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A quality planer at a very good price
I finally replaced an older planer and was surprised how well this unit worked. It has very good depth control. The weight is sufficient for stock removal, but light enough to use it...Read complete review
I finally replaced an older planer and was surprised how well this unit worked. It has very good depth control. The weight is sufficient for stock removal, but light enough to use it for long periods. Mine came with the beveling guide and it is engineered as a match to the unit, very sturdy. The chip bag works fine, but I usually attach it to my vortex shop vac.I had to look for attachments for the vac to fit the chip outlet. It would be nice if tool manufactors would supply the proper standard fitting or outlet size that directly fits a 1 1/4" vac hose.
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Doesn't eject shavings
Read all the reviews on this planer and didn't find anything objectionable that couldn't be handled. After I started using it, I found that the shavings were not being ejected. I thought maybe...Read complete review
Read all the reviews on this planer and didn't find anything objectionable that couldn't be handled. After I started using it, I found that the shavings were not being ejected. I thought maybe the bag was full. Took the bag off and the problem still occurred. When the shavings aren't ejected, it slows the knife down which leaves marks in the wood. Had to stop work after a short time and clean out. Other than that, I really like the tool. I guess if it were hooked up to a vacuum, you probably wouldn't have the problem but this is supposed to be a portable tool.
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worked perfectly right out of the box!
from Point Pleasant, WV, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools 3-1/4" Planer:
I bought it to plane a door to fit a smaller opening. It worked perfectly.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Easy to use.
from PHILA. AP.
Great price for a great tool. Easy to use and very accurate.
Are you kidding me!
from Kennesaw, GA, United States
I spent years tuning, sharpening and learning to use a hand plane. I am pretty good at it. I bought the power planer to flatten some 2x4 walls before tiling them. what I did not expect was how well this thing works. AWESOME. Love it.
Very aggressive planer
from Montreal, QC, Canada
While very well built and powerful, the PL1682 is an aggressive planer that enjoys taking wood off fast. Even if filed back to zero, it's hard not to remove much more wood than desired. If you need to take a lot of wood off fast, the tool is for you. For more control, use a hand planer.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Very easy to handle. Makes nice smooth cuts.
I would recommend this. It is so easy to use and it works great for any project or any type of wood.
Good all around Tool
Planer is well balanced and makes quick work of any task, the dust collection bag worked wonderfully on a few jobs that I had to finish in the house.
from Grand Rapids, MI, United States
I was a little skeptical of a single blade planer, but no problems at all. I use the planer a lot, and blades are very affordable. My previous brand planed had 2 blades, didn't work as well and cost 5 times as much to replace the blades. Very happy.
Great tool for what is for
from Berwyn, IL, United States
I bout this tool to use it on doors but I found other things I can use it on it came in handy. I need it it.
from Reading, PA, United States
I bought this a few months ago and have used it about six times for various projects. Basically I use it to do "field trimming" of molding, casing and baseboard. For that it works fine although it does take some practice to control the tool properly to avoid gouging at the end of a cut.
from Texas, United States
The tool has greatly helped relief stress or discomfort in my hands/wrist. Beats having to sand for hours.
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