Confidently shave blemishes and irregularities with the Milwaukee M12 Planer
We've all heard the old adage, "measure twice, cut once," but even the most precise cut may need a little trimming for the perfect fit. Rather than going back to a miter saw or grabbing a circular saw for adventurous cutting, we think there's a better way to get great results—the Milwaukee M12 Planer.
Milwaukee M12 Planer Performance
- Maximum Blade Speed: 14500 RPM
- Blade Type: Carbide
- Blade Width: 2 inches
- Depth of cut: 0-5/64 inches
- Depth of Cut Settings: 21
Whether you're perfecting your joinery skills or just want your doors to close better, a planer is an integral part of your woodworking tool arsenal. We got our hands on the Milwaukee M18 3 1/4-Inch Cordless Planer a few years ago and our test team was very impressed with its power and ease of use. Now, we have the Milwaukee M12 2-Inch Planer, which offers plenty of cutting power in a more compact package.
The Milwaukee M12 Planer is designed for the busy carpenter and remodeler. Its brushless motor spins the double-edged carbide blades at up to 14,500 RPM to remove layers of softwood or hardwood up to 5/64" in one pass. With 21 depth-of-cut settings from 0 to 5/64 inch, you can make precise adjustments for cutting precision.
Milwaukee M12 Planer Design Notes
- Model: Milwaukee 2524
- Power source: Milwaukee M12 battery
- Number of Blades: 2
- Dust collection port: double side discharge
- shoe material: aluminum
- Universal Hose Adapter: 1 1/4 – 2 1/2 in.
- Weight: 3.6 lbs (bare), 4.6 lbs (with M12 XC4.0Ah battery)
- Length: 11" (Naked)
- Height: 4.75 inches
Compared to traditional models, this planer has a very low profile at just 4.75 inches tall. As a bare tool, it measures 11 inches from end to end and weighs 4.6 lbs with an M12 XC4.0Ah battery.
Its lightweight 2-inch aluminum base plate glides smoothly over materials, making it an excellent tool for common applications such as scoring and planing doors. For added convenience, the Milwaukee added a small groove in the shoe to help guide the tool when gliding around corners.
The Milwaukee goes a step further by including a folding stand and an onboard blade and tool storage tray. The bare tool comes standard with a spare set of carbide blades and a small hex key, so you can change blades quickly and reduce downtime.
- battery life meter
- Compatible with all Milwaukee M12 batteries
This cordless 2-inch planer retails for $199 bare-bones and comes with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty. As we write this, there are no kit options available, so don't forget to buy the M12 Red Lithium High Output Battery and Charger.
the bottom line
This compact cordless planer is perfect for a variety of woodworking and remodeling projects. It has plenty of depth of cut settings and useful features needed to create a quality finish. We believe this planer is a great addition to veneer and finish carpenters, door installers and contractors who need to carefully trim materials to achieve a perfect fit.