Which handheld power planer?

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Forum topic by curto10 posted 05-03-2010 05:35 AM 1350 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-03-2010 05:35 AM

I need a hand held power planer. Which one do you guys have? What do you like dislike about it? What about the festool? One of them can double as a bench top jointer, handy for cabinet face frames right?

Thanks, Chris

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#1 posted 09-30-2015 01:34 AM

There’s probably a hundred opinions on this subject. Why was this one never answered?

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#2 posted 09-30-2015 02:05 AM

Chris, years ago I bought a Makita and thought it was going to be the, be all end all. Yeah not so much. It’s more of a rough carpentry tool for making something fit and let’s get this job done sort of thingy. If your wanting one for finish work, IMHO ain’t gonna happen. It’s great for fitting doors and windows, or getting a board to just fit in that tight space and then sink a 6 penny nail in it. I doubt many could get any kind of consistency on a piece of any length or width.

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