The Festool EHL 65 is a work horse of a power planer in a convenient package that lets you work one handed. Unlike conventional handheld planers with straight knife cutterheads that are both noisy and can leave chatter marks in the cut. Festool planers use a single-knife spiral cutterheads that sheer-cut the material for a cleaner, smoother cut that is ready to glue or finish. This design also reduces noise levels associated with planing for less user strain and greater comfort. Also with a single cutterhead there is only a single blade that needs eventual replacement and there aren’t multiple blades that need to stay in alignment with each other.
When planing carcasses, trim, panels, or doors, the one-handed EHL 65 is both ergonomic, as well as powerful. With depth control that can be adjusted on-the-fly, spiral cutterhead, and 720 watts (6.0 Amps) the EHL 65 planer fits the bill for most planing applications. The base of the EHL 65 planer featured an angled groove for chamfering operations with the size of the chamfer being controlled by the depth of cut which can be controlled in 1/256" increments.
Planers produce more chips and dust than most other tools. One of the fundamental design principles for Festool power tools is consideration for highly effective dust extraction. Effective dust collection saves you time normally spent for clean up and time is money. The dust port can be conveniently switched to either side of the machine for optimum extraction. It is a simple and straightforward machine that performs like no other. Note: Festool recommends the CT 22 or 33 with a 36mm hose to best handle the amount of chips produced by the EHL 65.
The Standard Package includes the machine, a parallel stop, the planer head with a solid carbide blade, all packed in a Systainer 2. The most useful extra accessory is the rabbet depth stop (#488543) and for when you are unable to connect the planer to a vacuum a chip collection bag(#488566) is also available separately.
|Power Consumption:|| 720 Watts / 6 Amps|
|Drive Shaft Speed:|| 15,600 rpm |
|Cutting Depth:|| 0 - 5/32" (0 - 4 mm) |
|Rabbeting Depth:|| 0 - 29/32" (0 - 23 mm) |
|Head Width:|| 2-9/16" (65 mm) |
|Base Plate Length:|| 10-3/16" (259 mm) |
|Noise Level at Idle:|| 76 db (A) |
|Weight:|| 5.3 lbs. (2.4 Kg) |