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Craftsman Professional  15 amp 13'' Planer (21748)

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Base Dimensions: 23.5 x 13.25
Depth (in.): 34.2
Height (in.): 24.25
Item Weight (lbs.): 94
Length (in.): 23.5
Table Dimensions (LxW): 13 x 9.625
Weight in Box (lbs.): 101
Width (in.): 25.5
Product Overview:
Cuts per Minute: 30000
Depth Measurement System: Yes
Dust Port: Yes
Dust Port Outside Diameter (in): 4
Feed Rate (FPM): 26
Integrated Chip Management: No
Lock On Switch: No
Style: Bench
Switch Type: Paddle
Cord:
Cord Length (Feet): 6
Blade:
Blade Count: 3
Reversible Blades: Yes
Motor-Engine:
Voltage (V): 15
Cut:
Maximum Cut Depth: 0.125
Min. Cuts Per Inch: 7
Width Cutting Capacity: 13
Warranties & Coverage:
General Warranty: 90 days from the date of purchase
Materials:
Housing Material: Engineering Plastic
Power and Performance:
Amps: 15
Package Includes:
Package Contents: N/A

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15 amp 13" Planer Offers a Flat Surface for Perfectly Clean Cuts

The Craftsman Professional 15 amp 13" planer is a heavy-duty piece of equipment that's ready to help you power through your next project. This machine's granite table provides a smooth flat surface for precise cuts up to 13 inches wide, while the powerful 15-amp motor hums along spinning the steel cutterheads at an impressive 10,000 RPM. No matter how big, your next project will feel simple when your shop is equipped with this powerful machine.

The 15 amp 13" planer also features rapid double-edged knives that allow for quick setup and long-lasting durability. The 3-HSS double-edged blades produce an astonishing 30,000 cuts per minute and are reversible with index-pin alignment that makes blade changes quick and simple, while the planer's surface is easy to keep clean and dust-free to help maintain peak performance. Get the job done with ease and precision with this professional-grade tool.

  • Craftsman Professional 15 amp 13" planer gives you a smooth, flat surface perfect for making precision cuts up to 13 in. wide
  • Four lead screw design helps keep roller case and cutter head stable
  • Simple thickness scales are graduated in 16ths and 1mm increments for accuracy with each cut
  • Auto-feed feature sends wood through the planer at 26 FPM
  • Rear-mounted dust collection chute is reversible for operation from the left or right
  • Includes a 2 1/2" to 4" dust collection port adaptor

Added on October 27, 2010

 

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10 Reviewers (71.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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greg987654
Jun 14 , 2010
Nice planer but the blades already have nicks

I have a previous version of this planer.  It's a nice planer.  Power is as expected for 120 VAC.  It will cut a 6" wide average depth cut without slowing down too much.  It seems well made.  Dust collection with a vacuum is good.  The cuts are reasonably smooth and snipe isn't too bad.

My gripe.  The blades have a nick after maybe 50 ft of planing.  I'm dealing with it, but I went to purchase a new set of blades and two local sears stores didn't have them in stock.  So far the only place I have found them is online for over $50.  Sears wanted tax and something like another $10-15 for shipping, pushing one set of blades over $70.  I'm still trying to figure out how to dodge the shipping.  I'm going to try to find an interchangeable blade too from outside Sears.   Considering how quick I nicked a blade, and the cost of obtaining the blades, this is an expensive planer for the long term.

I also own an old 220 VAC 5 hp floor planer that uses the re-sharpenable blades and I've been able to plane 10 to 20 times more board feet before the nicks would appear in my old planer.  I will say changing the re-sharpenable blades is a pain that I never enjoyed, but if you are planing boards with any knots or planing to do large quantities of wood recommend you purchase a different planer.

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Smustang67
May 2 , 2012
Over Priced Regret
I purchased this item hoping it was the Delta unit with granite vs steel inner plate. It is not this at all. 12" boards (pine) are hard to get thru. The chips and the chute can clog up without a vac attached and the dust shoot attachment screws have cracked already as they do not fully seat against the chute material they sit on. For $500 bucks this is expensive and has not done the work I had expected it to do so far. Delta and Dewalt purchase likely would have made me happier now that I tried this the hard way. One good thing, you can get a multi bladed drum but only if you have it shipped so again more money since the multi blade version of this machine is not available at a store. Try online as they have this machine cheaper.
 

mikemurray

Peoria, IL

Aug 19 , 2014
via sears.com
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great planer

i have had 5 planers and this is one i like the most.its rugged ,has 3 blades unstead of 2 in the cutter head and is powerful.went right through oak.i beleave it even has doudle sided blades.its built tough.i like mine.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TSEIEIO

Gilbert, MN

May 9 , 2014
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planer

I am very happy

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CCYOUNG

Belmont, NH

Apr 9 , 2014
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PRETTY COOL TOOL FOR HOME USE!!!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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laxattack33

Fairfax, VA

Apr 4 , 2014
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Works great!

DId a lot of reviewing of feedback on various planers. Needed one that would work on all sorts of woods from varying thicknesses. Decided to stick with Craftsman as my shop is full of red and black. Went right to work out of the box. Satisfactorily planed pine, oak, and poplar...hundreds of board feet...and never a hiccup or hesitation. Good quality surfaces...no issues with chipping or grooving. I'm very pleased with the planer and enjoy it various accessories.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 26 , 2014
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Does the trick

I did a lot of comparison with similar models, and this one seemed to offer the best value, especially on a 13 inch planer. I've been using it for about two weeks on mostly hardwood (cherry) and I have been pleased with the results. Sniping has not been a problem when I slightly lift the board before the tail end goes through.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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charlie-1

Pomeroy, OH

Jan 23 , 2014
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planer

does a great job on many different sizes of boards

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CobraXP

West Jordan, UT

Dec 21 , 2013
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Worked well after gauge was replaced

Picked up the planer, came home, hooked it up, and it ran great... for about 30 minutes. There is a gauge on the front to measure the amount you are about to trim. After about 16-20 feet of board, the gauge broke and a pin dropped. After taking it apart and making a trip back to Sears, I was back to work and no problems. Sears pulled the piece off the floor model and gave me. I've used the planer a lot since and have not had any problems. For home use where you are making light projects, I think you will be pleased.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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fixNmowers

Odessa, TX

Oct 10 , 2012
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Makes me look like a Pro

I put this Craftsman Professional Planer on layaway to add to my wood working tool collection. I am still learning a lot about wood working and I have not used a wood planer since I was in 9th grade 35 yrs ago. But this planer was so simple and easy to use. After readiong through the owner's manual and learning the basics of operation, I took my first re-saw stock from my band saw and planed my walnut stock to a polished and uniform 3/4" thickness. The finished product looked like a store bought piece. I was extremely pleased. I done 2 of these and then made some with some large stock pieces of ash. Again, very pleased with the final product that I was able to produce. This planer is making me look like a pro and I am not pro by a long shot. I have more plans for this tomorrow in my shop and feeling more comfortable using the machine, already. Again, if you read through the manual and don't rush, even a novice can turn out some great looking product using this planer. It has power when you need it for the big stuff and compact enough for the small stuff. I will update my review after I put some more miles on it, but so far, this has performed beyond my expectations. Very pleased with my purchase....

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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fixNmowers

Odessa, TX

Oct 8 , 2012
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Easy enough for a novice to use

I had put this on layaway to add to my relatively new hobby of wood working. I have been working with wood for about 2yrs and slowly building up my wood tool collection. This thickness planer was my latest addition and I put it to pretty hard word this week and it has worked flawlessly so far. My boards look smooth when I am done planing them down. I read in the manual how much to cut on each path and kept my cuts at or below that limit and had no issues planing my walnut timber for my project. I also have planed ash with it as well with equal results. This has been a huge plus for my little wood shop. I am still learning the machine, but for a novice, I turned out some good planks this week.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Smustang67

Holly, MI

May 2 , 2012
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Over Priced Regret

I purchased this item hoping it was the Delta unit with granite vs steel inner plate. It is not this at all. 12" boards (pine) are hard to get thru. The chips and the chute can clog up without a vac attached and the dust shoot attachment screws have cracked already as they do not fully seat against the chute material they sit on. For $500 bucks this is expensive and has not done the work I had expected it to do so far. Delta and Dewalt purchase likely would have made me happier now that I tried this the hard way. One good thing, you can get a multi bladed drum but only if you have it shipped so again more money since the multi blade version of this machine is not available at a store. Try online as they have this machine cheaper.


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