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.
Achieve excellent results more quickly: Single-bearing planing head for working right up to the edge and to unlimited rebating depths without rework.
Convenient and safe: With its quick-acting safety brake for fast tool stop, the HL 850 minimizes the risk of injury and damage to the work material.
Systems get it done: Incredibly versatile with system accessories such as rustic planing heads and angle stop.
This is the new imperial version of this tool. It is identical to the previous version with the exception of the units on the depth scale.
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).
Unlimited rabbeting depth: The planer head allows you to work right up to the edge.
Interchangable Heads: For different effects from distressed to hand-hewn textured effects.
Single Knife Cutter Head: Spiral, metal carbide, cutter head design with replaceable cutting knife for a smooth, “chatter-free” cut.
Rotary Handle Depth Adjustment: The front handle doubles as a depth control knob with a cut depth up to 3-9/64 inches.
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.
Quick Blade Changes: Loosen 3 screws, replace the blade, tighten back up and that is it! The blade is self-aligning.
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.