Get in the ‘groove’: With Trotec’s electric planers everything runs smoothly
It is no coincidence that the planer is among the oldest tools and, up to the present day, is still used for wood processing by carpenters and joiners – and, of course, by DIY enthusiasts who appreciate the unbeatable benefits of a planing machine, for instance in rendering surfaces smooth and even, chamfering or rebating. Luckily, unlike previous generations, craftsmen can nowadays opt for the clearly superior electrical version. Being the contemporary evolution of the conventional planer, the electric planer helps you to accomplish tasks faster and more easily. Wood and planer – that simply belongs together. Just like power tools and Trotec.
Brand quality plus cost-efficiency
Until now, however, you basically only had two options when choosing an electric planer: either good but expensive, or mainly cheap.
Trotec’s PowerTools now offer a smart choice: good price, good product and good design – all in one.
HighPerformance in every respect, for we do not only stand for measuring devices and air conditioners, but also for power tools of brand quality: professional Trotec solutions with an excellent value-for-money ratio!
Electric planers – which factors really matter
Processing wood opens up countless opportunities to realize your creative potential and what is needed to attain perfect results is a powerful electric planer. You can use a high-quality planer to smoothen wood or to trim a workpiece and so add the finishing touches. In our how-to guide we present the different models, point out appropriate application purposes as well as useful tips for the safe and proper handling of an electric planer.
What is an electric planer for?
This tool is used for processing wood – but what exactly can you do with it? A planer is surprisingly versatile and deployed in numerous areas of wood working. Be it for chamfering edges, machining wooden surfaces flat or simply to reduce the material thickness. Thanks to the electric motor, very little physical strength is required to work with an electrical planer since most models are fitted with automatic contact pressure. Therefore, you just have to make sure that you position the device evenly on the wooden surface and then guide it gently. You can leave the rest to the device.
Electric planers – technical characteristics and what to take into account for a well-conceived purchase decision
There are plenty of factors distinguishing a high-quality device from an average one – and we don’t mean the price! Before deciding on a type of electric planer, it is therefore important to take a closer look at the technical characteristics. These include:
Functional principle of an electric planer
An electric planer consists of a planing body that houses an electric motor. The motor drives a roller to which blades are attached. The blades start moving at the push of a button and remove fine wood shavings until the desired result is achieved. The electric planer is guided by a knob located at the front of the device, it allows you to stay on track and to keep the powerful planer under control without having to exert much force.