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Monday, July 6, 2009

Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA

Monday, July 6, 2009


New PC5000C ideal for smoothing concrete surfaces, leveling concrete seams


JULY 6, 2009 – La Mirada, Calif. – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, is proud to announce the release of its new 5” Concrete Planer, model PC5000C. This new concrete planer combines power with ease-of-use features, and is ideal for a range of concrete finish work that requires dust collection for cleaner operation.  
“Makita’s new concrete planer has power and constant speed control for the most demanding jobs, and it combines this performance with ergonomic design and ease of use features,” said Anthony Corwin, Makita product manager, commercial products. “The new PC5000C is engineered for smoothing concrete surfaces and leveling concrete seams, so it’s ideal for masons, concrete finishers, city maintenance crews, and more.” 
10 AMP Power
The PC5000C has a Makita-built 10 AMP motor with soft start technology for smooth start-ups. The electronic speed control dial allows the user to set the speed to the application, and the electronic current limiter protects the motor from overloading. The dust bag is easily installed and removed for cleaner operation. The PC5000C also includes a vacuum port, and a removable dust shroud cap that allows the tool to plane in corners and against walls.
Ease-of-Use Features
The PC5000C weighs 8.9 lbs. and is just 17” long with an ergonomic soft grip with large easy-to-operate trigger switch with lock-on function for greater comfort, as well as a loop side handle for improved handling. The L.E.D. power light serves as a pilot light as well as an indicator of the anti-restart function.
Smooth Operation
The PC5000C is engineered to smooth concrete seams, remove epoxy from concrete, remove trip hazards from concrete, and more. It’s ideal for masons, remodelers, city maintenance crews, concrete finishers, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class industrial quality concrete planer. The PC5000C is just another example of Makita’s commitment to innovative technology and best in class engineering.

5” Concrete Planer
Wheel Diameter
No Load Speed (RPM)
Overall length
Net Weight (lbs.)
8.9 lbs.
Suggested Retail Price:

About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita USA, Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at Makita is Best in Class Engineering.



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