Top 10 Best Hand Held Electric Hand Planers

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These Are Some Of The Highest Rated Hand Held Electric Hand Planers Available Today
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2. PORTER-CABLE PC60THP Electric Hand Planer

  • (233 Points)
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Note that it does take a bit of finesse to get it right. I use it outside as there is a huge outflow of chips. Requires a vacuum hose to control the mess it makes. You do not have to be an NFL linebacker to use this. It is sturdy and the blade are double sided and sharp.

The WEN 6530 was undoubtedly our favorite Hand Held Electric Hand Planers. Even so, there were several other truly high quality Hand Held Electric Hand Planers we wanted to show you here that barely missed the mark.

Next on our list is built by PORTER-CABLE known to be a very credible tool brand. PORTER-CABLE's Electric Hand Planers are among their leading tools. I was ready to try out the model PC60THP and I was not let down!

The model PC60THP Electric Hand Planer by PORTER-CABLE, at $67.99 is an especially exceptional Electric Hand Planer for the price. If you unsure about our number one choice, I'd look into the PORTER-CABLE PC60THP next. It's a premium quality tool at a great price.

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PORTER-CABLE PC60THP Features

Heavy-duty 6 amp motor

Dual side dust extraction allows for extraction on either side of the tool

Overmold depth knob with 10 positive steps

3 chamfering grooves allow for options for edge chamfering

Heavy-duty 6 amp motor

Dual side dust extraction allows for extraction on either side of the tool

Overmold depth knob with 10 positive steps

3 chamfering grooves allow for options for edge chamfering

Aside from the tools we researched above, I would definitely check out the DEWALT DCP580B and the PL1632 by Bosch. Both tool brands are famous for their premium Electric Hand Planers. both of these two tools enjoy great end user reviews also. The DEWALT received a score of 4.3/5 as compared to 4.4/5 star rating given to the Bosch PL1632.

The DCP580B by DEWALT comes with a couple of features you might not experience on competing Electric Hand Planers. One example is Brushless motor which provides power and runtime of 32,000 cuts per minute. The Bosch PL1632 by comparison, is tough to beat offering Powerful planer with 6.5 Amp rating and 16,500 RPM speed for fast stock removal and smooth finish in soft and hard woods and even Spring-loaded stand elevates tool to protect blade and tool resting spot; special shape allows easy entry in middle of workpiece.

I wouldn't hesitate to suggest either of these Hand Held Electric Hand Planers
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3. DEWALT DCP580B Electric Hand Planer

  • (135 Points)

I would recommend this to any one looking for a good planer. I used the planer to trim doors that had settled over time. Very impressed with this tool, you will be too! The instruction can be improved with more picture. For working with soft woods, this is a decent planer.

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4. Bosch PL1632 Electric Hand Planer

  • (119 Points)

Smooth operation and intuitive controls are a plus. So other people wouldn't have too much trouble handling it. Also purchased extra blades to have on hand. It's closer to the street than the house! It is sturdy and the blade are double sided and sharp.

Honorable Mentions

If you are thinking that the Hand Held Electric Hand Planers we rated above fail to cut it, here are several other selections that may offer a more suitable fit. We identified numerous fantastic Electric Hand Planers during our research. Through thorough analysis and assessments, the selections mentioned above are our preferred Electric Hand Planers. That being said, the Electric Hand Planers shown below offer a number of unique characteristics and are all top rated Hand Held Electric Hand Planers.

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5. DEWALT DW680K Electric Hand Planer

  • (99 Points)

It would be nice if the discharge port were reversible. I use it outside as there is a huge outflow of chips. It runs smooth and the cutters are very sharp. I couldn't believe how perfect this DEWALT was for the job. For working with soft woods, this is a decent planer.

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6. Makita KP0810 Electric Hand Planer

  • (81 Points)

I do like the portability and ease of use. It's not convenient, but it did contain about 98% of the mess. I have mostly Makita tools and none of them have failed. Anyway, it works really well, and comes with a tool bag. Without this planer, I had no idea how to solve the problem.

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7. Makita XPK01Z Electric Hand Planer

  • (80 Points)

This is why I gave this Makita planner 4 rather than 5 stars. I've already given one of my other two power planers away. Requires a vacuum hose to control the mess it makes. I couldn't believe how perfect this Makita was for the job. Was amazed at how fast and effective this little Makita planer is

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8. TACKLIFE RES002 Electric Hand Planer

  • (61 Points)

This is why I gave this TACKLIFE planner 4 rather than 5 stars. It requires some skill to not run of the edge and dig. Use the thin for the base and the thick for the tool cutout. The dust port could use a bit of a redesign. I've been ruined by the TACKLIFE Planer!

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9. Makita KP0800K Electric Hand Planer

  • (59 Points)

This is why I gave this Makita planner 4 rather than 5 stars. I've already given one of my other two power planers away. I used it to clean up salvaged/reclaimed wood. It's closer to the street than the house! It is sturdy and the blade are double sided and sharp.

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10. BLACK+DECKER 7698K Electric Hand Planer

  • (58 Points)

Great for small planing jobs, no electric cord. Works wonderfully and no problem getting it set up. 30 minutes of planing is around 30 gallons of chips. The instruction can be improved with more picture. It seems to suck nearly all of the sawdust.