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    Makita   6.5 Amp 3-1/4 in. Corded Planer Kit

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    • Description
      • Leading power-to-weight ratio provides 17,000 rpm @ 5.7 lbs
      • Fast stock removal with double-edged planing blades
      • Precision-machined aluminum base for accuracy and durability
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      The Makita 3-1/4 in. Planer delivers power and cutting capacity with ease of use. It features a 6.5 Amp motor that delivers an incredible power-to-weight ratio, with a 2-blade cutter head and 17,000 RPM for increased stock removal and superior finishes. It is equipped with precision-machined aluminum base for planning accuracy and double-edge carbide blades.

      • Includes 3-1/4 in. planer, blade gauge assembly, wrench, guide rule, blade set and tool case
      • Planes up to 3-1/4 in. wide and 3/32 in. deep in a single pass
      • Rigid die-cast aluminum housing with all-ball bearing construction for longer tool life
      • Easy blade setting system for fast blade installation
      • Machined aluminum and balanced planer drum for reduced vibration and added durability
      • Click depth adjustment knob with easy-to-read scale with settings from 0 in. to 3/32 in. (0.1 mm increments) for precise depth adjustment
      • Lock-on button for continuous operation
      • Ergonomically centered balance with rubberized front and rear handles for added comfort
      • High-quality, poly V-belt provides added durability
      • Spring-loaded stand elevates the base to protect the blades and work piece
      • 1-year limited warranty
      • High quality poly-v belt provides added durability
      • Can be equipped with large, high speed steel blades (optional accessory)
      • 1-year warranty on tool
      • Includes: blade gauge assembly, 9 mm wrench, guide rule; blade set, tool case
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    • Specifications
      Amperage (amps) :
      Blade Type(s) :
      Double-edged planing blades
      Blade(s) Included :
      Color Family :
      Cord Length (ft.) :
      Corded Tool Type :
      Cordless/ Corded :
      Maximum Speed (rpm) :
      Maximum Width Cutting Capacity :
      3-1/4 in
      Product Depth (in.) :
      8.5 in
      Product Height (in.) :
      10.75 in
      Product Weight (lb.) :
      Product Width (in.) :
      15 in
      Reconditioned :
      Returnable :
      Tools Product Type :
      Power Tool
    • Reviews

      Ratings & Reviews

      91% of customers recommend this product
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      • Excellent Planer, Poor Dust Collection
      • August 04, 2015
      • Recommended Product

      This is a great 3-1/4" corded planer that's accurate, powerful, and easy to use. The only downside is that it doesn't ship with a dust bag or a nozzle that can be readily attached to a shop-vac. The kit comes with a sturdy blow molded case that's a bit bulky, but has great positive retention storage for all the accessories. Also included is a T wrench for blade removal, a blade holder for use when sharpening, and an edge guide for rabbeting. Everything snaps into place and holds really well, although I usually have to mess around with the cord quite a bit to get it stowed so I can close the case. The depth adjustment knob for the planer has 1/256" resolution, and allows for depths ranging from 0" to 3/32". I was surprised to find that there weren't any stops at the extremes, and could keep turning the knob past the max depth marking. The front shoe continued to move, so I decided to push the planer past its limits and try a full 1/8" pass on the edge of a 2x4. It managed to do it, but I could tell it was struggling to keep up. When used at its specified max depth setting, this planer doesn't bog down at all, thanks to the 6.5A motor. It even leaves a really smooth finish without any discernible scalloping. Running it over knots and voids didn't cause any tear out either. Sharpening the knives periodically should keep them factory sharp for such clean cuts. The edge guide works pretty well, although you can't really set the planer down easily while it's installed. I cut a few rabbets with it without any problems. It would have been nice if it included a bevel jig as well, but most of the competition don't have that feature either. The front shoe does have a 45° chamfer guide though, and I found it pretty easy to keep on track. The lock on trigger is easy to engage too, so you won't have to spend time fumbling with it while the blades are spinning. The biggest downside to this planer kit is that it doesn't ship with any means for connecting it to a dust collector. I understand why it didn't include a dust bag, which could fill up after just one or two passes, but I'm mystified as to why it doesn't come with a circular nozzle. The chip ejection chute is an odd oval shape, and Makita sells an optional accessory for another $15 that replaces it and allows for attachment of a dust collector hose. However, the adapter is for a 37mm hose, not the standard 1-7/8" or 2-1/2" hose diameters. So most users will have to buy TWO adapters for connecting to a vacuum. It seems like Makita could remedy the biggest source of complaints from users of this planer by simply swapping out the cheap plastic dust collection adapter that comes with this kit. Overall, this is a great accurate planer. Just know that if you plan on using it somewhere you'll have to clean up after yourself that you'll have to spend at least another $20 on adapters.

      Pros Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight Cons no dust collection, no bevel guide

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