Bosch GHO 26-82 2.6mm Planer 240V
This has been a great buy, being a joiner doing mainly finishing work I couldnt ask for any more. Comes in sturdy kit box, left /right chip ejection, dust bag, parking stand and a decent length of flex fitted. Flex is rubberised not that plastic type that splits after six months. Added bonus only uses single blade. Excellent. Keep it up bosch.
9 Apr 2011
awkward to use
The park rest gets in the way so i took mine off.This plane is not as easy to use one handed as my old one,it always takes a small chunk out of the end of the workpiece no matter how careful i am to hold it flat, and i am a carpenter with over 30 years experience. On the positive side it eats timber and only needs one blade but be careful mine takes off 4mm when it says 2.6.
27 May 2014
After borrowing a friends planer, I thought I'd buy my own. I usually use a hand plane. I bought this planer as I wanted something half decent but without the price tag of the higher end machines. I had reasonably high hopes, being a blue Bosch I assumed it would be at least half decent.
I don't buy Bosch tools and I certainly won't be buying again. The chamfer grooves are a useless waste of time. The rear shoe never sits on the workpiece so when the chamfer guide passes the end of the workpiece to allow the cutters to cut, the plane has nothing to steady it, so you cut a chunk out of the wood.
With regular planing, it's just as useless. The cutter sticks out further than the rear plate, which it shouldn't and doesn't on other machines, so when planing, the rear shoe doesn't sit flat, thus taking a chunk out of the end of the workpiece as when the front shoe passes the end, causing the rear to now sit flat and the blades take a large chunk out of the work.
This machine isn't made properly. Perhaps a bad batch as other reviews are positive. I'll be taking this back and buying a Makita or DeWalt which I've checked over and can see it hasn't the flaws which this Bosch machine does.
3 Nov 2013
I would normally buy DeWalt gear so when my old Bosch planer died I initially looked at DeWalt. Then had a look at this planer and was very impressed with the feel and quality. Have not used too many times but so far so good. Very easy to use as the weight is perfect. All features work well. being able to switch extraction either side is a must, and the collection bag is a decent size. This planer easily shaves 2.6mm in one pass and changing blades looks a breeze. Good long cable as well and the sprung loaded rest tab at the back is a real improvement on my old Bosch. All round good buy and looking forward to many years use
21 Oct 2013