In this short guide we’ll show you how to set up the Makita BKP180RFE 18v li-ion planer to make rebate cuts.
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Step 1: Fit the side fence to the planer
This is easy, simply slide the fence into the hole on the planer, tightening it using the locking screw at the front. A neat design feature of the fence is that it has a down-turn that gives the fence sufficient clearance for the blade, allowing you to rebate up to 9mm.
Step 2: Adjust the depth of your cut
Take this in stages. For example, four passes of 1.5mm will give you a rebate of 6mm and you’ll be keeping the cut controlled as you go. This will give you a smooth and even rebate. The big benefit of the BKP180RFE is the beautifully engineered base plate. No snagging, catching or dragging as you plane.
We asked Neil Bradbury of Avalon Builders to test the Makita BKP180RFE by making a rebate cut, here are his thoughts on its design, features and benefits. Watch it on Toolstop TV.
Let us know your thoughts, comments or questions on rebating with a planer, the Makita BK180RFE or cordless planer in general below.