An electric planer is used to smooth rough and uneven wood surfaces by shaving off the high, bumpy sections of wood until they are at the same level as the lowest sections. See right for an illustration.
They feature a knob which is used to adjust the depth of cut and also as a grip, and a blade which spins around in the centre of the tool to slice off the high sections of wood. They are available in a variety of sizes, from small ones for light use on small areas to large, heavy duty ones from woodworking specialists like Festool.
Electric hand planers are best used on relatively small areas. Usually where you only need a moderate level of precision. Larger scale planing machines are better for large work pieces or where a higher level of precision is needed.
We have Festool, Bosch, Metabo, Makita and DeWalt wood planers in our selection. It can be hard to choose which electric planer you need, especially when there are so many to choose from with very little difference between them. Here are some important features to consider when choosing between electric wood planers:-
We also have cordless planers if you're looking for more freedom with the use of this tool. Click here to see our cordless range.
At Kelvin Power Tools, we have an excellent team of power tool experts available for your questions. If you want to know more about electric wood planers or any other tools then please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help.