Product DescriptionThe Festool HL 850 is a unique planer, very quiet and very fast. Change cutting depth with the planer running. Always a clear view of the rebate edge. Create distressed or rough-hewn effects with accessory heads, or convert into a bench-mounted planer with optional bench unit.
Amazon.comThe 850-watt Festool HL 850 E Planer is built to deliver clean cuts that are flush to adjacent surfaces. Its convenient thumb-lock depth control, smart MMC electronics, durable “chatter-free” head design, and easy-to-replace blades all work to make your job easier, while near-total chip extraction keeps your workspace clean and protects your work surface.
|Efficient chip extraction from either the right or left side. View larger.|
|Add an angle stop and a Festool bench unit, and the 850 becomes a stationary joiner. View larger.|
|Single-knife cutter head.|
|Front handle doubles as a depth-control knob.|
Unlimited Rabbeting for Perfect Edges
When working near edges or on rabbets, traditional electronic planers often leave a lip that has to be removed by hand, but the Festool HL 850 E planer eliminates that extra step. Because the planer head is mounted to one side, it sits flush with the opposite side of the planer housing. And because this allows it to plane across the entire width of the rabbet, you can use the HL 850 E to make perfect cuts that are flush to an adjacent surface.
The HL 850 E’s thumb-lock depth control is easy to manipulate with one hand, so it’s easy to adjust the planer’s depth settings to match the resistance of the material you’re working with. The versatile HL 850 E can handle 0 to 9/64-inch cutting depths.
A retractable side guard offers improved job-site or workshop safety. This guard swings up and to the side as the rabbet depth increases, which ensures that planing up to the edge in deep rabbets is not a problem.
Chatter-Free Single-Knife Cutter Head
The HL 850 E’s metal carbide, spiral cutter head is built to deliver a smooth, “chatter-free” cut, and it features a replaceable blade, so you can utilize the same durable head for longer. This head allows the planer to sheer-cut materials, delivering cleaner, smoother cuts that are ready to glue or finish, and also allows the planer to be quieter for an improved operator experience. The head measures 3-15/64 inches wide, and its unique setup keeps blade changes quick–you simply loosen three screws, replace the blade, and then retightens the screws. The blade is self-aligning, so you can get back to work quickly and accurately.
The planer also accepts a range of interchangeable heads, which allows you to achieve distressed looks, hand-hewn textured effects, and a range of other finishes.
MMC Electronics and Application-Specific Performance
Different applications place different demands on your tools, and the HL 850 E provides equally good results when working with a variety of materials, thanks to its advanced MMC (multi-material control) electronics. It offers soft starts that won’t harm your work surface, and it has the ability to maintain a consistent 10,000-rpm drive-shaft speed, even under heavy loads. All this translates to smoother results and easier handling.
For even more varied application-specific performance, the HL 850 E can be converted into a stationary joiner. You simply need to add a bench unit stand and an angle stop to your setup (not included).
Efficient, Integrated Chip Extraction
The HL 850 E is designed to offer efficient, near-total chip and dust extraction for a safer, cleaner work environment. It allows for left- or right-sided mounting of an extractor hose, and offers optimum performance when used with a 36-millimeter hose and either the Festool CT 22 dust extractor or the Festool CT 33 dust extractor.
The Festool HL 850 E Planer is backed by a three-year limited warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
What’s in the Box
Festool HL 850 E Planer, parallel guide, rabbet depth guide, solid carbide standard blade, standard planer head, and Systainer storage container.
- 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).
- highly efficient dust extractable design accomodates extraction from either side for less mess and clean up.