WEN 6530 6-Amp Electric Hand Planer, 3-1/4-Inch

Wen 6530 6-Amp Electric Hand Planer, 3-1/4-Inch
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Product Description

Remember when you needed to smooth out those joists? Plane away chips, splinters and misshapen edges with the WEN 6 Amp 3-1/4 Inch Electric Hand Planer. Perfect for fixing stubborn doors and fitting wood. This power planer's 6-Amp motor delivers over 34,000 cuts per minute to your workpiece, slicing away any irregularities until the surface of your boards are aligned and smooth. With a cutting width of 3-1/4 inches and a maximum cutting depth of 1/8 inch, you'll have the perfect companion for fitting and squaring boards. The 16 positive stops increase in increments of 1/128 inch anywhere from 0 all the way up to 1/8 inches. The base plate shoe even includes a v-shaped groove for easily flattening sharp post corners. Aside from the power planer, this package also includes a dust bag, a rabbeting , a kickstand and a parallel fence bracket. The included rabbeting adjusts anywhere from 0 to 7/10 inches to allow for rabbets up to an inch deep in size. The parallel fence provides an accurate and straight cut by making sure your strokes are directly parallel to the edge of the wood (a must have for planing door edges, wood trim and boards). The kickstand protects both the blade and the workpiece in between uses by keeping the blade elevated and out of contact from the surface of your project. Finally, the dust bag collects all of your loose shavings to keep your work space clean and sawdust free. The bag attaches to both the left or right hand side of the planer to fit whatever your preference may be. And because this is a WEN Product, your 6 Amp 3-1/4 Inch Electric Hand Planer comes backed by a 2-year warranty, a friendly customer help line, and a nationwide network of skilled service technicians. Remember when you had a reliable planer that lasted for years? Remember WEN.
6 Amp motor provides up to 34,000 cuts per minute
16 positive stops adjust the cutting depth anywhere from 0 to 1/8 inches
Make rabbets up to 1 inch in size with the 5/16 inch rabbeting
Lightweight design weighs in at a mere 6 pounds
Includes power planer, dust bag, a kickstand, a parallel fence bracket and a 2-year warranty

Product Summary

Customers say

Customers like the smoothness, quality, value, and ease of cutting of the planer. They mention that it does the job of creating a smooth surface, it's a solid performer, and that it'll not disappoint. They appreciate the adjustment, performance, and easy of use. That said, opinions are mixed on ease of cleaning.

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Customer Reviews

Reviewer: B MILLER
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Title: Good Product
Review: Being a novice wood worker I couldn't afford a planer machine so I needed the right tool for my project. Recommend reading instructions to become familiar with planer. After adjusting settings to correct , worked like a champ. Depending upon task, recommend using a vacuum attachment as the planer does create a lot of saw dust. Sufficient power and suggest hearing protection. For the cost planer was durable and produced desired flat surface.Overall good price and tool for novice users.

Reviewer: StPetePaul
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Title: WEN Electric Planer saves you time and money
Review: I had several sticking doors in my home that needed fixed. I didn't want to spend a fortune for my home use and researched electric planers. I was familiar with the WEN Brand so I gave this one a try as my first electric planer. Similar quality planers were double the price.I used the WEN Planer on several hollow core doors and one heavy thick antique door and was very pleased with the performance. I had never used one before and just followed the directions included and set up the planer to remove a small amount at a time as little as 1/64″ or you can adjust it to take off much more. TIP: Start slow and use the low settings 1/64, 1/32″ and secure your work. The handle can be set to plane left or right handed as needed. TIP: The planer comes with a bag you can attach to the planer to catch the wood chips which is nice, but fills very quickly. However, I used my 1 gallon shop vac and attached the hose in place of the cloth bag. I would turn on the shop vac and then plane the door until I was finished with the vaccum sucking up the wood chips.I'm very happy with my purchase. It made quick work of my sticking doors and was easy to use and clean up. I saved half what I would have purchasing a local name brand unit. WEN is good quality for the homeowners needs. I would recommend this Wen Electric Planer to a friend.

Reviewer: David H
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Title: Great at this price point, but…
Review: I needed a planer to level a small cheap butcher block countertop I'm making. How cheap? It's made of ripped down 2x4s. This planer honestly did pretty good after a little set up , after which it did a decent job of leveling the panel. The cuts were nice and smooth and even enough once I figured out what I was doing.However, there are several caveats you should be aware of, the first of which is that it required quite a bit of fiddling to level the blades with the rear shoe. Also, while the blades were sharp, they were not perfectly straight but slightly curved so that the edges gouged out more than the middle. If anything planer blades should be curved the other way so that they carve slightly more from the middle than the edges. I could have removed the blades entirely and spent some time leveling them on my diamond plates. I personally don't think that's unreasonable, especially for the amount of money you pay for this thing and I certainly would have done so if not for the final nail in the coffin: The front shoe was not parallel with the rear shoe in either direction which caused a lot of snipe no matter how careful I was. And unfortunately that's something I could not adjust and decided to return this unit. I could just exchange this for another one but I've now learned that I like electric hand planers enough that I want a higher quality one.So in summary, at this price point, this is a really good tool. However, if it were priced much higher it would probably not deserve more than one or two stars. Don't expect a more than a moderate level of precision and be prepared to spend some quality time with it getting it set up and adjusted properly. If all you need is some quick and dirty leveling or something like trimming down some door edges or lumber, this thing would be perfect.

Reviewer: Doug Ratner
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Title: Forty Bucks?
Review: Works as well as I could have expected. I may only use it twice a year but it fits the bill and the price cant be beat

Reviewer: Satisfied Customer
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Title: Great electric hand planer for a great price
Review: Excellent planer with what seems to be equal quality to the big brand tool companies. Replaceable blades and easy to use attachments. Very satisfied so far.

Reviewer: Gina King
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Title: Works great!
Review: I couldn't find anyone in my area to plane logs for me. This saves me so much effort sanding.

Reviewer: Some Person
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Title: Planes Quickly, But Fills Super Fast
Review: I'll update this review when I've had more time with it, but for now, this is what I have seen.This planer is actually really good at chewing through wood. I'm admittedly new at this, but I'm a tinkerer, so I can figure things out pretty quickly. I just got this planer and started on a scrap piece of wood. It did very well, but I found that it starts out with divots, so I'm guessing it's probably how I'm using it. I can keep at it until I figure out that it's just me or this planer.I only docked 1 star, because the bag fills so quickly you really can't make but a few passes even at the lowest setting before the bag has to be emptied. If I could see it filling up, that would have been more helpful to know when to stop. I found it was best to empty it by pulling the long plastic sheath at the bottom and opening the bottom of the bag where it is widest. Trying to do this through the little whole near the top of the bag is MUCH harder and doesn't work as well. It would have been better to simply have a plastic container than a bag whereby it's easy to dump out the debris and you can see how quickly it fills. Either supply a plastic container or provide an adapter for the standard sized shop vac….I don't know. The container would be more of a must, but an adapter would have been a great addition. For the price…can I really complain? No…I can get an adapter.Having said that, it's filling quickly because it's actually working. It did a very nice job of mostly leveling out an edge of a board, then I did a second piece and then placed them together to see places where they don't lie flush. What I found was two things:1) The fact that I didn't have the wood on clamps on a level surface (simply freehanding this) caused me to cut at more of an angle…so I recommend clamping the wood before doing this and going as level as possible2) The edges of the first board I did bowed out from the second I placed next to it, implying I had to trim out the middle of the first one a bit, since the second board looked pretty level. Of course, you should actually use a level to ensure your faces are flat, but I was just messing around with thisThe build quality is nice, the weight is heavy enough not to lose control of it, but light enough to keep your arms from getting tired. You'll know when the bag fills up when the chips start flying out the other side, so they really needed to put in a plastic container, instead. All the knobs and features are great, but the directions are mediocre at best. I couldn't tell how to put the rabbet guide or the plane guide on without going to the commercial for the product. They need to include that in the manual.Overall, I can see how this will make quick work out of getting boards flush together, along with a sander. As with anything…planning your work out, along with practice will go a long way to ensuring a project goes well.

Reviewer: Excelente producto..
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Review: Precio y efectividad de la herramienta…..

Reviewer: Pawel
Rating: 2.0 out of 5 stars
Review: Went about 3/4 of a pass on a 4 foot pine board and quit. The motor made a ticking sound and that's all the use I got out of it. I do have a replacement coming so we will see how it performs.

Reviewer: Daniel C
Rating: 1.0 out of 5 stars
Review:  Purchased the planer on sale. It showed up packaged and covered in sawdust. had a full charge. Attached it to the planer and squeezed the trigger. Click nothing happens. Read some reviews on the planer and one gentlemen had the same issue after he used it for a 3/4 pass on some lumber. I’m thinking this is the planer I received. Disappointing and a 1 star review is justified.

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