PORTER-CABLE PC60THP 6-Amp Hand Planer

Last updated date: March 28, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.5

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 46 expert reviews, the PORTER-CABLE PORTER-CABLE PC60THP 6-Amp Hand Planer placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.3
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
319 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The angle of the handle is perfectly positioned to drive the plane forward while providing just the right amount of downward force to keep the tool level and straight.
- Pro Tool Reviews
Affordable and good value for money, Good depth of cut of 5/64 inch with 10 positive depth stops.
- Wood Working Toolkit
Easy to adjust, Has dual side dust extraction
- Cut The Wood
I immediately noticed the PORTER-CABLE Hand Planer has easy to read and use controls, and a really comfortable, over molded ergonomic grip to reduce vibration.
- A Concord Carpenter
What experts didn't like
About the only thing that comes up short on this tool is its cord – which is a scant 6 ft in length.
- Pro Tool Reviews
Kickstand is poorly designed, dust bag is small
- Cut The Wood

From The Manufacturer

The 6 Amp Hand Planer provides smooth cutting in hard materials. This planer has a dual-side dust extractor that allows the flexibility to place the dust extraction on either side of the tool to keep the work area clean. The overmold depth knob offers 10 positive steps which allow for better planer control and multiple depth control settings, along with 3 chamfering grooves for options on edge chamfering. An 11.5 in. cast aluminum shoe provides added control and better finish quality. Plus, the 5/64 in. depth-of-cut removes excess material in less time.

Overall Product Rankings

1. DEWALT DW735X Two-Speed Thickness Planer, 13″
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
3. WEN 6552T 13″ 15 Amp 3-Blade Benchtop Planer
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 5
4. Cutech 40200H-CT 13″ Spiral Cutterhead Planer
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Makita KP0810 7.5 Amp 3-1/4-Inch Planer
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Bosch PL1632 6.5 Amp Planer, 3-1/4″
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
7. PORTER-CABLE PC60THP 6-Amp Hand Planer
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4
8. WEN 6530 6-Amp Electric Hand Planer, 3-1/4″
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Grizzly G0505 12-1/2″ Planer
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Delta Power Tools 22-555 13″ Planer
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 5

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