Cut The Chatter.
Conventional handheld planers with straight knife cutterheads are both noisy and can leave chatter marks in the cut. These marks require sanding for a smooth surface. Festool planers feature single-knife spiral cutterheads that sheer-cut the material for a cleaner smoother cut that is ready to glue or finish. This design also reduces noise levels associated with planing for less user strain and greater comfort.
Smooth cuts are just part of the story with Festool planers. When planing carcasses trim panels or doors the one-handed EHL 65 is both ergonomic as well as powerful. With depth control that can be adjusted on-the-fly spiral cutterhead and 720 watts (6.0 Amps) the EHL 65 planer fits the bill for most planing applications. The base of the EHL 65 planer featured an angled groove for chamfering operations with the size of the chamfer being controlled by the depth of cut which can be controlled in 1/256" increments.
So many trimming and planing tasks require working in awkward and sometimes difficult to reach areas. Being able to control the planer with one hand allows easy access for challenging cuts while leaving one hand free to help secure the material. Not only does the EHL 65 planer allow for one handed use it also produces clean and smooth shear cuts. The spiral single-knife cutterhead cuts quickly quietly and cleanly for less re-work and great results. Conveniently arrange the dust collection port on either side of the machine for optimum extraction. It is a simple and straightforward machine that performs like no other.
High Efficiency Dust Extraction
Planers produce more chips and dust than most other tools. One of the fundamental design principles for Festool power tools is consideration for highly effective dust extraction. Effective dust collection saves you time normally spent for clean up and time is money.
The EHL 65 can be combined with the Festool line of CT Series dust extractors. Festool recommends the CT 22 or 33 with a 36mm hose to best handle the amount of chips produced by the EHL 65.