PORTER-CABLE Hand Planer, 6-Amp, 5/64-Inch (PC60THP)

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Heavy-duty 6 amp motor of the electric hand planner provides smooth cutting in hard materials The hand planer has 16,500 rpm for smooth material removal Dual side dust extraction allows for extraction on either side of the tool Overmold depth knob with 10 positive steps allows for better planer control and multiple depth control settings 3 chamfering grooves allow for options for edge chamfering 11.5-inch cast aluminum shoe provides added control and better finish quality 5/64-inch depth of cut removes excess material in less time
Heavy-duty 6 amp motor Dual side dust extraction allows for extraction on either side of the tool Overmold depth knob with 10 positive steps 3 chamfering grooves allow for options for edge chamfering 11.5-inch cast aluminum shoe provides added control and better finish quality Show more

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Item Weight

‎8.36 pounds

Product Dimensions

‎14.63 x 7.75 x 8.25 inches

Country of Origin


Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer





‎Hand Planer


‎Hand Planer




‎120 Volts

Amperage Capacity

‎6 Amps

Item Package Quantity


Number Of Pieces


Included Components

‎C60THP Hand Planer(2) Carbide Cutting Blades(1) Wrench(1) Dust bag(1) Edge Guide

Batteries Included?


Batteries Required?


Warranty Description

‎3 year limited manufacturers warranty





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Best Sellers Rank

#27,881 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #7 in Power Handheld Planers

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Date First Available

January 22, 2015

10 reviews for PORTER-CABLE Hand Planer, 6-Amp, 5/64-Inch (PC60THP)

  1. Sojourner Truth

    First the minor complaint. The planer has two ports where sawdust is forced out. The idea is to place the dust collector bag over one of the two ports, flip a switch on the port to direct dust to the port where the bag is attached, then get to work. Problem is, my switch is reversed — if I put it in the right-hand position, dust blows out of the left port and vice-versa. I can live with it.Easy to use right out of the box. Depth settings are easy, edge chamfer works fine.I made a table top out of three 2X6X3 ft cypress, glued together with dowels. The planer smoothed out the ends and edges as well as top and bottom in about 15 minutes. Sanded a few minutes with orbital sander and the tabletop is very smooth.Wish it came with a carrying case to hold the edge guide, wrench, and extra blades, but, I have a small canvas satchel that fits perfectly.

  2. bjjjcrbjjjcr

    I was having issues with staying square and flat all the way across using this “freehand”. I rigged up a table based on videos that I watched online. After a few test pieces and adjustments, I was able to get square and flat for the full length of my stock.

  3. Woodchuck

    I had 3 doors that needed to replaced. All of them needed to be planed in order to fit better. I really didn’t want to spend $100-$200 dollars for a planer, so I bought an inexpensive portable Ryobi door trimmer at Home Depot ($20) which was a disaster. Next I rented a Milwaukee planer for a day ($25). Worked OK, but had issues. A few days later during some humid weather, two of the doors started to stick. By now, you have probably figured out I don’t do carpentry for a living. So my next step was to look for a low cost alternative to the big brand name planers and came across this Porter-Cable. How bad could it be? After reading some positive reviews I ordered it. THIS IS NOT A CHEAP PLANER ALTERNATIVE. It was just as heavy and well built as the Milwaukee and worked better. The adjustments were easier, worked better, and it took me fewer passes. Surfaces were baby smooth. The planer guide helped keep the planner at right angles. Don’t know anything about reliability, but for now I can highly recommend this planer.

  4. U exec

    Recently used my new Porter-Cable Planer to create some log benches for my vacation home. Works wonderfully and no problem getting it set up. It is relatively light but very powerful and its weight means that less fatigue in its use. I don’t know the longevity of the blades as I haven’t used it that much. Do like it a lot.

  5. Masshole in Maine

    Thought there would be issues with this. I’ve always resisted the purchase because of the expense vs. use of a power planer. When I found this for $70 I thought I’d give it a shot. I was installing new doors in an old (very un-square) house. This tool took hours off of hand planing and was super comfortable to operate. Easily performed as well or better than $200 makita’s and DeWalts I’ve borrowed in the past.

  6. Joe StricklandJoe Strickland

    Does a nice job. I hacked it to turn it into a small bench top jointer and am pleased with the results.

  7. Nick

    Had a lot of woodworking jobs coming up soon, so I decided to break down and buy one. First off it’s a Porter Cable which is a really good brand I’ve had multiple tools over the years and they are just as good as any brand. 2ndly the price for which I was willing to spend was very reasonable because I didnt wanna go to much higher and I really wasnt worried about it having to be cordless. For the few times a year I’ll use it I am pleased with the price and what good features it has. I first used it on planeing some doors down and it didnt fantastic! The only thing is if your not careful you can get carried away and take off too much and it’s really best to practice a bit on a piece of scrap before you do a real project. I hadn’t used one in probably 10 years and so it took a little while to get the swing of it. Great affordable planner!

  8. Kindle Customer

    I’m making a table out of rough cut cypress and started using this planner about 15 minutes out of the box. I got about 16 hours out of the first set of blades and they are reversible and now I have my rough cut wood drying and square. Blades probably would last longer but wood was wet and a bit dirty from coming out of the swamp. I should have waited a bit before planning but patience is not my strong suit. I’m using denatured alcohol to slow the cracking and dry the wood, but and will have to plane a bit more at some point but love the planner. Listen to the directions and do not set the plane down on the cord even if you’ve worked for a long time and are getting tired, my bad. If I had to complain or drop it to 4 start is would be that it did not come in a carrying case to keep additional parts handy. I’m looking for a good case but they are as much as the tool, so guess I’ll just have to make one out of wood.

  9. Frank Chordas

    I have been using power planers on the job since the 1970’s and I don’t believe that I ever used one that did not perform well. The 4 3/8″ Makita planer I still own has been working for some 30 years now. I purchased this one because the high price of carbide blades for my wider format Makita. My decision for the Porter Cable was based upon favorable Amazon reviews and the low price. I can’t attest to the long term durability of this product since it is only been in my possession for about a year but it performs 100% as well as my Makita and other brands such as Bosch and Milwaukee that I routinely get to use in the field. So at least for those who only occasionally have the need for a power planer I see no reason to pay a lot more for similar more expensive brands. You will be getting professional level performance for a low price.

  10. PietroMoopy

    For the price this thing is excellent. First time using a power planer and used it to aid in the construction of 2 new workbenches. We had this old lumber left over from when our barn was constructed 10 years ago sitting in the rafters. It was old and the surface layer was frayed, very course and dirty. I believe it was oak, but I took 4 1x12x14 and resurfaced all of it taking off 3/64th and 5/64 and the result was brand new lumber from the lumber yard. Also used it to level out a few pieces, but that took me a long time to get the hang of but by the end of the project I was doing it within 3-4 passes. The bag fills up ridiculously fast and is almost useless, I started to one hand the thing and hold the shopvac hose to the exhaust port which worked flawlessly. My shopvac has a 2 inch diameter hose so it does not fit the exhaust port on the planer. All in all being a complete noob when it comes to planing it went very well for me and I am glad i purchased it. It would slow down at times on big knots but that is to be expected. As far as how long the motor and the tool itself will last only time will tell.

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