Updated January 07, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Thickness Planers

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We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. You can have all the faith in the world in your local lumber supplier, but if you want to be 100-percent confident in the size and finish of your wood, you should cut the boards to your desired thickness with one of these planers. We’ve included heavy-duty models that are ideal for carpenters who require maximum efficiency as well as more affordable options for handy hobbyists. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best thickness planer on Amazon.

10. Porter-Cable 305TP

9. Grizzly G0505

8. Bosch PL1632

7. Rikon 25-130H

6. Jet 708524

5. DeWalt 735X

4. Makita 2012NB

3. Powermatic 15HH

2. Cutech 40200H-CT

1. Jet 208HH

Editor's Notes

January 02, 2019:

Included the Bosch PL1632 as the only handheld model on the list for users who value portability above all else. Noted that the Makita 2012NB is one of the only options I came across with built-in storage for ancillary items, which will come in handy for people with cluttered work areas. Researched the Delta Power, but too many reports of a loud rattling noise and short lifespan led me to omit it from the list.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on January 07, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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