High Points: ↑ Depth scale is accurate and easy to use. ↑ At 53 lbs it’s the lightest machine in our test of 11 planers. Low Points: ↓ Cut quality proved the lowest-scoring in the test.…
↓ There are no infeed/outfeed tables available for this machine, making it impossible to remove snipe, which required moderate power sanding to remove. ↓ No preset thickness stops and no depth-of-cut gauge. ↓ Knife changes were the most difficult on this planer because the knives are not self-indexing. More Points: → The dust hood’s only port is 2-1⁄2", but it has a flip-open exhaust chute if you choose to not use a dust collector.
Ease of Use
out of 5