Grizzly G0505 12-1/2″ Planer

Last updated: March 28, 2019

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Product Details

In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the Grizzly G0505 12-1/2" Planer placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

We wanted a portable planer that was lighter to carry around and finished cuts faster, but didn’t lack muscle or design quality. The result was the Model G0505. This 12-1/2″ planer features a 2 HP motor, 10,000 RPM cutterhead, 32 FPM feed rate, top-mounted return rollers, and extra-large table extensions. Additional features like 1/8″-thick knives (instead of the 1/16″ thick knives on most portables) are proof that this dynamo will rule the jobsite for years!

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

does a good job of combining portability with solid onstruction. Handles general carpentry tasks with ease.
Assembly was fairly simple and intuitive (with easy-to-follow directions, if you’re so inclined). The top-mounted cutterhead elevation crank is conveniently located, and one full turn equals 1⁄16″ movement.

What reviewers didn't like

cutter block has only two blades.
Another safety consideration is the high noise level – at 112 dB in use, be sure to use ear protection.
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