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It is a 710watt unit with a planing depth of 2 – 6mm with a width of 80mm
This is a straight forward looking plane, looking more like a handle for a suitcase, a large suitcase.
It starts at the top, with the handle itself, which arches over the back end of the plane and houses the trigger on the underside and the lock button to the side. The lock button allows you to lock the machine in the on position without having to keep the trigger pulled.
At the front of the machine, where the handle joins the main unit, there is a large blue knob that seems to be useless. This is not useless, it is a knob that lets you decide which way the shavings fly out of the machine, left or right. This may not sound useful but if you're in a situation where you have to shave some wood but don't want to mess up one side of the work you simply select the other side to throw the waste by turning the knob.
Further down from the selector know there is the depth guide, which is basically a dial that turns so that the actual shaving blade goes down or up, lower or higher. This dial turns in ½ mm sections, which sounds like nothing but ½ mm in shaving depth world is more than enough.
On the underside there's the footplate. This is a flat as a witches what-sits and has a slot in it that the blade slides through. There's also three grooves that act as guides for when you're planing at angles.
The blade itself is strong, a lot stronger than some blades that I've used, and manages to withstand a few whacks against hidden nails and screws. It even manages to sharpen quite quickly as well.
The handle is well designed and is large enough to hold easily, even when wearing protective gloves. Then depth changing know is a good size too, easily turned with gloves on and as the mm marks are at almost a quarter of the way around the dial you're less likely to accidentally dig too deep.
There's also a small red 'leg' that, when pulled out, lets you stand this unit on the footplate without damaging the blade.
The cost of this basic electric plane is a low £80, roughly, which is good money for a machine that does exactly what it is designed to do.
The Bosch GHO 26-82 Planer has the following features: - Small, handy machine with powerful 710-watt motor for all on-site fitting work / - The fastest and least expensive blade changes on the market due to durable Woodrazor blades and the easiest possible adjustment / - Comfortable working due to chip clearance to left or right, as desired / - 3 V-grooves for easy and flexible chamfering / - Workpiece is protected thanks to parking rest / - Lock-off switch for left-handers and right-handers / Te