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Dremel’s XPR planer attachement screws on to the end of your standard Dremel rotary tool, converting it into a tiny planer, perfect for taking a little material off a sticky door or fixing a not-perfect cut in laminate.

It’s hard to see from the picture, but the cutting width is 2-1/4″ and there’s a cast-in 90-degree and 45-degree edge guide to help keep you cutting straight.  Since the Dremel spins at speeds up to 35,000 RPM, I’d imagine this does a pretty good job of removing material.

I know Dremel has offered this product for years, but for some reason I didn’t come across it until today.  I think I’m going to pick one up — I’ve found myself in situations where this could help numerous times.  And at a street price of under $20, there’s nothing stopping me.

The PL400 XPR Planer Attachment [Dremel]
Street Pricing [Google Products]
Via Amazon [What’s this?]


5 Responses to Turn Your Dremel Into A Tiny Planer

  1. nrChris says:

    I believe that this only works with the XPR line of Dremel tools–that is how the item is listed on Dremel. I bought one at one point and decided to return it without opening because it did not seem to be compatible with my traditional Dremel.

  2. Jared says:

    Could someone with an XPR comment on the usefulness of this tool? I’m going to buy a Dremel either tonight or tomorrow and noticed one of the two XPR kits available includes this attachment. Thanks!

  3. Stuey says:

    Some people say that the old style attachments (router table or press) are not comaptible with it, but I can neither confirm or deny that.

    Anyways, I like my XPR over my older 300 series dremel. Why? The speed control is independent of the on/off switch. Other than that, it’s neither easier nor harder to control.

  4. Ben says:

    I just got the 400 xpr set that has this at around $99 at my home depot. The side view of the attachment is an “L” with a rounded bump at the top of the “L.” The lip and bump make it impossible to plane down the middle of anything or anything wider than 2 3/16″ .

    While the tool is pretty good for planing door edges it still will never fully replace my dewalt planer.

  5. Jim Smythe says:

    Has anyone tried to retrofit this to work with older models? With what results? I think the only thing stopping it from fitting is those 2 keyhole tabs. I realize there are extremely high speeds here, but still see no reason why it wouldn’t still function admirably. If something did cause the tool to grab into something, I’d rather the tool breaks than my wrist from the wrench…

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