DEWALT 13" Two Speed Thickness Planer (DW735)
DeWalt clearly comes out the winner with this planer. To start with, it’s got a three blade cutterhead, the only one of its type in this category. The cutterhead moves at 10,000 RPM, so you’re getting 30,000 cuts per minute. There’s a power feed for the wood being cut, which is two speed, allowing for 96 or 179 cuts per inch, maximizing the quality of the finish.
The table is cast aluminum for extra rigidity and improving cut accuracy of the cut, while infeed and outfeed table extensions are provided with the tool. This planer even comes with an extra set of knives. There’s also a material removal gauge and a turret depth-stop, which allows you to return to the most common thicknesses easily and quickly. Finally, the planers chip ejection is fan assisted.