Planer & Joiner Reviews & Buying Guides

We deliver in-depth planer and joiner reviews to let you know the best products with the best durability and features for your woodworking projects. If you’re a carpenter, knowing who makes the best planers and joiners can increase productivity. They can also raise the quality of your work. Putting tools in the hands of a real woodworking professional lends credibility to our planer reviews and joiner reviews. Doing this allows us, and more importantly—our readers—to get a feel for how these tools perform in the real world. From vibration reduction to cutting and planing efficiency, Pros know what makes a good tool. They also know what makes a great tool. Any good review lets Pros know the skinny on tools from professionals who use them for a living. As we review more and more tools, our knowledge base grows. That means our ability to really distinguish the finer details of what makes a tool great grows as well.

Ryobi HPL51K planer review

Ryobi HPL51K Review 3-1/4″ Electric Hand Planer

The Ryobi HPL51K electric hand planer is a budget tool that includes some very nice features such as a left/right dust ejection dial, adjustable depth knob and blade-protecting kick stand. This tool really enables easy planning of uneven surfaces – up to 3/32″ in a single cut – and even performs edge and rabbet cuts with the included edge guide.