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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:03 pm 
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Hi guys, my old Bosch green planner has bearing problems that lead to a terrible noise and a juddery finish to the wood, it is also cursed as last time I properly used it, it sent me to A&E and I needed 4 days to recover.

I need a reliable planer of no more than £150.

Not interested in a budget one Aldi etc, I do bathroom fitting/basic joinery.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:12 pm 
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check out axminster.co.uk my mate bought the £83 ish makita planer and was pleased with it. the bosch blue one another mate has and rates his.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:23 pm 
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Thanks Fin, I think I'll get that one you cant go wrong at £83.46.


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The smaller Bosch models Fin refers to (GHO16-82 and GHO26-82) are worth a look - they also have the advantage of requiring just a single blade (shorter life, but only one cutter to change when not if you hit a screw/nail/staple/pin). I have the "big brother" GHO40-82 as my main planer and it uses the same cost-concious cutter system which works well for me. I also have the Makita DKP180 cordless version of the Makita KP0800 2mm planer referred to by Fin. The cordless planer is a good bit of kit but is a rather heavy piece of kit compared with the two Bosches. The dust bag is an add-on extra (c. £15) and it is a two blade design. None of these designs has tilting side fences available AFAIK

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didnt even know ya could get tilting fences for planers haha

my planer is a festool ehl65 if ya were feeling flush. i love mine like. its geet mint.

my old one was a bosch model from 1997 cant remember the model number though like. it grafter for a canny long time though so maybe the bosch would be a good buy? either way your gonna get a good machine with the choices availabe and the the money ya wanna spend


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fin wrote:
didnt even know ya could get tilting fences for planers haha

You can. My original Elu MFF80 back about 1979 had a tilting fence.......

And now an apology, coz I got it wrong...... :oops:

Seems that you CAN indeed get a tilting side fence for both of those Bosch models. Part number is 2 607 001 077 as these excerpts from the Bosch manual clearly shows:

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So I'm really, truly, very, very sorry for giving yo duff gen. Honest. I must do better next time. If there is a next time

You still can't get a tilting fence for the Makita, though.

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my planer is a festool ehl65 if ya were feeling flush. i love mine like. its geet mint.

I agree that they are nice bits of kit and the results are superb. The big downside, however, is the running cost - every time you hit a bit of metal/piece of grit/solid resin knot and nick a blade it will cost you £12 or so - for a single-sied blade every OTHER time I hit one with my Bosch it costs me less than £3.00 (the other other time it will just be a cae of turn the double-sided blade around). Call me cheap if you like, I don't care :lol: :lol: :lol:

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aye its a pain like. my old planer i used to get the blades off wickes. but they were always different lengths. the blades would over hang etc etc i even got a few pairs with the ends snipped off geet wonky too


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Steer clear of Makita 4mm planer. I bought one from Axminster in Oct and Its just gone back for a full refund. Beds never lined up on 0mm so was always cutting.

Other things I didn't rate were the blade changing and setting up. Rediculous coming from how simple Bosch are.
Also the planer seems to struggle and leave tram lines a lot more than Bosch. I couldn't understand this with it having 2 blades? Perhaps mine was unbalanced? Anyway back to Bosch now but 110v and loving it. Must say that I am not loyal to any brand to be fair and have various brands in my kit. This is just specific to the planer


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fin wrote:
didnt even know ya could get tilting fences for planers haha



My old 240v Makita has one: I used to put it on @ 90°, clamp the planer to a bench on its side and use it scribe the edges of large pieces of laminate (that's Formica, no such thing as laminate flooring then), and everything had a lock on switch on the trigger in those days.

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