"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."
"I used this planer to clean up a rough board to put some hooks on to.It was easy to adjust the depth and left a nice finnish.The good things about it are it has dust collection and the electric cable is rubberised so it won`t split.Overall very comfotable to use and hold."
"I bought this to replace a cheap machine as my workload increased. As a finish carpenter I needed a machine that is versatile and light weight. Having read reviews I decided upon this one. I've previously had Bosch tools but this is up there with my specialist machines. Unbelievable quality for the price, I have already recommended it to several fitters. Also the blades last forever... And there's a spare"
"very pleased with this planer, have used friends before so went for this one when my old old needed replacing. Accurate and easy to use, good price, no cons really. only 3 stars for reliability as it's new but as we all know the bosch stuff goes on and on"
"This is light enough to be used accurately at different angles, which is very useful. It produces a good clean finish and the depth adjustment is very solid. I wish I'd bitten the bullet and bought it earlier."
"Delivered next day as usual, this planer is exceptional, really good build quality three bevel grooves, and really sturdy as you would expect from Bosch without being too heavy to use with one hand. I think Bosch used to be considered the DIYers choice but its now up there with Dewalt and Makita but without the hefty price tag. Nice big solid carry box and spare blade, also can be used with bag (provided ) or extract system. Best power tool i have bought recently. :))"
"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"
"Didn't necessarily need a new planer, but used one of these and went right out and bought myself one. I am a joiner, and this is a real pleasure to use, cuts brilliantly and having the one blade is so much better, and this being a lighter planer, you get more feel of what you are doing than the heavier ones.
I prefer Bosch power tools over other makes, and this does not let you down."
"I've pretty much had one of each of the planers available over the past 20 years.
I can't think that any of them were as good as this piece of kit.
A dust collection bag that actually works, theres a novelty. An extraction point on either side, so you don't get a mouth / eye full shavings. Also has rebate guide function, comes with decent case, long cable...
But the best 2 features for me are (a) its so easy to change the blades and not have to balance them, which on some other makes, its pretty tricky, especially when your on site. And (b) This planer only uses one blade at a time. Though it planes as smooth and true, as any other that I've had. Its just when planing modern flush doors to fit, there are often staples inside which will ruin your blades, with this, if the unthinkable happens, it doesn't ruin 2 otherwise new blades. Thus my blades are lasting twice as long as they used to.
This planner will take off up to 3mm in one sweep. though it says its 2.6mm. Thats plenty in my book.
Iused to try to buy all the sma ebrand of tools, eg. Hitachi, now I just buy the best that I can afford at the time. This is it."
"Very pleased with quality of construction, a box which is large enough for the tool ( i.e. no need to try 10 times to get everything back in!) and it's a very smooth, accurate machine to use. Relatively quiet too. The small prop at rear of planing surface, which protects the blade from surface contact whilst it runs down after use, is a great ides but it tends to cause rear of plane to rise off surface as it meets the work piece. Fine value - no cheap design/manufacture features"
"Bought this model after my old B&D planer was nearing the end of it's life after loads of use and abuse. This Bosch planer is easy to use, very quiet and gives an excellent finish. Note - Planer is fitted with a 4 metre long cable which is brilliant.