This did the job of shaving an outside door in minutes. If your looking for an electric planer for diy occasional usage this is the tool, as reflected in the price. Probably would look at a higher specification / quality planer for every day usage = higher price. It does have a nozzle for dust extraction which is useful to have when operating the plane indoors.
Seeing that there are no reviews for the draper planer, i thought i’d share my experience. The draper is a sturdy, well made planer. The ergonomic design makes this tool very easy to use, and the finish is top notch. The dust extractor works very well when connected to a workshop vacuum, and the results are spot on. It does what it is meant to do, and does it very well thanks to the powerful 480w motor. I have used another brand planer with a quoted 710w motor, yet i feel that it really is not powerful as the draper and not as comfortable either. I have used it on several projects and it has always performed well. Another great tool from draper, which i highly recommend.
Not a bad planner good value for money thank you. Here are the specifications for the Draper 23037 480W 230V 82mm Planer:
- HSS reversible cutting blades
- 0-0.6mm adjustable depth setting
- Soft grip handle
- Dust extraction facility
- Adjustable width guide
Cheap and handy tool to have.
Good little machine a dust bag would be a beneficial.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Plane Sailing!
- Because of some carpal tunnel problems, my husband searched
- Excellent gift
Small and light but powerful, not to deep a cut easy to use, gives nice finish. Manual is not very clear on changing blades but once done is easy. Body of planer wider than foot plate, means cannot cut rebates, or within two verticals. Learn to cut properly so to avoid rounding flats at ends and digging in at start. There are larger and more powerful draper units, with deeper cuts but this does the job for me.
Excellent product,did the job.
Bought this for a birthday present the person who received it was very pleased with the results.
Not used it a lot but so far no complants.
Because of some carpal tunnel problems, my husband searched for a planer that would allow him to work using just one hand. This draper does just that, yet it’s powerful enough for the job required. In fact i spent so much time looking for such tool, that i just bought a second, identical draper, just in case.
Good machine, pity the extraction bag is an extra, but bought it any way. Neat planer, good price & delivered on time.
Prompt delivery, pleased with the product.