Makita's new lithium-ion powered planer, the first of its kind, can do everything its corded brother can do. It has a 3-1/4-inch blade, a maximum depth of 5/16 inch, and an adjustment knob with built-in detents for easy setting. It also has a machined aluminum base, a dual-blade cutter head, and a spring-loaded rear stand that protects the blade when you set the tool down. With the battery, this planer weighs a mere 7-1/2 pounds. It's sold with two batteries, a charger, and a duffel-style carrying case.
¦ Price: $400. 800-462-5482. www.makita.com.