Top 10 Best Thickness Planers

People's Choice

These Are Some Of The Highest Rated Thickness Planers Available Today
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2. DEWALT DW734 Benchtop Planer

  • (810 Points)
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I absolutely love this thing. It is also very low on noise. Pretty happy with this purchase. All the calibrations were accurate. It's done an excellent job, plenty of power.

The fact is that the Dewalt DW735X Benchtop Planer B003OX9KME was the Thickness Planers that we graded at the top. That doesn't mean there aren't a number of other really great alternatives when it comes down to Thickness Planers. We have a breakdown of them here.

DEWALT is an additional leading maker of Planers. They build the tool next up on our rundown. DEWALT's Benchtop Planers are great as well. It was great to check out the DW734. I was very satisfied using this tool!

The DEWALT DW734 Benchtop Planer, at $449.00 is a particularly excellent Planer for the money. The DEWALT DW734 is truly a sound alternative. Of you are unsure about our number one selection, I'd advise to go with this Planer.

Full DEWALT DW734 Review

DEWALT DW734 Features

Three-knife cutter head with 10,000 rpm cutter-head speed provides 96 cuts per inch, one of the finest finishes of any portable planer

Disposable, reversible knives deliver 30% more knife life and make knife change fast and easy.

Four-column carriage lock drastically reduces the movement that causes snipe

Extra-long infeed and outfeed tables provide 33-1/2" of material support.

Powerful 15 amp, 20,000 rpm motor handles larger, deeper cuts in hardwoods.

Material removal gauge and extra-large thickness scale deliver accurate cuts with every pass

Turret depth stop allows user to return to their most frequently used depths with ease

The DEWALT DW735 and the 6550T by WEN are worth a look as well. Both these tool manufactures are thought to be some of the top makers of premium Planers. Both these tools are top rated also. Customers awarded the DEWALT an average rating of 4.6/5 stars. Contrast that to the WEN 6550T that boasts an average score of 4.4/5 stars.

The DW735 by DEWALT provides a few really choice features such as Powerful 15-AMP, 20,000 RPM motor (10,000 RPM cutterhead speed) handles larger cuts in wider materials with ease. The WEN 6550T although, is very competitive with Granite table provides a sturdy non-marring surface for wood to smoothly travel over plus Plane boards up to 6 inches thick and 12.5 inches wide.

Both of these two tools are an outstanding option if you're in the market for Thickness Planers
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3. DEWALT DW735 Benchtop Planer

  • (753 Points)

It all went together well. I thought this was too good to be true. I look forward to using this machine more. Every other adjustment is still perfect. It's hard to beat this unit for the price.

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4. WEN 6550T Benchtop Planer

  • (611 Points)

No parts were damaged or missing. It's hard to beat this unit for the price. Everything I expected and more. This is a great compact and functional unit. WEN always makes great products!

Honorable Mentions

There are several more terrific Thickness Planers available. Here are a number to pick from if the selections you already looked at don't be a good fit for you. There really are a number of terrific choices on the market to buy. With in depth analysis and testing, the options we reviewed earlier were our preferred Planers. That being said, the Planers shown below deliver some special characteristics and are all highly rated Thickness Planers.

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5. WEN 6552T Benchtop Planer

  • (504 Points)

WEN has hit a grand slam with this design. Functionally, the unit performs really well. This planer has some serious horsepower. Its not that heavy and super easy to move. Its not that heavy and super easy to move.

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6. Craftsman CMEW320 Benchtop Planer

  • (169 Points)

It all went together well. This is a great compact and functional unit. Should have bought one of these years ago. Everything works flawless as expected. Overall, I am pretty pleased with it so far.

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7. Mophorn Benchtop Planer

  • (90 Points)

If you have any questions call shop Mophorn. It's heavy but has well designed handles. This machine is a beast for the money. So far, it's been a really nice Benchtop Planer. I spent almost no time setting the Benchtop Planer up.

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8. POWERTEC PL1252 Benchtop Planer

  • (70 Points)

It's really a great machine! It has quickly become my favorite shop tool. Was happy with the POWERTEC PL1252, no complaints. Very easy to use and effective. Great piece of equipment.

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9. Grizzly G0505 Benchtop Planer

  • (54 Points)

In my opinion, the Grizzly G0505 is totally worth it. Softwood perfomance is above average. It is also very low on noise. Functionally, the unit performs really well. No parts were damaged or missing.

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10. Ridgid R4330 Benchtop Planer

  • (35 Points)

This has been a good buy for me. I ordered this Benchtop Planer on a Saturday night. All the calibrations were accurate. This Benchtop Planer does the job as intended. Product was totally fine when it arrived.