Hand Planer Product Guide
12-13-2011 6:40 pm
During the prep work for a new wood floor Idiscover a sharp ridge in the subfloor of one area of my house.About 1//4" of material had to be removed over a large area toflatten the subfloor. The prefect, and probably only, tool for thisjob is a power plane. After doing some research I decided to getthe Bosch PL1682, a powerful and affordable power plane. Let's takea look at how well it performed.
|Hand Planer Guide|
Hand planers are powered handplanes. They are used to flatten surfaces and to remove small amounts of material.
Power planes remove a lot of stock with each pass. Good hand planers have a strong motor that is up to the task.
The width of the plane determines how much material can be removed per pass. For finish carpentry and construction a ~3" wide plane works best.