Planers are a tool every experienced carpenter needs. Using a wood planer allows you to shave down wood pieces to get the perfect thickness. They'll also get out larger knots that your sander just can't get. With the added attachments of collection bags and tubes, these planers won't add any mess to your shop floor. This saves you time on clean up, as well as keeping your workspace safe. Sears has both battery and electric powered options that offer you ease of use and portability to help you get any project done.
Get the perfect cut every time with planers for your workshop
Planers have been a staple of the carpenter's tool kit even since before electricity. They allow you to get precisely cut accurate shapes and flat edges on pieces of wood. Unlike a circular saw, planers are used to shave wood down slowly as opposed to making deep, straight cuts.
Sears has electric planer options that are powerful and accurate. The lightweight construction of electric planers gives the user greater control over the machine as well as enhanced accuracy. Since so much of planing is dependent upon pressure and speed, having a lightweight machine makes it a lot easier to get the right cut. Although not as portable as a battery operated unit, with the addition of an extension cord, you'll be able to cover your entire work space to get the reach you need for various jobs.
For increased portability, a battery operated planer is the way to go. Whether you're on the job site, or simply away from an outlet, you'll find that completing projects is a snap when you don't need to worry about a cord. Their increased weight can make maintaining control more difficult, but many models feature ergonomic handle designs to help offset this problem. You can find options that are also compatible with both large and small batteries. The battery operated models maintain high power on top of their portability, so you can get the most out of your planer no matter where you're working.
When you're shopping for planers there are a number of features you'll want to consider. Blade depth knobs allow for on the fly changes and added precision. Debris bags and tube attachments are also available, making cleanup a snap. Alternatively, you can find many models that come with chip guard switches that allow you to choose which direction you'd like the shavings pushed during use. Besides keeping your shop clean, moving the excess wood out of your way helps you to see your work better and make more accurate cuts.
Whether you decide to go electric or battery powered, a planer is something that completes a workshop. The precise and varied cuts that they're capable of lets you shape wood for any type of project. Sears has a number of planers that will help you create the exact cuts you need.