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For light-duty planing tasks, nothing beats the light, nimble action of Triton's palm-grip power planer.

Triton TCMPL 2-3/8'' Compact Palm Planer

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Traditional cabinetmakers and carpenters often reached for their trusty one-handed block planes for lighter duty tasks, and for good reason, too. Why wrestle with a heavy full-size planer when all you need is to chamfer a corner or dress the edge of a board that's already straight? That's the strength of Triton's TCMPL Compact Palm Planer, a tough little planer that's light and easy to handle. Its slim handle design with rubber over-molded grip means that it's easy to hold and control using just one hand. The 2-3/8'' planing width and 0–1.5mm (about 1/16'') adjustable planing depth is ideal for fast material removal on small to medium sized workpieces. A power lock-off switch prevents accidental operation.

  • Stepped depth control allows accurate cutting depth from 0-1.5mm
  • 3 beveling grooves front shoe increases range of edge beveling depths
  • Power lock-off prevents accidental operation
  • Slim handle design is easy to hold and control using one hand
  • Rubber over-moulded grip increases control and safety
  • Adjustable dust extraction allows chips to be directed away from the workpiece
  • Parking stand protects the blades and workpiece from damage on rundown
With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more. Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 30 days, 36 months with registration
(1) Triton TCMPL 420W Compact Palm Planer
(2) Reversible 2-3/8'' TCT blades
(1) Dust extraction adaptor
(1) Blade removal hex spanner
(1) Hex key
More Information
Brand Triton
Manufacturer Part Number TCMPL
Weight 5.9500
Tech Spec
  • No Load Speed: 13,000rpm
  • Weight: 2.4kg (5.29 lbs)
  • Power: 420W
  • Sound Pressure LP: 87dB
  • Sound Power LW: 99dB
  • Blade Type: 2 x Reversible 60mm
  • Material - Primary Construction: Rubber Over-Mould
  • Planing Depth: 0-1.5mm
  • Planing Width: 60mm (2-3/8")
  • Compatible with 01: TCMPLB60
  • Height: 130mm (5-1/8")
  • Length: 310mm (12-1/4")
  • Width: 111mm (4-3/8")
  • Dust Extraction: Yes
  • PSE Approved: Yes
Technical Documents
Planer Blade Size 60mm
Planer Cutter Head Speed 13,000rpm
Maximum Depth of Cut 1.5mm
3.7 / 5.0
24 Reviews
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Palm Planer
very nice little machine, cuts good, easy to handle. It would be nice to have an edge guide on it to help guide it along the edge of the board or door. Still it works .
April 14, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Triton Compact planer
This is a great little tool. I had a couple of sticky doors and with the Triton planer I was able to knock them out in no time. With a hand planer it would have taken several attempts and a lot more time. Plus you cannot beat the price.
March 20, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Awesome tool!
March 5, 2019
7 months ago
Triton Compact Hand Planer
The product has changeable blades so if or when the current blades become too dull, they can be replaced. It has very small depth incremental adjustments which make it ideal for any surface removal project needed and the feel in the hand is very nice, especially when actually planing. My only dislikes right now is the learning curve of using. I've made a entry divot and an exit divot but a better user instruction may fix that, but I've learned something new about it. I'm not comfortable with the two button switch but I'll overcome that issue. I wish it had come with a better instruction manual and a bag for storage and transporting it. Overall I like it very much and highly recommend it.
October 22, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Machine
It was a smooth, easy and efficient solution to an otherwise tedious problem.
June 11, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
A wow factor!
This tool was an amazing help I love this product, we plan on buying more tools from Rockler.
Used palm sander on this 1843 quarter sawn oak for a clients kitchen table. Thank you
Used palm sander on this 1843 quarter sawn oak for a clients kitchen table. Thank you
October 9, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to use, except for holding... there isn't much to get a second hand on while planing! I still would recommend it, it made my job much easier!
August 25, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked excellent right of the box on a newly glued headstock. Not as noisy as I thought it would be, too!
February 27, 2016
over 3 years ago
quick and effective, beautiful results
I use this planer to smooth rough wood to make blanks for my cnc router. It is quick and quiet. It's my first hand-held planer, but I was able to produce great results with such a short learning period. I recommend the palm planer to all my woodworking friends.
July 26, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Too much in a small package
I like all my triton tools but I find this particular planer, too powerful and unbalanced for finer applications. I would not even recommend this for planing doors. Sorry for the so so review but I’m still a happy triton tool owner and will continue to be.
April 17, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Because I needed it and it joins my Triton collection!
Allen M on May 17, 2019
i have trouble with traditional block plane & hoping this will help
Bill H on Oct 22, 2018
Because I needed it and it joins my Triton collection!
Allen M on May 17, 2019
I am hoping that I can use it to make some small wood sculptures.
Ronald H on Oct 22, 2018
i have trouble with traditional block plane & hoping this will help
Bill H on Oct 22, 2018
Description sounds like a tool I'll often use in lieu of a hand plane
PRESTON W on Oct 21, 2018
work on small areas
mike g on Oct 19, 2018
It is small and compact and good price
murski c on Oct 2, 2018
I like the size
Mark S on Dec 22, 2017
Good price for a needed tool.
James Bodmer on Dec 2, 2017
ease of use and price
julius accardi on Dec 1, 2017
Best price! Priced lower than big box store sale prices.
Robert K on Nov 27, 2017
Christmas present
Patricia C on Oct 27, 2017
I always wanted a compact palm sander and the price was right.
DENNIS K on Sep 8, 2017
Christmas Present
mike m on Dec 13, 2016
Functions as designed - as long as you're right handed. Lefties should save their money.
Tom W on Jul 22, 2016
Simple tool at a great price. Works great.
Steve G on Jun 3, 2016
My husband needs this tool. It's a gift.
Cheryl G on Mar 10, 2016
Perfect for smoothing rough wood without a conventional planer
Rick P on Feb 7, 2016
great for scribing crown molding to ceiling
Eric Raul M on Nov 6, 2015
needed a small planer
bruce p on Aug 9, 2015
I just placed an order for this planer. I have owned a larger 3-1/4" Bosch portable planer for many years and have used it in countless situations on job sites and in my shop. It requires 2 hands to operate properly. There have been many instances when a smaller planer like this that can be operated with 1 hand would have been preferable. I have high hopes for this one and Triton seems to make good products. Stay tuned for an update after it arrives and I have an opportunty to try it out.
Alan S on Aug 3, 2015
Just the right size. I will be using it for small projects and everything I have heard about Triton products has been great. Time to give it a try!
Paul H on Aug 2, 2015
a lighter, compact planer that I can use on my cnc carving craft work.
Bill on Jul 12, 2015
I make rustic furniture out of rough sawn and reclaimed wood that leaves a lot of uneven surfaces. I am hoping the small size of this will allow me to ease these edges without removing material I want to preserve.
Barry W on Jun 28, 2015
I wanted a small planer for finish work
Thomas D on Jun 15, 2015
This looks like a good product from a brand that I like. Good price from a retailer that I like. I just bought several small raw-edge slabs and I'm hoping this will help clean them up before they go to the drum sander.
John W on Jun 3, 2015
I chose this planer for its compact size. I need to trim the edges of some floor joists in a confined space where working with a hand plane would be difficult.
Thomas P on May 23, 2015
My husband has a home woodworking shop and was in need of a small planer that would be practical and functional in a small shop.
Judy J on May 17, 2015
I am hoping that I can use it to make some small wood sculptures.
Ronald H on Oct 22, 2018
Description sounds like a tool I'll often use in lieu of a hand plane
PRESTON W on Oct 21, 2018
where can I buy blades for this triton palm planer in the united states?
Ed G on Aug 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I see them displayed in the FREQUENTLY BOUGHT TOGETHER window right above this question, $9.99 for a pair.
Replacement Blades for Triton TCMPL Palm Planer
Replacement Blades for Triton TCMPL Palm Planer
so every power 'planer' that i've looked at has turned out to be a 'hand joiner' instead. what i mean is, on a block plane, the blade adjusts relative to the front AND back face - so with a block plane you can cut into the center of the work for instance. on all these power planers, only the front face is adjustable, and the back face stays flush with the blades, so it works like a joiner and you have to start at the end of the piece. is this planer any different? are there any true 'power planers' out there, or are they all going to be 'hand joiners'?
laser_agg on Dec 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You are exactly right the way these planers work. They are designed to make something flat and straight. That is why the rear table needs to sit flat on the area where you started planning. What I do if I need to plane something that is not straight is turn the plane at about a 45 degree angle to the work which in essence shortens the length of the table and lets the blade get down into the work quicker. Right now I am fitting baseboard to hardwood flooring. I scribe the base to the floor and then use the power planer to cut off the excess. If there is an area that I cannot get into with the power plane I finish it with the block plane. I hope this helps you.
I'm looking for a plane to touch up tight doors that have swelled, would this be a good fit?
francis c on Jan 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes this planer is nice just watch the adjustment.
How difficult is it to remove & replace the blades for sharpening etc?
Alan Dale D on Aug 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: not too difficult
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