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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tool Reviews => Topic started by: Peter Parfitt on February 22, 2021, 04:29 PM

Title: Festool HL 850 Planer overview and demonstration
Post by: Peter Parfitt on February 22, 2021, 04:29 PM
Hi Everyone

I have had many requests to do something about the HL850 and was lucky enough to be able to borrow one in order to make this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxambCSAk7U

The machine goes back to Festool in the next week or two.

Peter
Title: Re: Festool HL 850 Planer overview and demonstration
Post by: DeformedTree on February 22, 2021, 04:55 PM
Great video.  I've looked at this unit for a while.  Has some nice features that the typical units don't. (being able to go right up to a wall, etc is nice), better looking dust setup than others. I have a different brand and it just clogs.

Odd it doesn't have a plug it, that's annoying.

It's very nice to see someone demonstrating one. 
Title: Re: Festool HL 850 Planer overview and demonstration
Post by: tony_sheehan on February 23, 2021, 03:05 AM
I have been thinking about getting one of these for some time. Here in the uk FFX tools have the 110volt version for £365 (at the time of writing) which strikes me as a good price. 240 volt examples, however, are not only few and far between as far as I can see but considerably more expensive for some reason. I don't fancy having to haul out my extremely heavy 110 volt transformer every time I need to use the thing so I'll wait and see if supplies/ prices improve in the near future.