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Tool: 6 Amp Electric Planer Buy Now
MSRP: $ 69.98
Say you have a huge rough and uneven board. It would make a great plan for a coffee table, but how are you going to level it up? Well, one way is to use an electric plane, like this unit from Porter-Cable.
An electric planer is usually thought of as a carpenter’s tool, but it definitely has a place in woodworking. Just think of it as a really aggressive plane or belt sander.
This plane is equipped with a 6 A motor at 16,500 rpm. The depth of cut dial has 11 positive stops, 1/128 “apart; the maximum depth of cut is 5/64 ″. The plane sole is 11-1 / 2 “long and the blades are 3-1 / 4” wide. Three V-grooves in the sole allow you to make bevels of various widths.
The plane is equipped with two sets of blades: high speed steel and carbide. Porter-Cable suggests using high speed steel knives, which are less brittle, when there is a possibility of hitting a screw or nail.
The plane comes with a mesh filter bag to collect debris and dust. You can place the bag on either side of the machine to get into a tight space.
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