This model has been discontinued by the manufacturer, and replaced with the 22-590 planer. High points: This planer scored well in most of our performance categories, including cut quality and lack o…
f snipe. Thickness stop can be set at any height from 1/8" to 6-1/2". Low points: The 22-580’s “blade zero” indicator, which is supposed to tell when the cutterhead height matches stock thickness, varied by as much as 1/64" in our tests. The full-range thickness stop lacks the reliable repeatability of dedicated thickness stops. It’s also clumsy to engage. More points: Optional dust hood can direct debris to either the left or right of the machine.
Ease of Use
out of 5