We sent Toolsnob.com a new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-1/4" Planer (LXPK01). They knew a veteran carpenter who was a longtime user of a Makita corded planer, so they gave him the new LXPK01 to try out.
The verdict? Toolsnob.com reports that the carpenter "freaking loves the cordless planer."
The carpenter-reviewer liked the LXPK01's cut depth gauge (up to 5/64"), compact size (weighs only 7.4 lbs.) and the ability to hook up to a vacuum. He also liked the portability and not having to deal with a cord.
The new Cordless Planer is the latest addition to Makita's 18V LXT cordless line-up, with 50+ tools all powered by one 18V Lithium-Ion battery. The LXPK01 is ideal for door and window installers, carpenters, deck installers, remodelers, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class cordless planer.
Go here to read the complete review. For more on the Makita LXPK01, go here.