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M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-1/4 in. Planer (Tool-Only)

  • Delivers unmatched depth control and powerful stock removal
  • 20 adjustable knob locking positions
  • Fully compatible with the M18 system, featuring over 200+ tools
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Product Overview

The M18 3-1/4 in. Planer delivers unmatched depth control and powerful stock removal for quick and precise material removal on soft or hard woods. The Planer's powerful motor allows the user to remove up to 5/64 in. in a single pass for increased productivity. The depth adjustment knob's 20 locking positions allows for multiple depth settings and precise depth control. In addition the depth adjustment knob does not rotate past the 0 or 5/64 setting which allows users to quickly identify at what depth they are cutting without needing to re-zero the dial. The M18 Planer also provides up to a 27/64 in. rabbet cut capacity offering users more depth of cut when making shiplap joints. A left or right chip ejection feature allows users to aim shavings away from their eyes or finished surfaces; increasing safety, productivity and accuracy.

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Cordless/ CordedCordedCordlessCordedCorded
Maximum Speed (rpm)1700014000100009000
Amperage (amps)6.5 1515
Batteries Included No
Motor Type Brushed
Maximum Board Thickness 6 in6 in
Maximum Board Width (In.) 12.5 in13 in
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Maximum cut depth (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
6.17 in
Product Height (in.)
6.97 in
Product Width (in.)
12.38 in


Batteries Included
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
Lithium Ion
Tool Only
Tool Only
Blade Type(s)
Blade Width (in.)
3.25 in
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Cordless Tool Type
Cordless/ Corded
No Additional Items Included
Maximum Speed (rpm)
Motor Type
Number of Total Batteries Included
Power Tool Features
No Additional Features
Product Weight (lb.)
6.15 lb
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Years

Questions & Answers


Is this the fuel or just the m18

Asked by Michael April 4, 2021


How much does it plane when set to zero

Asked by Dom March 18, 2021

nothing or very very close to nothing

Closet store that this is in stock

Asked by Moon January 25, 2021

Beyond my expectations

Can I use with 220-240 V/Europe/

Asked by Kris January 13, 2021

Where can i get a dust bag for my planer ( side bag )

Asked by Franky December 27, 2020

Where can i order the attachment for it. I need the bag that catches the shavings

Asked by Kal November 13, 2020

does this come with a dust bag

Asked by Milwaukeeman April 23, 2020

No, this does not come with the dust bag.

what is the depth cut on 0 if max is 5/64

Asked by kevin April 13, 2020

Hi there! Our M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-1/4 in. Planer features a depth adjustment dial with 20 locking positions, which allows for multiple depth settings and precise depth control. In addition the depth adjustment dial does not rotate past the 0” or 5/64” setting, which allows you to quickly identify what depth you are cutting without needing to re-zero the dial.

Can you use a Ryobi 18 volt battery in this machine?

Asked by Preacher December 31, 2019

No you can’t. It’s not compatible. Ryobi is a push in battery and Milwaukee is a slide in. I’ve seen some strange adapters online that make it possible but depends on how much you trust those mixing that stuff risking your tool.

Will this cut across the grain of hardwoods ?

Asked by RC December 5, 2018

If this won’t do it nothing else will either. The carbide blades should easily slice the wood.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 158 reviews
  • 84% recommend this product
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Great planer / worthless edge guide
Rated one star just to get attention. There is nothing wrong with the planer, but the included edge guide is a bad joke. I am a finish carpentry contractor and a large part of what I do is hanging doors. I currently use a Festool corded planer that has an adjustable fence that allows me to dial in a 3 degree bevel on the edges of the door to provide the proper clearance to the jamb. It is an excellent tool but the idea of ditching the cord was really appealing (it's constantly under foot). I am fully bought in to the Milwaukee cordless system (both M12 and M18) and, until now, couldn't find fault with anything. I thought I could add my own fence with a three degree bevel built in but, as you can see in the photo, the included edge guide doesn't even start out close to 90 degrees. Worse yet, with a little hand pressure the fence can be bent. It just seems awkward and flimsy. I really didn't want to return it so I called Milwaukee technical support to see if they might have something in the pipeline (maybe a Fuel version) that would address the shortcomings but, unfortunately, they don't. So, I returned it. I'm sure it is a great planer as long as the only thing you need the edge guide for is rabbeting....just wanted to offer a heads-up
by TheDoorGuy
Response from Milwaukee ToolMar 31, 2021
Hi TheDoorGuy, Thank you for posting a review and we’re sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected. We would like the opportunity to investigate your feedback further. Could you contact me at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com Thank You – Will
Another Milwaukee cordless winner!
Being that I am an electrical contractor, a planer is not something that I've used much at all in the past, but I got this new Milwaukee M18 planer with plans to become more of a "wood guy" in the near future, trying my hand at building furniture and such. I did take it along with me to several job sites over the last couple of weeks, and let the carpenters on each give it a try. All were quite impressed, both with the power of the tool and it's features, and at least a couple said that they were definitely going to grab one for themselves. The planer is very easy to use, and very easy to adjust. I had some worry as to the capabilities of a cordless planer, but it powered right through anything I tried it on, using a 4.0 battery. Being sort of a novice with a planer, I was glad for the retractable kickstand, so that I won't have to worry about accidentally damaging the surface of something when setting it down. The tool does have an electric brake that brings the blades to a full stop pretty much immediately. As are all of the tools in the Milwaukee cordless line, this is a contractor-grade tool, featuring the level of durability and ruggedness required for jobsite usage.
by Grogan14
13 people found this helpful
For speed and a smooth finish
This kit version (2623-21) includes: planer, two blades, charger, one M18 X C Red Lithium battery, bevel edge guide, contractor’s bag and a multi charger in which I can also charge my M12 tools. The planer has a 3-1/4″ cutting width with a 27/64″ max cutting depth and runs at a healthy speed of 14,000 RPMs. The 20 depth locking positions (0 to 5/64”) are very efficient, locks down tight and easy to set eliminating possible accidental changes in the depth control. The planer is 6.5 pounds with an added 1 LB for the battery. The select-able chip direction ejection is also a valuable asset which allows the user right or left option, depending on preference. For cleaner working a dust collector can be connected (not supplied) or in my case I connected a vacuum which is slightly more than the 1-1/2 inch diameter of the chip exit. It comes with an edge bevel guide and is easily fitted but for larger surfaces I found it much easier to use without it. My first attempt on an old door was a little short of a disaster as I ended up putting several gouges in the wood at the end of the run. This was my first time at using a power planer but even so, after about an hour of practicing with the speed and how much pressure to use, I was finally getting the hang of it and making clean and smooth perfect cuts. Next I tried a rabbit cut to the maximum of 27/64”. Absolutely perfect and I was now believing in my ability with my first power planer. The two reversible 3-1/4” double sided carbide blades certainly make the job both easier and efficient. With the power planer riding on a shoe plate with the 2 blades mounted on a cutter head, it removes wood equal between the front plate and the rear plate And so, summing up: The speed at which I pushed the planer and the depth setting I chose did affect the final smoothness of the work. I set the M18 planer to 1/16 in. each pass, with a maple door edge with outstanding results. The same result with Fir and pine. Next I tried planning some hardwood on settings of 1/16, 1/32 and 1/64 with also excellent results. This Milwaukee M18 Cordless cut all the woods both smooth and even and at no point did it bog down or lose any power. I continued to plane different woods at a depth1/16 of an inch, which included a forty feet of oak cuts for approx. a total of 300 feet before the battery started to fade. I did however give it 30 seconds to cool the tool after every 5 feet cut and then after every two cuts with no problems at all of overheating. With the battery, the tool weighs 7.5 lbs., but was impressed by the well balanced feel to it with both hands in line with the planer cut with easy control. The blades are easy to change with a supplied allen key which is fitted on to the tool. The kickstand is very useful for protecting the tool as well as the blades when laying down the planer. If not needed, the kickstand can be disabled by pushing it up and sliding it to the side, thus locking it from coming down. . Plus as soon as you release the trigger, the motor stops dead with no over running like other power planers making the safety of this tool even better. I own many hand planers that have and continue to serve me well but for speed and a beautiful finish, I cannot fault this M18 planer or for its’ run power. This is a very strong and sturdy tool that every carpenter/handyman should welcome into their tool box. The only cons I can find is that this kit does not come supplied with a wood chip catcher or at least with an attachable hose that fits on the end. Also I would like to see the edge bevel guide to be the same length of the planer.
by Palaranda
52 people found this helpful
Impressive power planer easy to use
Milwaukee M18 3-1/4 in. Cordless Planer (Tool Only) is a high quality tool. This is my first electric hand planer having used and owned all kinds of manual planes for decades. Its an interesting cordless tool with plenty of power and using my own Milwaukee 18-volt 5.0 XC battery pack. The cordless planer took a little getting used to its size and power, but that passed quickly. I really liked how it made quick work of my project. One pass and more than a 1/16-inch of shavings were gone leaving a smooth surface. Shavings the first time were paper thin without futzing with the blade which was my first good impression. I like that you can dial in the shaving depth precisely. The depth of cut is controlled by a knob on the front of the tool with graduated markings. It has positive solid clicks so you know exactly what the tool is doing. The most important accessory is the fence guide that adds stability to straight cuts and has an adjustment for chamfered angles up to forty-five degrees. The guide is held firm with two knobs holding rigidly the angle set.. The tool even with the battery on one end is surprisingly balanced in the hand; although, its size and weight gets a little getting used to after working with hand planes. The business end are two rotating blades, actually metal strips which can't be sharpened. They are replaced by loosening several screws and slipping in a pair of new blades. The plane has two exhaust ports selectable for either side to attach your shop vac or you can just make a mess. It also has on the bottom a tool rest to protect the blade and counter top from dings. To start the tool you need to first depress the safety button which is the black wings on on the top of the handle in the pictures. Being careful with planes is always a good idea and with so much power you can't be too safe. I found the plane easy to handle smoothing up some 2x4's in spite of several small knots with no blade dings. I'll still keep my manual planes, but for anything more than a quick touch up I'll be using this tool for sure.
by FXP1
5 people found this helpful
Milwaukee at its best
The planer is a tool only, which means it arrives without a battery or carry case. The planer comes with an edge guide, allowing you to make straight, rabbit, or bevel cuts up to 45 degrees. The guide mounts on the left or right, and can be removed completely. You can adjust the chip ejection chute to throw chips to the left or right. A large depth adjustment knob locks the head in 1/256" increments. The tools powerful motor had plenty of power from the M18 battery (not supplied) and made light work of planing a 2 by 6. there was absolutely no kickback, and the spring loaded kickstand did a great job. The tool had the same performance as my corded planer, but the advantage of no cord to mess around with. Perfect for the home user or job site.
by Texas
13 people found this helpful
Very accurate with no scarfing and leaves a fairly smooth...
Very accurate with no scarfing and leaves a fairly smooth surface for sanding. Easily controlled but the edge guide is a little awkward.
Easier than I thought....
Easier than I thought.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Has more than enough power when used with a HO...
Has more than enough power when used with a HO battery. Cuts perfectly, and the ability to switch the chip ejection side is invaluable
by Jared
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