Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Bosch PHO 1500 Corded 240 V Planer. Below we have included a full and detailed review of this highly popular choice for UK buyers.
There are so many planers that you can buy for trimming surface these days and the Bosch planer is an amazing one of them.
How Buyers Rate the Bosch Corded Planer?
94% buyer satisfaction based on 1,500+ online buyer reviews
- 78% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
- % of all buyers gave this a poor review
We see very few ratings as high as this. Over 90% reviews are very good, so you can be sure this planer is of the highest quality and is most likely one of the best planers you could find.
What Buyers Say About This Planer?
Planer Specification at a Glance
- Measures 18.2 x 37.2 x 19.4 cm; 2.4 Kilograms
- Corded 240 Volt model
- Powerful 550 W motor
- This Bosch power tool planer works with a blade drum that rotates at high speed
- No load speed 19,500 rpm
- Planning width 82 mm
- Planning depth 1.5 mm
- Rebating depth: 0-8 mm
- 3 V-Grooves guide the tool effortlessly for easy and comfortable edge chamfering
- Ultra-sharp, tungsten carbide reversible blades
- Compatable with dust bag or vacuum
The Bosch is a very powerful 240V 550W Planer, delivering up to 19,500 rpm and is able to plane 1.6mm.
The 550 W motor is designed to deliver rapid performance without being too heavy or bulky to handle easily.
This cordless planer delivers fast stock removal at a width of 82mm and will remove 1.6mm at a time. 82mm is a pretty standard size and you wouldn't really need anything wider than this. It's ideal for trimming doors and other surfaces leaving a very smooth finish.
This model is made for accuracy and stability by an enhanced base plate design and shoe adjustment system.
The dust bag catches 90% of the dust and is easy and clean to empty. The bag is a bit bulky to carry around but its totally worth the hassle as there is very little cleaning up to be done after.
You can also connect this directly into a vacuum and I much prefer this option, especially as Bosch do not supply the bag with this model and you would have to buy it seperately. If you are going to connect a vac to one of these machines we don't recommend that you use a home version. It's always best to have a good quality HD shop vacuum.
A very quick video review
We have looked over all the video reviews and found this great short presentation on this Bosch power tool. It gives you an instant idea of what to expect as well as telling you all the features and spec in and easy to understand format.
I hope you enjoy watching it as I always think its much better to see a tool in action rather than just reading about it or seeing pictures. This guy is particularly good at explaining the features of the cordless planer and he is well known for demonstrating tools.
Our Verdict on the Bosch Corded Planer
Absolutely brilliant tool that is getting some of the best reviews and ratings that I have ever seen. There have been hundreds of buyers and this is really a 10 out of 10 tool for me.
It is really a pleasure to work with. Light, flexible and has plenty of power.
I would say that this is perfect for regular work and is too good to have for just an odd job around the house.