Dewalt DW680K 7 Amp 3-1/4-Inch Planer Review

Dewalt DW680K 7 Amp 3-1/4-Inch Planer Review

If you are planning a wood working project, then you would inevitably need a good electric hand planer and the DW680K by Dewalt makes a really nice choice. Dewalt’s reputation speaks for itself. This US-based company was founded in 1924, and since its inception, the company has been manufacturing high-quality power tools and hand tools.

Whether you are looking for a power planer for your home improvement projects or a high-quality tool for heavy duty use, the Dewalt DW680K makes a great addition to your tool kit.

The DEWALT DW680K planer comes with a powerful and heavy duty 7.0 Amp motor that is capable of delivering smooth and uniform finish. It works perfectly for both soft and hard woods.

The motor is capable of delivering 15,000 rotations per minute. It delivers a cutting depth of 3/32 inches and it works smoothly on the toughest of applications.

The electric planer offers great function and high quality with near about 3/32-inches of cut in just a single pass of the planer. If you need to perform multiple passes of the planer, you would need a convenient kick stand.

The DEWALT DW680K comes equipped with reversible carbide blades that can be easily re-sharpened. They are perfect for working on frames of straight edges.

The product comes with a depth adjustment knob that is perfectly fine-tuned so you don’t need to adjust it again and again for different jobs.

The power planer is pretty easy to operate and it comes with two finger trigger to decrease the feelings of exhaustion from prolonged use. It is attached to a poly-v drive belt that offers strengthened longevity.

The DEWALT DW680K kit comes with an electric planer, rabbeting fence, two reversible carbide blades and a carrying case. The electric planer is lightweight which makes it highly portable to carry it to the job sites. It comes with a rugged carrying case that makes it easier to hold the tool intact.

Features:

  • The DEWALT DW680K is a highly durable power tool
  • It is easy to set up and use, even for the beginners
  • It comes with a powerful 7.0 Amp motor that delivers a smooth and even finish
  • The tool is capable of delivering maximum 3/32-inch cut in one pass which decreases the number of passes on material
  • The electric planer accepts large high speed blades for straightening edges or various framing applications
  • The depth adjustment knob helps determine accurate depth setting. It also eliminates the need to re-zero your cutting depth.
  • The planer accepts reversible carbide blades for precise woodworking
  • The shoe bottom and side offers a flat surface finish. It also gives you exact and square rabbet joints

Pros:

This is a nice and powerful electric hand planer by Dewalt that cuts through wood like hot butter. It also works fine on treated wood.

The tool is pretty easy to set up and use at home for small home improvement jobs or onsite for the heavy duty wood workings.

There’s a big front knob that allows you to easily control the cutting depth and use the tool for a variety of cutting jobs.

The tool comes with some really wonderful features that make it easy to use. You can use your DEWALT DW680K to fix sticking doors and cabinets.

It works perfectly for treating old wood and making it look like new for any wood working project.

You can get some great results with shallow passes. It is a great tool for beginners who need good control for their projects.

Dewalt stands behind its tools with a 3-year limited warranty. If there are any defects in tool due to faulty workmanship or materials during the warranty period time, Dewalt will repair the tool without charge.

Dewalt also offers one-year free service contract from the date of purchase and within that period the company will replace any worn out part and maintain the tool for free.

It also comes with a 90-days money back guarantee, so it is a no-risk purchase for the buyer.

Cons:

The DEWALT DW680K kit does not come with a dust collector which means the wood shavings would fly off the work area, making it extremely messy. This is perhaps the biggest disadvantage of this product and most buyers have complained about the missing dust bag.

Verdict:

Overall, the Dewalt DW680K is a powerful and reliable corded electric hand planer that can be used for a variety of wood working jobs with great ease. It is a suitable purchase for beginners as well as professionals.

Although it lacks a dust bag and is priced slightly more than other competitor products, the awesome features and brand value makes up for it. We would recommend this product if you are looking for powerful performance and brand value.

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