Woodworking is a practice in patience as much as anything else; it’s practically an art the way the wood gets shaped and begins to form! And as any woodworker will tell you, no two types of wood are exactly the same. Oak has a different strength than pine, which is different to birch, and let’s not even get started on balsa. As a result, each type of wood requires a different level of strength and finesse to work with and shape to get the desired result.
Planing is the process of removing excess thickness in the wood, paring it down to the exact style and thickness you need for your project. While similar, it does differ from sanding, which is the process of removing excess material via smoothing to get a desired finish on the piece. Both can be a tedious process, especially on larger or more intricate pieces or projects. Thankfully, our friends over at Milwaukee have released a planer powered by their incredible M12 battery platform that’s capable of taking the planing process and ratcheting it up to 11–getting you through your day that much quicker with a smooth, even finish.
The 2524-20 is the brand new Milwaukee M12 Planer. With the power to plane and scribe in both soft- and hardwoods along with a new compact design, this planer is perfect for the toolboxes of carpenters, remodelers, general contractors, and so many more. The M12 battery platform lends itself to this tool incredibly well, giving it the power to remove up to 5/64” of material in a single pass. With the dual-blade design spinning at up to 14,500 RPM, you’ll be able to get exactly the finish you’re looking for in a fraction of the time it would have taken with a traditional hand planer. A dual-sided shaving port allows for your choice of which side the shavings fly out of, improving not only ease of use but also productivity on the jobsite.
We mentioned above how Milwaukee’s M12 planer allows for the removal of up to 5/64” of materials, and that’s thanks in part to the 21 different depth settings baked into the tool, ranging from 0 up to the max 5/64”. This allows for ultra precise and accurate cuts, giving you the ultimate level of control, while the 2″ wide shoe is perfect for plenty of common applications like doors, cabinets, and windows. The lockable kickstand, used to store the tool upright when not in use, can be stored away into the tool when it’s powered on so as not to interfere with your cuts. Additionally, a shavings collection attachment and universal hose adapter reduce cleanup time and boost productivity on the jobsite, allowing you to power through your project much quicker than you would have with a traditional planer.
Milwaukee’s all-new M12 Planer is available for Pre-Sale right now as a bare tool, battery bundle or full kit at Ohio Power Tool! Regardless of your feelings towards the Team Red gang, the sleek profile and host of incredible features should make this planer a staple for nearly any toolbox. Be sure to follow us wherever you get your social media to stay up to date on news, announcements, and all the latest deals, and feel free to reach out at 614-481-2111 or email@example.com with any questions, comments, or concerns!