Over in another post, Adam sent in a tip about a new Dewalt 20V Max cordless planer! The video showing the planer in action was shot portrait-style, but we found a promo video posted by a UK tool dealer that shows off the new tool a bit better.
I know I’m not the only one happy to see Dewalt pushing forward with continued 20V Max cordless power tool expansion.
A year ago we asked Dewalt users to chime in as to whether or not they were satisfied with the brand’s expansion progress. From the responses, I think most users are pleased with how quickly Dewalt has been adding new tools and innovations to the 20V Max lineup.
Some nice new tools came out this year, and there’s at least one more – a threaded rod cutter previewed in our 2015 Dewalt new tool cordless media event post – that’s on the way.
Well, make that two more, if you count this new planer, and three more if you also count the new 20V Max hedge trimmer.
There is almost nothing that we know of the new Dewalt DCP580 cordless planer. It’s shown with European branding, and is said to have an April 2016 ETA.
Update: The new Dewalt cordless planer is brushless! Thanks to Mike for the added info!
Hopefully we’ll see the new planer in the USA, and in the Spring around the same time.
Check out the size of the dust collection canister! I would think that it would be better angled downwards to let gravity clear chips away from the attachment adapter, but it looks to be adjustable/rotatable.
Planers spew chips and sawdust all over the place. If the dust collection on this model is good or great, that would be sweet.
There are a few other new Dewalt 20V Max cordless power tools I would rather see before a planer, such as a cordless sander, but I’m sure this will make a lot of contractors very happy.
Quick Question: What would you use this for?
I’m sure the number one answer will be for trimming down doors, but am curious to see how else one might best take advantage of a cordless planer.
Also, as a reminder, Milwaukee also just came out with a new M18 cordless planer. No, I didn’t have any other point to make, but figured if you’re reading about one cordless planer, you might be interested in reading about another new model.
Here’s the promo video, from D&M Tools:
What do you think, will this be going in your tool bag?