If you’re thinking about getting a very good electric planer, then you should strongly consider getting the Bosch PL1632 6.5 Amps electric planer.
Without doubt, it’s one of the best electric planers you’re ever going to get your hands on. As one of the best power tool producing companies out there, Bosch really put a lot of thought into making sure that the PL1632 lives up their name.
Features of the Bosch PL1632 electric planer
The dust extraction port of the Bosch PL1632 can be swiveled from one side of the planer to the other to change the direction through which the dust or wood shavings is expelled from the planer.
If you look at the specs, you’ll find out that it comes with a 6.5 Amps rated motor which spins the cutterhead up to a speed of 16500 RPM. At this speed, I doubt there’s any type of wood you can’t plane with it.
It comes equipped with a dual-mounted fence with a protective shield which combines to help plane door edges easily. The part of the fence that comes in contact with the wood/door face is laid with a plastic overshoe which helps protect the door face from getting marred.
Setting depth adjustment is also a very easy, as the planer is equipped with a metric scaled depth adjustment knob which is very easy to read adjust.
To operate any machine effectively, it has to have a very good handle. That is why the Bosch PL1632 electric planer handle is optimally-angled to ease the forward motion of the tool and make it easy for anyone working with it to handle it without getting fatigued.
The handle is also equipped with a soft rubber grip to make comfortable to hold.
As common in most electric hand planers, the Bosch PL1632 electric planer comes equipped with a spring loaded stand which you can use to elevate the tool when you need to set it down while working with it.
Setting up the tool is quick and easy as well.
When it comes to tools like this safety is very important, that is why the Bosch PL1632 not only comes with a lock off button to prevent accidental startup of the planer, but also a lock-on button to for extended operation of the planer.
It comes with a dust collection bag as well, which (although fills up quickly) works efficiently to help collect the dust/shavings collected while working with it.
A very nice feature of the PL1632 is that the cord swivels at the end to make it very easy to position the power cord and to prevent it from damaging.
Now, let’s look at the pros and cons of this PL1632 electric planer
What I like about it
What I like most about the PL1632 Bosch electric planer is that it’s very sturdy, thus it will stand the test of time.
Secondly it’s very powerful. No matter the kind of wood you intend on planing with it, this bad boy will help you get the job done easily.
Another great feature I like about the Bosch PL1632 is the ability to control the directions of the shavings. You can switch the dust port from left to right depending on the direction you want the shavings to go through.
I think that’s very useful and pretty cool.
Where it can be improved
The Bosch PL1632 planer work perfectly, but the carrying case of the can definitely use some improvement.
You need to disassemble the edge guide in order to fit the planer into the case, and then assemble it again when you have to use it.