DeWalt has a new 20-volt cordless planer with a brushless motor, useful for scribing cabinets and countertops, chamfering handrails, shaping and tapering trim and more, according to the company.
Powered by DeWalt’s 20-volt Max battery platform, the planer has the obvious advantage of no cord.
“Cords are always getting in the way,” product manager Jeff Beck says. “A lot of the applications we see in the field involve guys sizing down doors to get them to fit within the jam line. Typically when they’re doing this they’re taking the door outside and stretching an extension cord outside or, if they do it while it’s fastened, they still have the cord getting in their way.”
The brushless motor helps the planer maintain speed under load. It offers a width capacity of 3-1/4” and adjustments in 3/32” increments.
“This has similar power to what you get out of an electric unit. What we wanted to do was make sure the user does not notice any difference in power,” Beck says
The planer weighs 6.7 lbs. and is well-balanced for horizontal and vertical use, according to DeWalt.
Other features include a twin blade drum and carbide reversible knives.
The planer sells for under $200 with an edge guide.
For information, visit www.dewalt.com.
This article originally appeared in the July 2016 issue.