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WEN 6550T 15 Amp 12.5 in. Corded Benchtop Thickness Planer

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  • Granite table provides a sturdy non-marring surface for wood to smoothly travel over
  • Plane boards up to 6 inches thick and 12.5 inches wide
  • 15A motor generates 17,000 cuts per minute at a 26 feet per minute feed rate
  • Adjust depth to plane off anywhere from 0 to 3/32 of an inch with each pass
  • Fan-assisted dust port removes sawdust from workpiece
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6550T Thickness planer with granite table WEN 2.5"

Side Handles and Collapsable Tables Make for Easy Transport

Make transportation and rearrangement simple with the two side-mounted handles and foldable infeed and outfeed tables. Both handles have hollowed out insides to create room for fingers to freely wrap around. Collapse the tables and grab the handles to easily move the WEN Thickness planer around the workshop.

6550T Thickness planer with granite table WEN 2.5"

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6550T Thickness planer with granite table WEN 2.5"

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6550T Thickness planer with granite table WEN 2.5"

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Model name:2019 Model

Remember when you brought those old jagged boards back to life? The WEN 12.5-inch Benchtop Thickness Planer with Granite Table repurposes rough and worn wood to give it an exceptionally smooth finish. The powerful 15-amp motor combined with our two-blade cutting system provides over 17,000 cuts per minute at a 26 feet per minute feed rate. Plane boards up to 12.5 inches wide and 6 inches thick with ease. The smooth granite table never warps and provides precise support to wood passing through the machine. Combine that with the heavy duty base for a sturdy planer that does not walk or wobble during operation. The handy depth adjustment knob varies each pass to take off anywhere from 0 to 3/32 of an inch. The fan-assisted dust port removes chips and sawdust from the workpiece and blasts them out of the way. This package also includes two high carbon steel double-edged blades (SK5) along with height-adjustable infeed and outfeed tables that limit snipe while providing extra support to your workpiece during planing. Easily mount the planer to a work surface or stand using the predrilled base holes. Repurpose old wood or make a set of boards flush with the WEN 12.5-inch Benchtop Thickness Planer. And because it’s a WEN product, the WEN Thickness Planer comes backed by a nationwide network of skilled service technicians, a helpful customer support line and a two-year warranty. Remember when your planer could handle even the hardest of woods? Remember WEN.

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Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2017
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good value planer for the home workshop
By Richard Rahl on December 28, 2017
I have wanted a bench-top planer for quite a while but could not seem to find a good one in my price range.

While browsing through Amazon I came across the WEN 6550 for $219.42. The price was cheaper than comparable used planers advertised on Craigslist.

After reading the reviews both on Amazon and other sites, I purchased one. I was told it would arrive in five days but was pleasantly surprised when it arrived in two (Prime membership).

The box arrived in good condition with no visible damage. It should be noted that this tool weighs 73 lbs., so with packing material the whole box weighs in at about 80 lbs.

The tool appeared well packaged using form fitting foam blocks reinforced by a cardboard sleeve. When removing the packing be careful as the instructions are sandwiched between one of the cardboard sleeves and foam blocking.

Flipping down the in-feed/out-feed tables you will find a plastic bag containing parts and three foam blocks which protect the blades and roller mechanism.

In the bag are the following items.
-Depth adjusting handle
-Bolt with Lock Washer (to secure the handle)
-Plug (covers the handle screw)
-2 Magnets (used when changing blades)
-T-handle Hex Wrench
There is also a dust chute that needs to be installed.

The magnets and T-handle wrench has an on-board storage area just above where the dust chute is mounted.

Along with the bag of parts I also found a small plastic box. At first I was not sure of its use but a careful look at the parts diagram in the manual revealed it to be a cover for the chain drive mechanism. Apparently it fell out during shipment but was easily snapped back into place.

The three foam blocks are wedged securely. To remove them you need to first install the depth adjusting handle using the included screw and T-handle hex wrench and raise the roller-case.

Upon removing the blocks I found the granite table had some sort of residue on it. This was easily cleaned off using a de-greaser followed by glass cleaner.

The blades are already installed and are reversible and therefore should not need replacing for quite some time.

I next installed the dust chute which can be oriented for either left or right discharge. There are two thumb screws (pre-installed) that secure it to the planer.

This is all the assembly required.

I connected the dust chute to my shop vacuum and then went through my scrap pile looking for the worst piece of wood I could find.

With the planer off, I placed the board on the infeed granite table and lowered the roller-head until it just touch the wood. I then backed it off a full turn (One full turn of the handle equals 1/16").

I turned on the vacuum and the planer and fed the board through. Being cautious, I lowered the handle one-half turn passing the board through each time until the blades contacted board. The board fed easily with no evidence of binding.
I made about 4-5 passes lowering the roller-case by one-half turn (I was being overcautious) each time. The result was an extremely clean and finished board with no snipe. The lack of snipe may have been because the board is only about two feet long.

The infeed/outfeed tables are independently adjustable but so far I have not had any need to make adjustments.

The planer remained quite stable. Even though I did not have it clamped down during testing, it never moved. I attributed this to the heavy weight of the construction and solid granite table.

I have since run pallet wood through the planer and ended up with wood nice enough to make gift boxes out of (which I did).

So far I have been very pleased with this planer. It seems to be solidly built and performs well. I would have liked for it to have a roller-head lock. I have not as yet had any issues with the head moving but would have liked the assurance.

The vacuum system worked great, just be sure to check the vacuum container often as the planer will fill it substantially quicker than say a table saw.

The included manual is not the best. It is clearly a translation but provides adequate information in setting up and using the tool. This and the lack of a roller-head lock is why I gave it 4 stars.

The price along with the 2-year warranty makes this planer a good value for the home workshop.
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Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recomiendo esta máquina para uso profesional o casero
Reviewed in Mexico on March 15, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recomiendo esta máquina para uso profesional o casero
Reviewed in Mexico on March 15, 2018
Tengo más de un año con ella, la he usado para hacer una casa con duela y techos de madera, todas las tablas las cepille con esta máquina, ahora puedo decir que es de uso profesional. Muy recomendable
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1.0 out of 5 stars the blades on this really suck. First couple boards of Alder I ran through ...
Reviewed in Canada on March 5, 2018
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Joshua Maher
3.0 out of 5 stars The blades are very weak.
Reviewed in Canada on January 31, 2018
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Jeff H.
2.0 out of 5 stars Reconditioned???????
Reviewed in Canada on December 8, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars super rapida la entrega
Reviewed in Mexico on March 15, 2018
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