Background and Identification
The Makita 3-1/4-inch planer is a corded planer kit produced by Makita and identified by model number KP0800K. A thickness planer is a woodworking machine that is used to adjust the thickness and flatness of wood boards. Thickness planers can be large, stationary machines that trim boards to a consistent thickness throughout their length and flat on both surfaces. The Makita 3-1/4-inch planer is a hand-held corded planar that allows the user to remove material and finish wood boards.
The planer features a 6.5-Amp motor that operates at 17,000 revolutions per minute. It includes an aluminum base for planing accuracy and double-edged carbide blades. It also includes an all-ball bearing construction for longer tool life. The planer includes a blade guard assembly, wrench, guide rule, blade set, and tool case. It can plane up to 3-1/4-inch wide and 3/32-inch deep in a single pass. The tool includes a click depth adjustment knob with settings between 0 inches to 3/32 inch in 0.1 mm increments. Makita advertises that this planer includes an easy blade setting system that helps users install blades faster. The KP0800K model includes a lock-on button for continuous operation. It features a spring-loaded stand that elevates the base to protect the blades and the workpiece.
The Makita KP0800K planer includes rubberized front and rear handles designed for user comfort. The planer includes the name “Makita” printed in cursive letters on its side and can be identified by its teal bodycolor, which is common on Makita power tools.
- Product Depth (in.): 8.5 in
- Product Height (in.): 10.75 in
- Product Width (in.): 15 in
- Amperage (amps): 6.5
- Blade Type(s): Double-edged planing blades
- Blade(s) Included: Yes
- Color Family: Blue
- Cord Length (ft.): 8.2
- Corded Tool Type: Planer
- Cordless/ Corded: Corded
- Maximum Speed (rpm): 17000
- Maximum Width Cutting Capacity: 3-1/4 in
- Product Weight (lb.): 5.7