Builder News Magazine tried out Makita's 5" Concrete Planer (model PC5001C), and they liked what they saw.
Art Waldal, a longtime custom home builder in Vancouver, WA, tried out the PC5001C and called it one of the finest grinders on the market, addiing that it's "solid, has easy maintenance and is perfect for grinding concrete flat and smooth."
The Makita PC5001C features an adjustable front roller and auxiliary base engineered for consistent planing depth and added stability. It's powered by a Makita-built 10-AMP motor with soft start technology for smoooth startups, and also features electronic speed control to maintain constant speed under load, and an electronic current limiter to protect the motor from overloading. The PC5001C is ideal for masons, concrete finishers, city maintenance crews, and concrete professionals seeking a best-in-class concrete planer.
For more on the PC5001C, go here: http://www.makitatools.com/en-us/Modules/Tools/ToolDetails.aspx?ID=316444