A highly acclaimed hand-planer delivers high power in a small package. It finds it purpose for both hobbyists’ woodworkers and finish carpenters. Here is our review of the Makita KP0810.
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It is not the lightest planer around, but with equitable weight distribution it feels good in your hands. 7.5 AMP motor means more wood can be scraped out in a single pass. The adjustments scales are clear and with 0.1 mm increments precision is taken care off. It is a well-built machine and the drum housing is made of rigid die-cast aluminium.
The KP0810 operates with 16,000 RPM speed. Motor is also rated 7.5 AMP, and this results in more efficient consumption of power, unlike Bosch 1594K Review. With a 2-blade cutter head more wood is scraped off quickly. Talking about capacity, in a single pass it can plane a maximum of 3-1/4 inches in width while the maximum depth of cut is 5/32 of an inch. This is quite high considering a hand-held planer and this helps you get the desired thickness in lesser no. of passes.
More accurate cut control is given to the user. The depth knob is calibrated with .1 mm movement, and this is used to get a smoother finish. Carpenters will find this extremely useful when there are working on doors or windows. The Guide Rule, is average and requires some time to adjust.
Security features like spring at the bottom is present to protect the surface from the blades.
There are no major flaws with this and you get what you pay for. Using the guide will take some to get used to but once you get the hang of it, you can breeze through your planing tasks. If the cuts start getting dull or uneven, you can sharpen the blades.
A combination of powerful motor, precise adjustments and durable design makes this our top recommendation for hobbyists and hand planers. Even if you are a professional, this can help you achieve small tasks and if you have to go to multiple job sites, this will be your goto power tool.