Cordless Planer - Tools & Equipment - Contractor Talk

Cordless Planer

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-13-2018, 06:34 PM   #1
Pro
 
Lettusbee's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ft Collins, CO
Posts: 2,138
Rewards Points: 2,894

Cordless Planer


My Options are
Makita - tried and true brand and I have a lot of batteries for it.

Milwaukee - tried and true brand and I have a lot of batteries for it, but $50 more than Makita or Dewalt

Dewalt - Brushless, seems like they should be able to make a decent planer. Only have 7 Dewalt batteries

Anybody have experience with any of these?
Lettusbee is online now  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 09-13-2018, 06:43 PM   #2
Pro
 
rrk's Avatar
 
Trade: remodeling
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: new jersey
Posts: 4,886
Rewards Points: 2,770

Re: Cordless Planer


holy moly "milwaukee- I have lots of batteries"
"dewalt- only 7"

how many people do you have?

Advertisement

rrk is online now  
Old 09-13-2018, 06:51 PM   #3
Pro
 
Big Johnson's Avatar
 
Trade: Contractor and Grunt
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,313
Rewards Points: 4,756

Re: Cordless Planer


I have the makita and like it.
Big Johnson is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Big Johnson For This Useful Post:
Lettusbee (09-13-2018)
   
 
Old 09-13-2018, 07:36 PM   #4
Pro
 
VinylHanger's Avatar
 
Trade: I'll do that for 500 bucks.
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 8,763
Rewards Points: 8,204

Re: Cordless Planer


Quote:
Originally Posted by rrk View Post
holy moly "milwaukee- I have lots of batteries"
"dewalt- only 7"

how many people do you have?
That's funny. You obviously don't follow the "My battery box is fuller than yours", threads.

I have just me and probably 15-20 between 20v and 12v. Then 4 or 5 for my Dewalt flush cutter.

That doesn't even touch Ungers collection. And heck, he only works an hour a day once or twice a week. Heh,heh,heh.

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
__________________
Your emergency does not constitute a problem with my Constitution.
VinylHanger is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to VinylHanger For This Useful Post:
rrk (09-13-2018)
Old 09-13-2018, 07:41 PM   #5
Pro
 
Tom M's Avatar
 
Trade: GC/ Interior & Exterior Remodeling
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Posts: 8,548
Rewards Points: 7,750

Re: Cordless Planer


I use an older corded Bosch I cant kill it.
Tom M is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Tom M For This Useful Post:
Deckhead (09-21-2018)
Old 09-13-2018, 07:44 PM   #6
Pro
 
dave_dj1's Avatar
 
Trade: general contractor
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Upsate Ny/Vt border
Posts: 872
Rewards Points: 830

Re: Cordless Planer


I have the Makita cordless and love it. Works great and the batteries seem to last a good long time.
dave_dj1 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to dave_dj1 For This Useful Post:
Lettusbee (09-13-2018)
Old 09-13-2018, 08:10 PM   #7
Pro
 
mrcat's Avatar
 
Trade: Pole Barns, Residential Framing
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Fingerlakes NY
Posts: 394
Rewards Points: 588

Re: Cordless Planer


I have the dewalt and it works great.
I haven't ever tried the other two though...

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
mrcat is online now  
Old 09-13-2018, 10:25 PM   #8
GC/carpenter
 
Californiadecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 33,184
Rewards Points: 2,814

Re: Cordless Planer


Quote:
Originally Posted by Lettusbee View Post
My Options are

Makita - tried and true brand and I have a lot of batteries for it.



Milwaukee - tried and true brand and I have a lot of batteries for it, but $50 more than Makita or Dewalt



Dewalt - Brushless, seems like they should be able to make a decent planer. Only have 7 Dewalt batteries



Anybody have experience with any of these?


I had the Bosch. Gave it away and bought the Milwaukee. I've been using it ever since it hit the market without any complaints.


Mike.
_______________
Californiadecks is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Californiadecks For This Useful Post:
Bull Trout (09-16-2018)
Old 09-16-2018, 07:07 PM   #9
Box Builder
 
Morning Wood's Avatar
 
Trade: Pretty much anything with wood and some metals
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rockport, MA
Posts: 5,807
Rewards Points: 9,174

Re: Cordless Planer


Id use whichever had dust collection
Morning Wood is online now  
Old 09-16-2018, 09:39 PM   #10
Pro
 
Lettusbee's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ft Collins, CO
Posts: 2,138
Rewards Points: 2,894

Re: Cordless Planer


Don't they all have a dust port that you can hook to a bag or vac?
Lettusbee is online now  
Old 09-16-2018, 09:40 PM   #11
Pro
 
Lettusbee's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ft Collins, CO
Posts: 2,138
Rewards Points: 2,894

Re: Cordless Planer


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom M View Post
I use an older corded Bosch I cant kill it.
I've had a corded Makita and a corded Bosch in the past. The Makita was a stouter tool, but there really wasn't any thing to complain about on the Bosch.
Lettusbee is online now  
Old 09-17-2018, 08:59 PM   #12
Pro
 
JFM constr's Avatar
 
Trade: remodel,finish&trim
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sonoma Calif
Posts: 686
Rewards Points: 1,470

Re: Cordless Planer


your comparison of the makita and the bosch isn't fair .could be different size tools .
what features do you want ,how does it feel in your hand . Personally I use the dust collection often enough that it would be important .What really counts is the ability to blow chips either side . I have a small bosch corded.it is light and only needs one blade .I thought I would really like it ,but I would like it more if it had more power and a deeper cut . I will not be getting a cordless until at this time .But I am interested in seeing what others get and why .
JFM constr is offline  
Old 09-17-2018, 09:29 PM   #13
GC/carpenter
 
Californiadecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 33,184
Rewards Points: 2,814

Re: Cordless Planer


Milwaukee blows chips both ways and the dust port works great.


Mike.
_______________
Californiadecks is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Californiadecks For This Useful Post:
Lettusbee (09-17-2018)
Old 09-17-2018, 09:31 PM   #14
Pro
 
Lettusbee's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ft Collins, CO
Posts: 2,138
Rewards Points: 2,894

Re: Cordless Planer


Quote:
Originally Posted by JFM constr View Post
your comparison of the makita and the bosch isn't fair .could be different size tools .
what features do you want ,how does it feel in your hand . Personally I use the dust collection often enough that it would be important .What really counts is the ability to blow chips either side . I have a small bosch corded.it is light and only needs one blade .I thought I would really like it ,but I would like it more if it had more power and a deeper cut . I will not be getting a cordless until at this time .But I am interested in seeing what others get and why .
That is true that it is not a fair comparison. The Makita was from the 90s, when Makita seemed more intent on building tools to last forever. It was heavy, and heavy duty. For a 3-1/4" Planer.

The Bosch was from 2008ish. A lot more plastic, but metal where it counted, with a dust bag that worked well from either side.

I'm looking for cordless, because I am darn near 100 percent cordless except for the air compressor.


I thought all 3-1/4" planers had a chip blower that would go either way. That is a good point to watch out for.
Can't check em out in person because the only one I can find in a local store is the Milwaukee, which is at the bottom of my want list, since it's $50 more, and seems bulky. Pretty much down to Dewalt vs Makita
Lettusbee is online now  
Old 09-17-2018, 09:40 PM   #15
Pro
 
Lettusbee's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ft Collins, CO
Posts: 2,138
Rewards Points: 2,894

Re: Cordless Planer


Well look at that. Just looked em up again and the Dewalt and Makita both only spit out dust to the right. And the Dewalt has a cheesy little bag that looks like it belongs on a sander.

Maybe reconsidering the Milwaukee at this point.
Lettusbee is online now  
Old 09-18-2018, 06:20 AM   #16
Pro
 
TimNJ's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,395
Rewards Points: 3,164

Re: Cordless Planer


I was looking at Makita a while ago but it looks like it doesn't come with an edge guide. Is that true?

Currently have a corded Bosch that works fine.
Just looking to cut the cord.
__________________
Trump-The "Con Man's" Con Man.
TimNJ is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to TimNJ For This Useful Post:
rrk (09-18-2018)
Old 09-18-2018, 07:50 AM   #17
Pro
 
rrk's Avatar
 
Trade: remodeling
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: new jersey
Posts: 4,886
Rewards Points: 2,770

Re: Cordless Planer


Quote:
Originally Posted by TimNJ View Post
I was looking at Makita a while ago but it looks like it doesn't come with an edge guide. Is that true?

Currently have a corded Bosch that works fine.
Just looking to cut the cord.
same here

I do like the edge guide, bag and ability to direct chips right and left. I guess I'll keep my bosch.
rrk is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to rrk For This Useful Post:
TimNJ (09-18-2018)
Old 09-18-2018, 08:11 AM   #18
Pro
 
Lettusbee's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ft Collins, CO
Posts: 2,138
Rewards Points: 2,894

Re: Cordless Planer


Quote:
Originally Posted by TimNJ View Post
I was looking at Makita a while ago but it looks like it doesn't come with an edge guide. Is that true?

Currently have a corded Bosch that works fine.
Just looking to cut the cord.
Can't find any indication that the Makita includes an edge guide.
Lettusbee is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Lettusbee For This Useful Post:
TimNJ (09-18-2018)
Old 09-18-2018, 11:25 AM   #19
Box Builder
 
Morning Wood's Avatar
 
Trade: Pretty much anything with wood and some metals
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rockport, MA
Posts: 5,807
Rewards Points: 9,174

Re: Cordless Planer


I have an old corded hitachi. Shoots to the right and no collection port. Drives me nuts. Do the corded ones have enough balls?
Morning Wood is online now  
Old 09-18-2018, 08:30 PM   #20
GC/carpenter
 
Californiadecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 33,184
Rewards Points: 2,814

Re: Cordless Planer


Quote:
Originally Posted by Morning Wood View Post
I have an old corded hitachi. Shoots to the right and no collection port. Drives me nuts. Do the corded ones have enough balls?


I use the Milwaukee on every job. Great for knocking down crowns on deck joists. If has plenty of power.


Mike.
_______________

Advertisement

Californiadecks is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Californiadecks For This Useful Post:
Deckhead (09-21-2018)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cordless coallated drywall gun. mikeharold Tools & Equipment 15 05-04-2014 11:45 PM
Bostich Cordless Angled Finish Nailer ? MF Custom Tools & Equipment 19 09-14-2012 10:08 PM
Makita cordless deal Gary H Tools & Equipment 8 06-10-2012 10:42 PM
Follow up Paslode cordless roofing gun for siding lbfixit Tools & Equipment 0 10-17-2011 08:34 PM
looking at a festool cordless drill fr8train Tools & Equipment 31 05-10-2009 02:28 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?