|Item Weight||6.3 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15.25 x 7 x 7.5 inches|
|Item model number||PL1632|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||(1) PL1632 Planer, (1) Woodrazor micrograin blade, (1) dual-mount fence, (1) no-mar plastic overshoe, (1) shavings bag, (1) blade wrench|
|Warranty Description||Limited 1 Year|
Bosch PL1632 6.5 Amp Planer, 3-1/4"
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- Powerful planer with 6.5 Amp rating and 16,500 RPM speed for fast stock removal and smooth finish in soft and hard woods
- Spring-loaded stand elevates tool to protect blade and tool resting spot; special shape allows easy entry in middle of workpiece
- Dual-mount guide fence with protective shield for steady planing of door edges with plastic overshoe to prevent marring of door face
- Separate inch and metric depth scales for easy setting of planing depth
- Optimally-angled handle for forward motion of tool with soft grip for comfort
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Bosch PL1632 6.5 Amp Planer, 3-1/4"
The Bosch PL1632 3-1/4 In. Planer delivers for pros who need to plane doors or other surfaces quickly and evenly. It delivers performance, convenience and security – with an outstanding planer-guidance system. It has a 6.5 Amp motor that produces 16,500 RPM for fast stock removal and smooth finishes. The tool's ambidextrous lock-off release button helps prevent avoid accidental starts, and it has a lock-on button for extended operation, a combination that is unique to Bosch planers.The aluminum front and rear shoes are precision-machined together for accuracy, and the tool has a machined groove for chamfering. Its counterbalanced blade design puts the blade at an ideal cutting angle and eliminates uneven planing caused by misaligned blades.It comes equipped with a reversible Bosch Woodrazor micrograin carbide blade. The tool also provides a spring-loaded stand that elevates the planer to protect the blade.
The dual-mount guide fence can be mounted on either side of tool, with a plastic overshoe that offers protection for the workpiece surface.The dust port accommodates a large shavings bag. This planer is built with a poly micro-V drive belt for enhanced belt durability and a ball-joint cord swivel for enhanced ease of positioning the tool and cord.
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|Item Dimensions||15.25 x 7.00 x 7.50 inches||14.63 x 7.75 x 8.25 inches||12.00 x 7.00 x 7.00 inches||11.42 x 6.61 x 6.93 inches||14.57 x 7.87 x 9.84 inches||8.25 x 8.00 x 15.00 inches|
The PL1632 3-1/4-Inch 6.5 Amp Planer offers an industry-first planer lock-off/lock-on button that helps prevent accidental start-up and provides for extended operation. Dual-mount fence provides non-flexing guidance; prevents marring of door or workpiece face. Ball-joint cord swivel eases positioning of cord to keep it out of the way. Spring-loaded, built-in stand elevates tool to protect blade(s) and save money. Powerful 6.5 Amp motor with 16,500 RPM speed for fast stock removal. Includes: (1) 3-1/4-Inch 6.5 Amp Planer, (1) Reversible Woodrazor Blade, (1) Dual-Mount Guide Fence, (1) No Mar Plastic Overshoe for Fence, (1) Shavings Bag and (1) Blade Wrench.
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All that said, running this tool down a swollen door using its solid fence attached at front and rear of the plane made for a quality job even for someone without experience with a powered planer (me). After using it on two doors (while they were hung), I would never get one of those design that doesn't have two attach points like this Bosch unit has, doesn’t allow dust collection on both sides like this Bosch unit has or doesn’t have the 3 degree fence pad like this Bosch unit has. Those features are awesome. I just don't like the case and was miffed at having to fix the casing mid-job (see below). YMMV
P.S. in addition to the poor kit case design for the fence, one of the four mounting holes on the unit had a misaligned hole in the plane body casing. I had to stop everything, take it to the shop and use a Dremel to carefully grind away the casing. See photo attached.
On my first order, I received a planer that looked like it had been open already. It had a sticky residue on some of the plane surface, and some staining on the bag. I sent it back, and requested a replacement. The second unit also has this sticky residue on the plane surface. It also looks like it has some light grinding marks.
When I started to plane, I noticed that the dust collection quickly (after a few passes) stopped working, and there was sawdust blown all over my table. When I looked in the bag, there was a large amount of loose thread all over the place (picture). It essentially acted as a web, only allowing a little amount of shavings into the bag. It clogged pretty quickly. After cleaning out the bag and cutting all the thread out, I got started again. I worked with the planer for about a minute or two, and the bag started shooting off while cutting. After shooting off maybe 4-5 times, I've decided it's not a matter of how well I'm seating the bag on the planer, but it simply doesn't fit very well. So now my planer has a couple layers of tape wrapped around the planer port to increase the OD for a more snug fit.
Now that I've cleaned the planer surface, clipped the bag threads and taped the output port, it seems to work ok. Since I had a rocky start to using the tool, I decided to measure the cut accuracy a couple ways. First the consistency of cut depth from the left side to right side (most important in my book), and then the actual depth itself. The left to right depth was very good, only differentiating a couple thousands (0.002"). The depth of cut based on the dial setting was reasonably good, ranging from 0.003"-0.008" off the actual dimension. The biggest discrepancy was 1/16 (or 0.0625"), which I got a 0.0545" cut.
It wasn't all negative. There are a couple nice features as mentioned in other reviews (like the lock-off switch and the parking rest). The machine feels pretty solid and and does seem to cut reasonably well. The planer has ample power and has so far not left any burn marks. The surface finish isn't the best I've seen, but adequate for what I'll be using it for (doors, thinning small boards, flattening lathe blanks, etc.). But I would expect this overall level of quality from a cheaper brand... maybe in the 50-60 dollar range. This experience has definitely altered my perception of Bosch tools, and I'll be doing more thorough reviews before considering them in the future.
If it wasn't for the above issues I would rated 5 stars.
The 3-degree shoe attachment makes getting the correct relief angle on the door edge much easier, and once the planing work is done, a groove in the middle of the sole plate facilitates cutting a nice bevel on the planed edges.
Note that it does take a bit of finesse to get it right. The start and end of each cut are a bit hairy, as only one end of the sole plate is supporting the tool. I found it best to take very light passes, with the tool set at its lowest adjustment. In a few minutes I had the door edge the way I wanted it.
The case doesn't hold the assembled tool, and this will be a hindrance for a contractor. For a homeowner, it's not a big deal to have to reassemble the guide assembly and dust catcher each time you use it, but contractors should be aware of this annoyance.
The price is good for what this tool is, and I justified buying it by considering how much it would cost to have a guy come in and do this on a few sticky doors in my house.
Update: I used the tool on my second door today and had a thought that maybe I could just detach the guide from the tool but leave the guide assembled and slide it somehow into the case...not a chance. Shame on you Bosch, you know better than to make a case like that where users have to disassemble the guide to store it.
The tool is still top notch though, so I won't let the case design bother me.
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It is somewhat heavy but I like that as it stays put when planing a thin piece of material.
I found, after some practice runs, that I could plane a piece and not gouge the ends which saves on setup time.
The dual-mount guide fence can be mounted on either side of the unit and b/c it's the dual-mount, as opposed to the single-mount, it is quite easy to manage when working.
The unit also has a swivel where the cord joins the planer and that helps keep it out of the way without bending the cord.
I have not done enough pieces to comment on how accurate the depth dial is but it appears to be pretty good so far.
I like that the unit comes with a shavings bag and can be adapted to a vacuum if necessary.
I'd buy this unit again !
Como el empaque de carton original esta un poco maltratado aparenta que estuvo o mucho tiempo almacenado o muy manipulado para el traslado; pero los sellos, que supongo son de Fabrica; estan intactos.
El empaque de plastico, viene intacto asi como el equipo.
Apparently I’m not the only one who’s having the same problem!
After using it maybe around 5 minutes as a new product it just stopped working for no reason!
They shouldn’t sell this product when they know it is total crab!