Milwaukee Tool announced a new M12 cordless planer, model 2524, describing it as “the most powerful 12V planer on the market.”
The new Milwaukee M12 cordless planer is built specifically for professional finish carpenters and remodelers working on finished and unfinished pieces.
It has the power to plane and scribe in soft and hardwoords.
Features include a 2″ wide shoe, up to 14,500 RPM, compact size, 2 cutting blades, and 21 depth settings ranging from 0 to 5/64″.
It also has a lockable kickstand, dual-sided shavings port, shavings collection attachment, and universal hose adapter for dust collection.
The planer’s 2″ wide shoe is said to be optimized for common applications, such as trimming doors.
The M12 model is smaller and lighter than the M18, making it a more attractive choice for overhead planing tasks.
It weighs 3.5 lbs (tool-only), compared to 6.1 lbs for the M18 model, which is a considerable difference.
It’s interesting to note that the M12 planer has the same maximum cutting depth (5/64″) as the M18 model, but smaller cutting width. The M12 has a 2.2″ max planing width, compared to 3-1/4″ for the M18.
Key Features & Specs
- Brushless motor
- 2x carbide blade cutter head (4 blades included)
- 14,500 RPM
- 2″ shoe (2.2″ max planing width)
- 21 cutting depth settings
- 5/64″ max cutting depth
- On-tool blade storage
- Shavings port adapter
- Universal hose adapter
- On-tool battery fuel gauge
- Measures 11.1″ L x 3.9″ W x 4.9″ H
- Weighs 3.5 lbs
ETA: March 2023
What do you think about the new M12 planer? Is this one for your shopping list?