By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools

New PC5001C features auxiliary base and roller for consistent planning depth, stability.

JUNE 18, 2010 – La Mirada, CA – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, is proud to announce the release of its new 5” Concrete Planer, model PC5001C. This new concrete planer combines power with ease-of-use features, and features a new adjustable front roller and auxiliary base engineered for consistent planing depth and added stability.

“Makita knows concrete, and the PC5001C is the latest in a growing line of best-in-class solutions for the concrete pro,” said Wayne Hart, communications manager, Makita U.S.A. “Makita’s new five-inch concrete planer is engineered for smoothing concrete surfaces and
leveling concrete seams, so it’s ideal for masons, concrete finishers, city maintenance crews, and more.”

10 AMP Motor with Soft Start Technology

The PC5001C has a Makita-built 10 AMP motor with soft start technology for smooth start-ups. The electronic speed control is engineered to maintain constant speed under load, and the electronic current limiter protects the motor from overloading. The dust bag is easily installed and removed, with a dust collecting vacuum port for cleaner operation. The PC5001C also includes removable dust shroud cap that allows the tool to plane in corners and against walls. The PC5001C features a front roller that adjusts to the planning dept, and an auxiliary base engineered for consistent planning depth and added stability.

Ease-of-Use Features

The PC5001C weighs 11.2 lbs. and is only 18-13/16” long with an ergonomic soft grip with large two-finger trigger switch with lock-on function for greater comfort, as well as a top handle for improved handling. The L.E.D. power light serves as a pilot light as well as an indicator of the anti-restart function.

Smooth Operation

The PC5001C is engineered to smooth concrete surfaces, level concrete seams, remove epoxy from concrete, and more. It’s ideal for masons, remodelers, city maintenance crews, concrete finishers, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class industrial quality concrete planer. The PC5001C is just another example of Makita’s commitment to innovative technology and best in class engineering.


  • Model Number: PC5001C
  • Name 5” Concrete Planer
  • Wheel Diameter 5”
  • No Load Speed (RPM) 10,000
  • AMPS 10.0
  • Overall length 18-13/16”
  • Net Weight (lbs.) 11.2 lbs.

About Makita

Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 10.8V Ultra-Compact Lithium-Ion®. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact
Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at You can follow Makita at,, and The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best-in-Class Engineering.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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1 Comment

  1. This is an awesome tool! I’ve seen it used by the public works to bevel sidewalk sections that have heaved from winter frost. Very cost effective and viable solution to an otherwise expensive repair.

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