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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I got the planer and put it to work right away. I use it outside as there is a huge outflow of chips. I used it to clean up salvaged/reclaimed wood. The left/right chip ejector is much better than PORTER-CABLE's. It is sturdy and the blade are double sided and sharp.

The WEN 6530 was our preferred Hand Held Electric Hand Planers. Having said that, there were several other very premium quality Hand Held Electric Hand Planers we wanted to showcase here that only just missed first place.

PORTER-CABLE is yet another leading manufacturer of Electric Hand Planers. They make the tool next up on our rundown. PORTER-CABLE's Electric Hand Planers are no exception. I was ready to try the model PC60THP and I was not let down!

The model PC60THP Electric Hand Planer by PORTER-CABLE, at $67.99 is a particularly excellent Electric Hand Planer for the money. The PORTER-CABLE PC60THP is really a sound option. Of you are not sure about our top pick, I'd advise to choose this Electric Hand Planer.

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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

In addition to the selections we reviewed above, I would definitely check out the DCP580B by DEWALT and the Bosch PL1632. Both these tool manufactures are thought to be some of the premier producers of premium Electric Hand Planers. both of these distinct tools received exceptional end user reviews as well. The DCP580B boasts a score of 4.3/5 when contrasted against the 4.4/5 star rating given to the PL1632 by Bosch.

The DCP580B by DEWALT provides a few truly choice features including Brushless motor which provides power and runtime of 32,000 cuts per minute. The Bosch PL1632 although, is tough to beat featuring 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.

Both of these two tools make a terrific option for someone whose shopping for Hand Held Electric Hand Planers
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3. DEWALT DCP580B Electric Hand Planer

  • (135 Points)

Don't expect to plane wide boards perfectly. I use it outside as there is a huge outflow of chips. Just quiet and smooth and leaves a glassy finish. The carry case is sturdy and an extra blade is included. This would definitely be worth the price.

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4. Bosch PL1632 Electric Hand Planer

  • (119 Points)

This planer cut 1/8 inch swaths with no problem. So other people wouldn't have too much trouble handling it. I have mostly Bosch tools and none of them have failed. I tightened the 6 blade holding bolts a tad. Makes a mess even with the bag on but whatever

Honorable Mentions

We found a handful more terrific Hand Held Electric Hand Planers available. Listed here are a number to go with if the choices you already looked at probably won't be a good fit for you. There really are a plenty of excellent choices available to buy. Through meticulous research and testing, the options mentioned above are our preferred Electric Hand Planers. That doesn't mean there aren't several additional terrific Hand Held Electric Hand Planers.

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5. DEWALT DW680K Electric Hand Planer

  • (99 Points)

I do like the portability and ease of use. Works wonderfully and no problem getting it set up. Also purchased extra blades to have on hand. Came with 2 sets of double sided blades and adjustable guide. Prefer this depth adjustment mechanism to others.

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6. Makita KP0810 Electric Hand Planer

  • (81 Points)

This is why I gave this Makita planner 4 rather than 5 stars. I reset the clamping plate using the alignment jig. 30 minutes of planing is around 30 gallons of chips. It's closer to the street than the house! Was amazed at how fast and effective this little Makita planer is

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7. Makita XPK01Z Electric Hand Planer

  • (80 Points)

You get what you pay for in these Makita tools. If you only used a crude hand plane you can use this. Yes, this quickly filled, but it was better than nothing. I wish the did include a collection bag, that's one big con. I can't imagine how long the sander would have taken.

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8. TACKLIFE RES002 Electric Hand Planer

  • (61 Points)

Power is adequate for fresh cut oak rough planks. It makes mountains of wood shavings on the smallest projects! Very impressed with this tool, you will be too! The carry case is sturdy and an extra blade is included. Also this is a machine that will make your life easier.

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9. Makita KP0800K Electric Hand Planer

  • (59 Points)

You get what you pay for in these Makita tools. Works wonderfully and no problem getting it set up. At this point the top surfaces of the joists was very uneven. Its not so heavy that your arms will ache. I've been ruined by the Makita Planer!

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10. BLACK+DECKER 7698K Electric Hand Planer

  • (58 Points)

You get what you pay for in these BLACK+DECKER tools. Powerful, cuts clean and smooth, easy to handle. Best of all, with the bag on it leave almost no dust at all. It's a BLACK+DECKER what else needs to be said. Prefer this depth adjustment mechanism to others.