Best Cordless Planer UK Reviews

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best cordless planers that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace. 

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Just below you will see our top 5 list of Cordless Planers. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the best selling Makita DKP180Z LXT model. This driver is absolutely superb and if you want the best then this is it.

Top Cordless Planers By Rating

The top models are as follows:

Rank

Product

Rating

1

Makita DKP180Z LXT

98%

2

Makita DKP181Z 18v LXT

98%

3

Ryobi R18PL-0 18V ONE+ 

96%

4

Dewalt DCP580N 18 V XR

96%

5

Bosch Professional GHO 18 V

94%

Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.

No 1 - Makita DKP180Z LXT 82mm 18 V Li-ion Body Only Cordless Planer Summary Review

98% buyer satisfaction from over 2,500+ customer reviews

  • 98% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 33.5 x 21 x 19.5 cm; 3.5 Kilograms
  • Planning width 82 mm ,Voltage - 18 Volts
  • Planning depth 2.0 mm
  • Maximum rebate depth 9.0 mm
  • No load speed 14000 RPM 
  • Carbon brushes
  • Click depth adjustment knob
  • Settings from 0 to 2mm for precise depth
  • Connectable to Makita dust extraction systems
  • Equipped with Battery Protection Circuit
  • Blade cutter head with double carbide blades

This is one of the best rated tools we have ever looked at. It gets an amazing 98% customer satisfaction, with 91% of buyers giving it the highest marks. Out of 2,500 reviews we could only find 1 complaint and that was because they though a dust bag should be included.

We have done a much more detailed review on this model, if you would like a full run down then you can read it by clicking here.

No 2 - Makita DKP181Z 18v LXT Brushless Cordless Planer Lithium Ion 82mm Bare Tool, 18 V Summary Review

98% buyer satisfaction from over 200+ customer reviews

  • 98% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 33.5 x 21 x 19.5 cm; 3.5 Kilograms
  • Comes with a brushless motor
  • Planning width 82 mm ,Voltage - 18 Volts
  • Planning depth 3.0 mm
  • Equipped with 2 blade cutter head with double edge carbide blade
  • The front base features 3 chamfering groove options
  • Maximum rebate depth 25 mm
  • No load speed 12,000 RPM 
  • Click depth adjustment knob
  • Settings from 0 to 3mm for precise depth
  • Connectable to Makita dust extraction systems
  • Equipped with Battery Protection Circuit
  • Blade cutter head with double carbide blades

This is the newer model Makita that now comes with a brushless motor. It's an upgrade from the model above and has the new motor as well as being able to plane 3mm at a time instead of 2mm.

It gets the same buyer ratings as the old model and though we appreciate the improvements, it will take some time to know if it's as good as the original. Also it's much more expensive, so these two reasons are keeping it at number 2 on our list. For the meantime, anyway.

We have done a much more detailed review on this model, if you would like a full run down, you can read it by clicking here.

No 3 - Ryobi R18PL-0 18V ONE+ Cordless Planer (Body Only) Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 400+ customer reviews

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 36.5 x 195 x 190 cm; 2.52 Kilograms
  • Cordless 18 Volt model
  • Planning width 82 mm 
  • Planning depth 1.6 mm
  • Adjustable depth of cut from 0-1.6mm
  • Chamfering groove in die-cast front shoe for added precision
  • Side fence for precision planing
  • Integrated technology for maximum dust pick-up
  • Includes side Fence, dust bag, wrench, 2 x reversible TCT blades

Absolutely brilliant tool that is getting some of the best reviews and ratings that I have ever seen. There have been hundreds of buyers and this is really a 10 out of 10 tool for me.It will do the job of any corded planer and is really a pleasure to work with. Light, flexible and has plenty of power.

This will fit in especially well if you already have a range of Ryobi tools and I have to say it is extremely well priced for what you are getting.

We have done a more detailed review on this model, if you would like a full run down and you can read it by clicking here.

No 4 - Dewalt DCP580N 18 V XR Li-ion Brushless Cordless Planer Summary Review

96% buyer satisfaction from over 500+ customer reviews

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 32 x 14 x 22 cm; 3 Kilograms
  • Bare tool comes with no battery or charger
  • Cordless 18 Volt model
  • Planning width 82 mm 
  • Planning depth 2 mm
  • Rebating depth 9 mm
  • Adjustable depth of cut from 0-2mm in 0.1mm increments
  • Foot lock off - stands the tool above the work surface
  • Front and rear shoe milled in situ - For increased accuracy
  • Compatable with dust bag or vacuum 

The Dewalt is a very powerful 18V Li-ion Planer, delivering up to 12,000 rpm and is able to plane 2mm. Many corded versions can manage 4mm at a time but buyers dont see this as a problem and prefer to have the flexibilty of this cordless model to the extra depth provided by the corded counterpart.

This model will plane up to 78m at 1.2mm deep cut, per charge with a 5.0Ah Lithium+ battery. So that's quite a bit of planing with a single charge.

We have done a more detailed review on this model, if you would like a full run down and you can read it by clicking here.

No 5 -  Bosch Professional GHO 18 V - LI Cordless Planer Summary Review

94% buyer satisfaction from over 300+ customer reviews

  • 94% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 35 x 24.5 x 44 cm; 2.6 Kilograms
  • Bare tool comes with no battery or charger
  • Cordless 18 Volt model
  • Planning width 82 mm 
  • Planning depth 1.6 mm
  • Rebating depth: 0-8 mm
  • No load speed 14,000 rpm
  • Ultra-sharp, tungsten carbide reversible blades
  • Adjustable depth of cut from 0-1.6mm in 0.1mm increments
  • Compatable with dust bag or vacuum 

This is another great planer that will work very well and you will find no complaints. I think it's a bit expensive compared to some of the other models and that's why it is down at number 5 on my list.

We have done a more detailed review on this model, if you would like a full run down and you can read it by clicking here.

Cordless Planer Buying Tips


Many of these will come as "body only" so that means you will have to buy the battery as well. Can I suggest that you buy two batteries at this point? You will never regret it and although they are not cheap, it will make your life so much easier.

A very quick video review

We have looked over all the video reviews and found this great short presentation on these power tools. It gives you an instant idea of what to expect as well as telling you all the features and spec in and easy to understand format.

I hope you enjoy watching it as I always think its much better to see a tool in action rather than just reading about it or seeing pictures. This guy is particularly good at explaining the features and he is well known for demonstrating tools.

Thanks for reading our article on top 5 list of Cordless Planers. Don't forget , our number one choice for you is the best selling Makita DKP180Z LXT model. 

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