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Why the Makita 1806B electric planer is the best planer for your worst lumber


If you have large timber stocks you can’t straighten with a jointer due to their size, there is one tool that will help you get the job done easily. It’s the Makita 1806B 10.9 amps  6-3/4 inch electric planer.

There are few electric planers, if any at all that can be compared with ​Makita's 1806B electric planer.

makita 1806B 10.9 Amps electric planer

​Favorite Feature

​It ​the best planer for your worst lumber because of the power it packs. ​Planing really large and rough lumber will require a few more passes if you're using another electric planer. With the Makita however, you'll require less passes because of the size of the planer and the power it packs.

Most of the electric hand planers you’ll see when you’re searching or looking for electric planers are equipped with either 6.5 Amps to 7.5 Amps motors, but the Makita 1806B comes equipped with a behemoth 10.9 Amp motor which produces 15000 revolutions per minute. Enough power to brush through anything placed in its part.

This is not your normal electric planer. This is a beast. You’ve got something tough to plane? Well, what are you waiting for? The Makita 1806B 10.9 Amp planer is what you need.

The first time I set my eyes on it, I was like, “what! Is this real?” But yes, it’s real. When it comes to electric planers, it’s the complete package.

In a single pass, it cuts through 6-3/4 inches of the width and 1/16 inches of what you’re working on. It comes equipped with a very large sole plate that gives it this extra stability, making it very easy to glide it through whatever you’re planing with it.

The blades are high-speed steel blades which complements the powerful motor to ensure it chops through whatever type of wood you ply it through.

Adjusting the cutting depth of the Makita electric planer is very easy as it comes equipped with a depth adjustment dial with easy depth settings which are very clear and easy to read.

A good handle is necessary for power tools like this, and Makita did not disappoint in this aspect as the 1806B electric planer comes equipped with an ergonomic handle which is very comfortable to hold and work with.

Another important feature is the lock-on button which you can use to keep the planer running as long as you want to plane with it.

This Makita planer is ideal for you if you carry out professional construction framing, fine woodworking as well as window and door installation.

Above all, what really matters when it comes to electric planers or planers of any kind is how smooth and polished is the resulting work after using the planer? The Makita 1806B electric planer performs exceptionally well in that aspect as well.

It produce smooth and polished finishes that any workman will be proud of.

One thing you should expect though is that this bad boy is heavy, and that should not even be a surprise considering the size and craftsmanship of this machine.

​It’s ideal for shaping large lumber that is too heavy to work on with a jointer. Like I said earlier, the Makita 1806B is the beast of electric planers, one every true craftsman will truly appreciate. It's the best planer for your worst lumber.

​​Makita 1806B 10.9 Amps Electric Planer

​What I like about it

This is not just any electric planer. It’s an electric planer meant for tackling the toughest jobs and tasks you have in hand.

If you’ve got some large stocks to deal with, then this Makita will help you breeze through them easily.

Depth adjustment is very good, and ergonomic handle makes it easy to operate without getting fatigued even though it’s heavy.

Finishing is very good, and the tool is well made.

​What can be improved

​The power cord that comes with it is very stiff, which makes it inhibit the movement of the planer.

It could really use some flexibility.

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