New Power Plane from Makita


A new 18-Volt brushless, cordless 3-1/4” Planer (model XPK02Z) from Makita USA delivers a high level of performance and accuracy without a cord. It runs at 12,000 RPM for faster stock removal, and planes up to 3-1/4” wide and 1/8” deep in a single pass. it also has the ability to rabbet up to 1” deep. The precision machined aluminum base has three convenient chamfering grooves, and jobsite users will really appreciate that the dust collection hose can be attached to either the left- or right-hand side of the tool. The plane is also Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS™) capable, which means that it can be attached to an AWS dust collector where the vacuum starts and stops when the plane is turned on or off. It runs on Makita’s 18V LXT® Lithium‑Ion battery pack, and has a spring-loaded stand that elevates the base to protect the blades and the workpiece.