Bosch Professional GHO 18 V – LI Cordless Planer UK Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Bosch Professional GHO 18 V - LI Cordless 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. It can use a 5.0Ah Lithium+ battery and has everything that even the professionals want in their planner including quality build, power, control, and precision. I have listed some of the main features below.

How Buyers Rate the Bosch Cordless Planer?

Buyer Satisfaction

94% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer reviews

  • 87% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 2% 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 cordless planers you could find.

What Buyers Say About This Planer?


  • Buyers stated that this was a great quality tool and a joy to use  
  • Most buyers agreed that it was powerful enough for most jobs
  • The majority of buyers said they liked the 3 year warranty 
  • Buyers all loved the dust extraction facility
  • Overall, most buyers thought it was good value for money and a viable alternative to the corded version


  • I could find no genuine complaints

A lot of tradesmen are changing all their tools to cordless over time and 94% of buyers would recommend this model of planer. They feel it is reasonably priced and powerful enough for any job they have to do.

Planer Specification at a Glance

  • 35 x 24.5 x 44 cm; 2.6 Kilograms
  • Bare tool comes with no battery or charger
  • Cordless 18 Volt model
  • Planning width 82 mm 
  • Planning depth 1.6 mm
  • Rebating depth: 0-8 mm
  • No load speed 14,000 rpm
  • Ultra-sharp, tungsten carbide reversible blades
  • Adjustable depth of cut from 0-1.6mm in 0.1mm increments
  • Compatable with dust bag or vacuum 

Key Features


The Bosch is a very powerful 18V Li-ion Planer, delivering up to 14,000 rpm and is able to plane 1.6mm.

This model will plane up to 78m at 1.2mm deep cut, per charge with a 5.0Ah Lithium+ battery. So that's quite a bit of planing with a single charge.


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.

The front and rear shoe milled in situ and this gives increased accuracy

Dust extraction

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.


No lead, no extention cables, no trouble working outdoors. This planer is light to carry and use. It can be left in your tool box and is ready to go at any time. It's brilliant for awkward jobs and is surprisingly quiet.

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 Cordless 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.

This will fit in especially well if you already have a range of Bosch tools and I have to say it is not cheap but is a professional level of tool.

If you are not sure that this is the model for you then check out our article on the Best Cordless Planers for some more information.

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