Bosch GHO12V-08N 12V Max Planer | Great Design w/ Impressive Speed

Following the just recently announced Palm Edge Router, Bosch announces the 12V Max Planer GHO12V-08N to the US. This light weight Planer fully intends to replace your hand planer. The brushless motor clocking in at 14,500 RPM and battery providing up to 33 ft. of 1 in. wide hardwood per amp hour, this Planer would make a fine replacement. 

The Bosch GHO12V-08N Planer only weighs 3.3lbs and the grip looks pretty comfortable. It’s compact and provides superior handling. You’ll see in the video above all the secrete compartments and just how easy it is to change out knives.

You’ll find a hex key located in the battery chamber and knife holder to store a replacement knife just under the chamber. Use the hex key to loosen the knife, remove and replace. It’s a perfect fit with the Bosch Carbide 56mm knife.

A knob, located at the front, is optimized up to 1mm planing depth. You can double that up to 2mm by pressing the release button located under the knob.

While a cordless planer only appeals to a niche market, it’s still a great tool to have on hand. You can order one today at Ohio Power Tool for only $179 and the bare tool includes:

  • (1) GHO12V-08 12V Max Brushless Planer
  • (2) 2.2 In. (56 mm) Woodrazor Micrograin Carbide Planer Blades (PA1208)
  • (1) Blade Wrench (1907950003)
  • (1) Shavings Deflector (1607000CJ0)
  • (1) Shavings Bag (2605411243)
  • (1) Vacuum Hose Adapter (1600A012LX)

Are you ready to replace the old hand planer? Let us know what you think.

Read the full press release:

Ease of use is important in every power tool, but none more than the cordless planer. The handy Bosch GHO12V-08 12V Max Planer is designed for easy, balanced operation in a compact design for a cordless planer. At about the same size as a hand plane, the GHO12V-08 power planer has 2.2 In. of planing width and a single-pass planing depth of up to 0.08 In. With an efficient Bosch EC Brushless motor, this cordless planer delivers fast stock removal and a smooth finish.

The tool offers long runtime, planing up to 33 Ft. of one-inch wide hardwood per amp hour (Ah). The planer is ideal for a variety of wood application, including door trimming.

The Bosch GHO12V-08N 12V Max planer features impressive power thanks to its brushless motor. The planer offers fast planing speed of up to 14,500 rpm, and with constant speed circuitry it monitors and maintains speed under load for consistent performance. And because it’s a cordless planer, there’s no possibility of running out of cord in the middle of a pass. Depth adjustment is quick and easy. The tool can create rabbet cuts of up to 0.7 In.

At only 3.3 Lbs. (tool only, not including battery), the cordless planer is light and manageable. The planer housing is machined from a single piece of aluminum block to ensure stability and to reduce vibration. It’s designed with an optimized, deep balance point to help ensure even planing. The tool comes in at just over 10 inches long.

The GHO12V-08N planer provides switchable right or left shavings extraction, as well as a collection bag for shavings and a vacuum hose adapter. It also includes an on-board storage compartment for holding a spare planer blade.

The Bosch cordless planer comes with two 2.2 In (56mm)  Bosch Woodrazor micrograin carbide planer blades, a blade wrench, a shavings diverter, a shavings bag and a vacuum hose adapter. Battery and charger are sold separately.

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