If you love to do any kind of woodworking you’re definitely going to want a benchtop planer. These are designed to make sure you get a super smooth finish for each project that you do and they’re also going to make sure you get the right thickness. But with so many out there you’re going to need a little more information about what features to look at. That way, you’re going to know exactly what you need to consider before buying your next one.
Power: What is the amperage of the planer? You’ll want something that isn’t going to need or give too much power for the work you need.
Dimensions: How big or small is it? This is going to be important when you’re figuring out where to put it so you don’t run out of space.
Width Capacity: What size boards are you going to be able to use it with? You want something that can accommodate your largest project.
Cut Rate: How fast is it going to cut through your boards? This is going to be important for some people you want to make sure you can get the job done.
Maximum Cut Depth: How thick of a board can you cut through? This is going to help you figure out if you’re getting the right tool for your project.
Warranty: How long is the warranty? You want a warranty that’s long enough to let you know the planer is definitely durable.
You want to get a high-quality planer that’s going to last. You want to make sure that the one you get is going to work for the project that you’re doing next. After all, you need to make sure that you are going to get your job done. You’ll definitely want to make sure you have something large enough to get the job done but not too large to put in the space you have available in your workshop.
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019