Using an electric planer right up to the edge or on rabbets often produces unsatisfactory results, as the machine leaves a lip that has to be removed by hand-unless you have the Festool HL 850 planer. The HL 850 lets you cut flush to an adjacent surface because it can plane across the entire width of the rabbet. Because the planer head is mounted to one side, it sits flush with the opposite side of the planer housing. The retractable side guard makes planing safer, and it swings up and to the side as the rabbet depth increases. Planing up to the edge in deep rabbets is no longer a problem.
Single knife cutter-head with spiral design with replaceable cutting knife for a smooth, quiet and "chatter-free" cut
Multiple head options to create rustic architectural effects in beams and flooring
Unlimited rabbeting depth with flush cutter side design and retractable spring-loaded guard
Rotary handle depth adjustment allows precise depth setting to 1/256" (1/10 mm) up to 9/64" (3.5 mm)
Features & Benefits:
Unlimited rabbeting depth: The planer head allows you to work right up to the edge
Single knife cutter head: Spiral, metal carbide, cutter head design with replaceable cutting knife for a smooth, "chatter-free" cut
MMC electronics: Equipped with soft-start for no-jolt starts, and constant speed under load, for consistent cutting speed and smooth results
Near total chip extraction: Efficient chip extraction with left or right side mounting. For best performance use with Festool CT 22 or CT 33 dust extractors and the 36mm hose.
Thumb-lock depth control: Makes depth setting a streamlined one-hand operation so you can easily adjust your depth settings to match the resistance of the material
Interchangable heads: For different effects from distressed to hand-hewn textured effects
Rotary handle depth adjustment: The front handle doubles as a depth control knob with a cut depth up to 3-9/64 inches
Converts to a jointer: With the addition of a bench unit stand and angle stop, the HL 850 becomes a stationary jointer for working edges
Quick blade changes: Loosen 3 screws, replace the blade, tighten back up and that is it! The blade is self-aligning.