Looks like Festool has pulled an April Fools Day joke on their customers. They were planning to introduce the EHL 65E one-handed planer on April 1st, but according to the latest SysNotes they’re delaying the introduction for some unknown reason — possibly because they realized April Fools Day might not be the best day to introduce a product.
To optimize the EHL 65E for one-handed use, Festool gives it an ergonomic handle, makes it well-balanced, and keeps the weight down to 5.3lbs. The 2-9/16″ wide spiral-head cutter can shear up to 5/32″ of material at a time. A large knob on the front allows you to adjust depth in 1/256″ increments. Finally, this wouldn’t be a Festool tool without high-efficiency dust extraction. You can attach the dust port to either the left or right side of the planer.
Of course Festool manufactures the planer in Germany. It’ll retail for $390 whenever they decide to release it.