Conventional planers run up against obstacles during practical use because of design limitations such as limited rabbet depth and heavy tool weight. Festool has overcome these obstacles by introducing solutions that guarantee effortless operation, greater versatility and improved finished results.
Benefits of Festool Planers.
- Depth controls are integrated into the handle, for easy adjustment on the fly.
- Single blade planer head design for rapid blade changes.
- Smooth cut performance reduces sanding time.
- Single knife cutterhead produces less noise, reducing user fatigue.
- Unlimited rabbeting feature does not leave a lip.
- High dust extraction efficiency for less clean-up time and greater work efficiency.
- Versatile – create smooth or rustic effects.
- Safer – the side guard swings up as the rabbet depth increases.
- Convert into a bench-mounted planer, with optional bench unit.
Comparison of Festool planer models
Below, you will find a comprehensive list of specifications for each of the planer models in the Festool line.
|EHL 65||HL 850|
|Standard Package Includes|
|Parallel Edge Guide|
|Standard Planer Head|
|Solid Carbide Standard Blade|
|Rabbet Depth Guide|
|Systainer||SYS 2||SYS 3|
|Power Consumption||720 Watts / 6 Amps 120 volts AC||850 watts / 7 amp 120 volts AC|
|Drive Shaft Speed||15,600 RPM||10,000 RPM|
|Cutting Depth||0 - 5/32" (0 - 4 mm)||0 - 9/64" (0 - 3.5 mm)|
|Rabbeting Depth||0 - 29/32" (0 - 23 mm)||Unlimited|
|Head Width||2-9/16" (65 mm)||3-15/64" (82 mm)|
|Noise Level At Idle||76 dB (A)||79 dB (A)|
|Weight||5.3 lbs. (2.4 Kg)||8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg)|