, this planer from Dewalt is heavy duty enough to be used to all kind of materials and wood applications. The 7.0-amp motor power will guarantee that it can finish the job effective and efficiently.
It is highly versatile as it both can accept large high speed steel blades for straight edging and reversible carbide blades for a more detailed and accurate woodworking. A precision machine shoe bottom is designed to provide flat surface finish and precise rabbet joints.
4. Makita KP0800K 3 ¼" Planer Kit
With a two-blade cutter head and 17,000 RPM, this planer assures an outstanding performance and a smooth finish. A precision machined aluminum base is designed for this planer for more accurate cuts and a lock-on button for continuous operation.
To assure of its user’s comfort, am ergonomically centered balance with rubberizes front and rear handle is designed for this power tool. It comes with a high quality poly v-belt for durability and a machine aluminum and balanced planer drum to reduce vibration when used. It is powered by a 6.5-amp motor thereby giving you more output and quality performance.
5. Makita KP0810 7.5-5MP 3 ¼" Planer
With planes up to 3 ¼" wide and 5/32" deep in a single pass, this planer is made to deliver top notched performance and smooth planing finish. It is powered by 7.5-amp motor and 16,000 RPM so you can be certain it is capable to be used in any wood applications and be assured of a fast and quality result.
Its other features include the depth adjust knob for an easy-to-read scale with stops in 0.1mm increments and a rubberized handle for comfort.
Its package includes blade gauge assembly, wrench, guide rule, depth guide and blade set.