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Makita KP0800 240V 82mm Planer Review 

Makita KP0800 240V 82mm Planer Review

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Makita KP0800 240V 82mm Planer. Below we have included a full and detailed review of this highly popular choice for UK buyers.

There are so many planers that you can buy for trimming surface these days and the Makita planer is an amazing one of them. It is a corded model and has everything that even the professionals want in their planner including quality build, power, control, and precision. I have listed some of the main features below.

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How Buyers Rate the Makita Planer?

96%
Buyer Satisfaction

96% buyer satisfaction based on 400+ online buyer reviews

  • 86% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 2% of all buyers gave this a poor review

We see very few ratings as high as this. Over 90% 5 star reviews are pretty unheard of, so you can be sure this planer is of the highest quality and is most likely one of the best planers you could find.

What Buyers Say About This Planer?

Pros

  • Buyers stated that this was a great quality tool and a joy to use  
  • Most buyers agreed that it was powerful enough for any jobs
  • The majority of buyers said they liked the 3 year warranty 
  • Buyers all loved the dust extraction facility
  • Overall, most buyers thought it was good value for money 

Cons

  • I could find no genuine complaints

96% of buyers would recommend this model of planer. They feel it is reasonably priced and powerful enough for any job they have to do.

Planer Specification at a Glance

  • 19 x 33.5 x 18.5 cm; 2.5 Kilograms
  • Corded 230 Volt 620w model
  • Planning width 82 mm 
  • Planning depth 2mm
  • 17,000 rpm and 34,000 cpm
  • Adjustable depth of cut from 0-2mm
  • Maximum rebate depth 9.0mm
  • The KP0800 has a click depth adjustment knob
  • Connects to a vacuum for maximum dust pick-up 

Key Features

Power

The Makita has a very powerful 620w, 230V ,motor, delivering up to 17,000 rpm, and is able to plane 2mm at each pass. This will deliver 34,000 cuts per minute and all that really means is, there are two blades that can do 17,000 rpm each.

This is a lot of power and if you have a large job to do then you will probably prefer this type of corded model as opposed to a cordless unit. It never drops the power and never runs down.

Planing

The KP0800 cordless planer delivers fast stock removal at a width of 82mm and will remove 2mm at a time. 82mm is a pretty standard size and you wouldn't really need anything wider than this. It's ideal for trimming doors and other surfaces leaving a very smooth finish.

It has a precision machined aluminium base for planing accuracy and this leaves your surface with an ultra smooth finish.

Dust extraction

The dust system collects nearly 100% of the dust and is connected to a vacuum, so there is no emptying of a bag or tidying up to be done

This is a major feature for me. Firstly that is has the facility, as I hate cleaning up after and secondly that the it connects directly to a vacuum and not to a bag. Most of the bags will collect around 90% of the dust and although that's great, I prefer 100% and no bag to keep having to empty.

Flexibilty

This planer is light to carry and use. Yes it is corded and you have to plug it in but thats not a big issue for me. If you are only working on a site or on outdoor projects then you might consider a cordless model but usually you can have power in most places.

Not quite as flexible as our cordless model friends.

A very quick video review

We have looked over all the video reviews and found this great short presentation on this Makita power tool. 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 of the cordless planer and he is well known for demonstrating tools.

The Makita Brand

The Makita brand sell a wide range of cordless tools and tools for the construction and demolition industries. They also sell some garden machinery. They sell their tools through various stores in the UK including B&Q, Screwfix, Cromwell, Jewson, Buildbase, Bradfords, Wickes and more.

Their HQ is in Japan. Their Telford manufacturing plant is the only full-production facility for power tools in the UK and has been successfully running construction on many of our top line cordless power tools since 1991.

Makita believe that for a good tool you need a good motor, and Makita makes every effort to make sure our motors are of the best quality.

They use premium grade steel to produce armature shafts and gears, and only steel of the highest grade is used.

They also complete quality control tests on each and every, machine that leaves their manufacturing plants.

Our Verdict on the Makita KP0800 Cordless Planer

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 and is really a pleasure to work with. Light, flexible and has plenty of power.

This came out as number one in our top 10 reviews, so for me it's the perfect combination of price and quality.

If you don't think this is the model for you the have a look at our Best Electric Planer UK Page so some alternatives or you could also check out the Best Cordless Planers as well.

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