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Milwaukee M18 Planer Preview

Milwaukee M18 2623 cordless planer

Last June at Milwaukee’s New Product Symposium, our team got to play with the new Milwaukee M18 Planer. Finally, this 3-1/4 inch cordless planer is just about to hit store shelves and you’re going to want to consider it. Let’s take a peek of what this woodworking tool has in store for us.


Milwaukee takes a lot of pride in their M18 cordless system. For the Milwaukee M18 3-1/4″ Planer, a powerful motor delivers up to 14,000 RPM. The new cordless planer isn’t part of Milwaukee’s brushless M18 Fuel line though. It really doesn’t seem to need take that step at this point.

Milwaukee M18 3.25 Planer 2623-20 baretool

Two-Blade Design

A two blade design offers smoother cutting than single blade models. For maximum versatility and accuracy, the new Milwaukee M18 3-1/4″ Planer features 20 locking positions with an adjustable depth of 0 to 5/64” which eliminates the need to re-zero between cuts. The tool’s maximum rabbet depth of 27/64”.  An innovative adjustable chip ejection feature allows users to eject chips on either the left or right side, keeping debris out of their line of site.


The Milwaukee M18 Planer offers an outstandingly smooth cut. The dual-blade system helps create a confident feel when shaving down work pieces that need a better fit. Chips are thrown well out of the line of sight and the depth control is outstanding on this model.

Pro Tool Reviews Managing Editor, Kenny Koehler
Milwaukee M18 3-1/4" Planer (2623-21) Kit

Milwaukee M18 Planer Key Features

  • Power Source: 18V RedLithium Battery
  • Maximum No Load Speed: 14,000 RPMs
  • Locking Positions: 20 Locking Positions (0″ to 5/64”)
  • Rabbet Cut Capacity: Up to 27/64”
  • Length: 12.38″
  • Height: 6.97″
  • Width: 6.17″
  • Weight (Bare): 6.15 lbs
  • Weight with Battery: 7.5 lbs
  • Warranty: 5 Years
  • 2623-21 Kit includes: M18 Planer, (2) Planer blades, Bevel/edge guide, M18 RedLithium XC Extended Capacity Battery (3.0 amp hour) and Multi-Voltage Charger
  • 2623-20 Bare Tool includes: M18 Planer, (2) Planer blades, Bevel/edge guide
  • Price: 2623-21 Kit $3492623-20 Bare Tool: $229

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Jeff Powell

my first planer is a dewalt corded model that still works great. The only problem with it is the cord. I have had the cord get hung up in the middle of a pass and it messes up the cut when you either change the feed rate or worse stop the cut in the middle. So then I got the 18v blue core powered cordless from bosch. that solves that problem and it has worked very well. The only drawbacks are that it has only one blade. the shoe is not as large as the dewalt so the stability is… Read more »

Jared

How does it compare to other corded and cordless planers on the market? I have a bunch of cordless Milwaukee tools but want to get the best and am comparing this to the bosch 1594 and the Makita KP0810

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