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Bosch PHO20-82

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  • ncie depth shaving
  • good size
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      09.02.2015 16:23
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      • "powerful enough"
      • "good size"
      • "nice weight"
      • " variable"
      • "ncie depth shaving"
      • "Good sharp blade"


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      A plane that only takes off shavings of wood, not from the air strip

      It offers 680watts of power and as it has a rear grip handle and a front push down handle all the power can be pushed onto the work in hand.
      This looks like any other plane that I have used, although this one has what the others don't. This has an extraction point on both side, meaning that you can put the vacuum hose on either side, locking off the unattached side so that the dust does not fly off into your face. This means that you're not restricted by the hose when it comes to planing wood.
      The trigger is underneath the top rear handle, with a button that you need to press in as well as pulling the trigger in order for the motor to start. This is a safety feature so that you don't accidentally take your skin off when looking at the blade.

      The footplate is flat, although near the edges, either side, and in the centre, there is what looks like grooves. This is there so that you can shave across edges without flipping from one side to the other. It's ideal for doors, cupboard, frames and all other things that may need their edges smoothing off.

      The front grip doubles as a a depth guide, turning the large knob to lower or raise the blade. Just use this know slowly, taking fraction of the wood off at a time.

      It also has a remarkable little device that is so simple I wonder why all planes don't have it. That is a little stand that drops out of the end so that the blade is raised off the surface when not in use. This saves damaging the blade when you put it down footplate first.

      This electric plane sells for about £50, which may sound a lot but if you are planning on doing a lot of shaving of wood, say handing lots of doors, fixing many panels of wood and so forth, then this is well worth looking into.


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