Bosch PL1632 6.5 Amp Planer, 3-1/4″

Last updated date: March 28, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.5

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the Bosch Bosch PL1632 6.5 Amp Planer, 3-1/4" placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.6
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
150 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The cutting depth can be easily adjusted depending on the type of woodworking project. You can use this power tool for small home improvement projects in the house
- The Best Power Toolz
Smooth to use, Safety buttons easy to operate
- Cut The Wood
The updated button system enhances protection as well as productivity.
- Woodworker's Journal
What experts didn't like
It makes a lot of sawdust which might be an issue as the work area tends to get highly messy. If you are planning to use the tool for a couple of hours, then there might be a lot of cleaning to do
- The Best Power Toolz
Touching aluminum surface is soft, heavy-weight
- Cut The Wood

From The Manufacturer

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.

Overall Product Rankings

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Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
3. WEN 6552T 13″ 15 Amp 3-Blade Benchtop Planer
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 5
4. Cutech 40200H-CT 13″ Spiral Cutterhead Planer
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Makita KP0810 7.5 Amp 3-1/4-Inch Planer
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Bosch PL1632 6.5 Amp Planer, 3-1/4″
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
7. PORTER-CABLE PC60THP 6-Amp Hand Planer
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4
8. WEN 6530 6-Amp Electric Hand Planer, 3-1/4″
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Grizzly G0505 12-1/2″ Planer
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Delta Power Tools 22-555 13″ Planer
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 5

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