Titan TTB291PLN 3mm Planer 230V
Another solid Titan tool
This is my second Titan product after their nailer, and it's fast becoming a brand to trust. I bought this to trim a door down after fitting new flooring. I tested it on an off cut before doing the door and was surprised at both the ease of use and the quality of finish. It made just as good a job of the door too.
I guess these tools are inevitably built to a price, but they seem to spend the money where it matters. The planer feels solid and well made, is simple and intuitive to use, and gives a great finish. Unless you plan on earning a living from it, I can't see any reason to spend more.
21 Jun 2015
Works a treat
I needed something to take the rough edges off 2nd hand scaffolding planks to make a top for a big old garden bench, and as a sander wasn't up to task I opted for this. Glad I did as it got the job done in a fraction of the time. This baby eats through timber and because it's easily adjustable you can very quickly get to a nice smooth finish. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that the dust collection bag is a bit naff. It's far too small and if you're taking 3mm off over an 8ft length you'd need to stop 3-4 times to clear it out, so it's a bit of an irrelevance. Also it would be helpful if it was supplied with replacement blades. Otherwise it's a light compact highly functional tool.
13 Jun 2015
Titan TTB291PLN 3mm Planer
I bought this plane to trim an 'engineered construction' door to size. Struggled a bit at first until I realised that the steel blades supplied with the plane were wearing very quickly.
Back to Screwfix to get the recommended TCT blades # 46530. Fitted these, back to work on the door. Now the planer cuts really well, good surface finish, rapid cutting, no visible blade wear so far. Well pleased!
29 May 2015
planer thats a no brainer
want a cheap and cheerful planer for those once in a lifetime jobs then you will not go wrong here. it isn't the best finish but it sure beats getting a sweat on with a hand planer. think of it as you would when you buy a wheel barrow that gets used once in a blue moon and just sits there. only difference being, its not going to rust up and you can pack it away where you are not going to trip over it
28 May 2015