Makita 2012NBThe Makita 2012NB Planer is a 12-inch planer that has a simple and compact design, operates efficiently and quietly, and gives you the ability to change the blade quickly and easily. That makes it decently portable, and since it weighs slightly over 60 pounds, it's not the very heavy. It produces only 83 decibels of noise. This machine also comes with large table extensions, which allow you to plane larger lumber safely. It's also one of the fastest planers out there capable of planing up to 28 feet per minute, which is a blistering pace.
Porter-Cable Hand PlanerThe Porter-Cable Hand Planer can be transported easily as it weighs only 8.5 pounds. This planer has a dual-side dust extractor that allows the flexibility to place the dust extraction on either side of the tool to keep the work area clean. A lightweight 11.5 inches cast aluminum shoe provides, relative to steel, provides added control and better finish quality. It also comes with a depth-adjustment knob that allows quick changes to the depth. The depth knob offers 10 positive steps which allow for better planer control and multiple depth control settings, along with 3 chamfering grooves for options on edge chamfering.
DeWalt DW734 Benchtop PlanerThe DeWalt DW734 Benchtop Planer is the older model of the DW735X planer, but has a slightly smaller blade and weighs 88 lbs. The 15 Amp motor performs 20,000 rotations per minute. The infeed and outfeed tables give extra support of 33 1/ 2 inches of material. It also has an additional material removal gauge and extra-large thickness scale for more accurate cuts. It has three disposable and reversible blades which you can easily change. The cutter head performs 96 cuts per inch, making this the tool that provides a fine finish.
DeWalt DW735X PlanerThe DeWalt DW735X wood planer comes with two speeds, so you can provide a dimensioning or finishing cut. It has a three-knife cutter head, which lessens the stress on each knife, and allows for a finer finish. It has a wide base which gives an allowance to work with wider and longer pieces. It weighs more than 100 pounds, so while there's no mounting required, it's not very portable. It also runs much more quietly than most of the other planers in its range in terms of price, size and performance. These great features make this model a great portable planer.
WEN 6552T planerThe WEN 6552T bench top wood planer can handle 26 feet per minute, which makes it one of the fastest planers. This particular planer uses a three-blade cutter which increases the number of cuts per minute (CPM). More CPM equals a smoother finish, which in turn reduces the amount of finish sanding needed. It also lasts a long time and can also be reversed to double its lifespan. This model also comes with excellent fine-tunable depth adjustments. You can change the cut by as little as 1/64th of an inch for extreme precision and perfection which makes it very accurate too. It also has a great stylish build.
Delta Power Tools 22-555 PlanerThe Delta Power Tools 22-555 Planer is a mid-ranged benchtop planer with a 15 Amp motor able to make 18,800 cuts per minute. The motor efficiency is improved with the help of a stainless steel bed which reduces friction. Also, it is protected against overheating thanks to an overload button. The Delta Tools planer weighs 58 pounds. The infeed and outfeed well support long pieces of material, and the snipe is much reduced. The cutter head is precision machined steel for endurance and accuracy. The chips resulting from the cutting work is collected from either right or left sides of the planer, as it is reversible for increased convenience.
Powermatic 15HH Wood PlanerThe Powermatic 15HH wood planer features a powerful motor that spins the cutter head. The cutter head is made up of 74 carbide inserts which are arranged in helical shaped rows, thereby producing unparalleled efficiency and quality in the cuts produced on your wood stock. It is a 3 horsepower single phase motor which can run continuously to provide the 15HH wood planer an endless supply of raw power, to withstand any task thrown at it. The infeed roller of the 15HH is serrated and ensures feeding of boards into the machine while the outfeed roller ensures that the wood is unmarred upon exit.
Grizzly G0505This 12-1/2 inch bench top wood planer features a 2 HP motor, 10,000 RPM cutter head, 32 FPM feed rate, top-mounted return rollers, and extra-large table extensions. Additional features like 1/8 inch-thick knives all contribute towards a perfect job. At only 80 pounds, the Grizzly G0505 wood planer can plane up to 32 feet per minute, which is an absolutely blistering pace. When it works, this model produces a very fine finish that most people will be happy with. This planer uses a two-blade cutter. It allows you to remove up to 3/32" at once.
Jet JWP-15HH Wood PlanerThe Jet JWP-15HH is constructed with heavy duty cast iron to ensure that the planer is stable, tough and able to withstand all external/internal forces. It is armed with a helical cutter head with 68 carbide four-sided inserts. Helical cutter heads are generally quieter than straight knives cutter heads. The carbide inserts stay sharper for a longer time than their straight-knives counterparts. It also features a two speed gearbox which helps to adjust the feed rate as needed, to even fine-tune the quality of the surface finish. The 3 horse power induction motor provides the needed force to drive 3 V-belt transmissions to make the planer run smoothly and efficiently.
Cutech Spiral Cutterhead PlanerThe Cutech 40200H-CT uses spiral cutter heads, as opposed to the more common multi-knife cutter heads. Spiral cutter heads tend to last longer and produce a finer finish, which is why they're used on high-end models. It has a feed rate of 26 FPM to keep your projects on time and boasts the same powerful 120 VOLT 15 AMP motor. It features a built-in dust port for a tidier work space. It utilizes 26 individual dual-sided cutter tips rotating at 10,000RPM. This planer weighs 88 pounds but could still be moved around if need be.