Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 35
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Phil Good planer - bad blades
Just picked one up and tried it on some already planed white oak (small test run - nothing special about this wood). I left the setting at zero depth to see how accurate it was set from the manufacturer. It appears to have cut about a 64th or better at zero depth. The blades immediately began chipping apart. Not just a little - a lot. I made two passes and the blades are completely unuseable. I attached 2 pictures to show how bad this is. I am obviously taking this back to the store for a refund. The unit itself seems to be well built and seems to have plenty of power. The blades can't handle hard wood.
September 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mikeb Powerful hand planer
Needed to size new doors and didn't want to shred the edges by using table saw. Worked well, lots of power, only gripe is the kickstand would catch if I didn't hold planer completely straight on door edge. But works well when you set planer down when finished planing. This planer will remove material fast so be prepared for a mess!
September 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PawPaw Works fine easy to use.
Very good for those small jobs, especially when you do not have access to a bench planer.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Having Fun with New Makita Planer
Am still practicing with the new planer to eliminate mismatches from multiple passes over the old wood but like it a lot. The neighbors even came over to check it out.
October 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RJJ21 Plenty of power
The Makita KP0800K Corded Planer is an outstanding product. The deck is machined well and very smooth. It has a notch in the front deck to perform chamfering. It also includes an adapter for shiplapping (rabbeting). With 6.5 amps of power this tool powered through my boards with ease. The depth dial has click points for each setting ensuring you are cutting to the right depth. This tool will throw a lot of wood chips out and it does not include a bag. I highly recommend you purchase the dust extracting nozzle so it can be connected to your shop vacuum. It comes with an outstanding blow mold case that holds all the parts securely and has excellent latches and hinges. It should last the life of the tool. It would be nice if the manual included part numbers for each of the accessories.
June 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mamajane1234 Great small planer
The Makita KP0800 corded planer is an excellent power tool. Makita has done a good design and manufacturing job on this product. The kit includes 3-1/4 in. planer, blade gauge assembly, wrench, guide rule, blade set and tool case. The carrying case is very high quality. I love the ease of the depth adjustment knob. The depth adjustment is super easy to read, using 0.1mm increments from 0 to 2.4mm or 3/32 in. The edge fence is easy to install and use. The chamfering V-groove is effective. I like that the lock on button is easy to engage so I don’t have to hold the button to keep it running. The motor is adequate and relatively quiet. Blade sharpening requires a sharpening holder and a dressing stone. These are not included in the basic purchase. Looks like the brushes can be replaced fairly easily. Not sure how hard it is to align a new blade set. From the instructions, it does not seem like a piece of cake. It would be nice if the instruction manual would start with “what’s in the box”. The manual does not list that there is a bevel guide that will work on the unit. . Not sure, but during operation I felt I got a little hang up on some cuts. Other models may be a little smoother. Wish they had make the blade width ¼” longer so that you could plane the face side of a 2X4.
It is quite messy but there are attachments that can be added to solve this. The size and weight are good for me unlike some heavier tools that I just can’t use. I will use it a lot with my wood crafting.
September 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gregg Awesome Planer
I really wanted a DeWalt planer but nobody carried the two blade planer in stock. So I was forced to go with this Makita planer and I could not be happier. I am literally planning 6x8x12 timbers from rough to smooth and the planner works like a charm. I use the fence to make to cuts on the sides and then free hand the middle of the beam. Every couple of passes I spray the bottom with car wax and the planner just glides. It would be nice if it had a dust bag but the reality is that I am planing off so much material that I would be changing the bag every couple passes. If I go through some sap it sticks to the bottom of the planer but a little acetone takes it right off. Blades last forever and are inexpensive to buy. I probably could go 500 LF without changing unless of course you hit a staple. 6-stars!!!
May 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Candygyal Too expensive
This item is a great tool but the price is a bit too expensive.
June 24, 2016