Top 6 Best Cordless Planers

People's Choice

These Are Some Of The Highest Rated Cordless Planers Available Today
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2. Makita XPK01Z Electric Hand Planer

  • (80 Points)
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I would recommend this to any one looking for a good planer. Takes a while to get the scooping stroke down. Best of all, with the bag on it leave almost no dust at all. The carry case is sturdy and an extra blade is included. For working with soft woods, this is a decent planer.

The fact is that the DEWALT DCP580B was the Cordless Planers that we rated the highest. However, there were a handful of other very premium quality Cordless Planers worth showcasing here that barely missed the mark.

Next on our list is made by Makita which is a very credible tool manufacturer. Makita's Electric Hand Planers are also top quality. I was eager to try out the model XPK01Z and I was not let down!

The model XPK01Z Electric Hand Planer by Makita, at $169.00 is an especially exceptional Planer for the money. The Makita XPK01Z is truly a solid alternative. Of you are unsure about our top choice, I'd suggest you choose this Planer.

Full Makita XPK01Z Review

Makita XPK01Z Features

Planes Up to 3-1/4" Wide and 5/64" Deep in a Single Pass

2-blade cutter head with double edge carbide blades for added performance and smooth finish

High power-to-weight ratio; weighs only 7.4 lbs.

14,000 RPM motor engineered for fast stock removal

Click depth adjustment knob with easy-to-read scale with settings from 0" to 5/64" for precise depth adjustment

Besides the option we reviewed above, I would take a look at the Bosch GHO12V-08N and the PL593802 by Skil. Both Bosch and Skil are known for their premium Planers. Both these tools are top rated as well. The GHO12V-08N boasts a rating of 4.7/5 when contrasted against the 4.7/5 star rating given to the Skil PL593802.

The Bosch GHO12V-08N offers a few very choice features such as BALANCED DESIGN: The Bosch GHO12V-08N provides an easy-to-handle, balanced cordless planer design for fast, smooth stock removal with the first 12V max planer on the market.. The Skil PL593802 although, is very competitive offering 20V WOOD PLANER KIT—Includes a PWR Core 20 4. 0Ah Lithium Battery and PWR Jump Charger. and even BRUSHLESS MOTOR—The digital brushless motor provides efficient, high-performance power, delivering up to 14, 000 RPM..

Both of these couple tools make an excellent choice for someone whose shopping for Cordless Planers
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3. Bosch GHO12V-08N Electric Hand Planer

  • (18 Points)

The machine has a V groove on the bottom for doing chamfers. Takes a while to get the scooping stroke down. I had never used a planer before so this was new to me. But there is a learning curve to removing and replacing them. Without this planer, I had no idea how to solve the problem.

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4. Skil PL593802 Electric Hand Planer

  • (11 Points)

You get what you pay for in these Skil tools. I've already given one of my other two power planers away. Replacement blades were not for the 312 as implied. I'm building a farm table out of reclaimed lumber. With that disclaimer out of the way, I'm very impressed.

Honorable Mentions

If you are thinking that the Cordless Planers mentioned above don't cut it, here are a variety of additional options that might be a more suitable fit. There really are a number of excellent tools available to pick from. With meticulous study and assessments, the selections mentioned above are our preferred Planers. That doesn't mean there aren't several more great Cordless Planers.

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5. Bosch PLH181B Electric Hand Planer

  • (9 Points)

It is tackled some of the toughest jobs with these. So other people wouldn't have too much trouble handling it. Requires a vacuum hose to control the mess it makes. It's closer to the street than the house! It works great, particularly on irregular shapes.

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6. Milwaukee 2623-20 Electric Hand Planer

  • (7 Points)

This is why I gave this Milwaukee planner 4 rather than 5 stars. We had to shave some doors down a small bit. I had never used a planer before so this was new to me. Anyway, it works really well, and comes with a tool bag. I can't imagine how long the sander would have taken.