Electric Planer - Carbide blade - 750w - Plane width 82mm - Depth 3mm - 3 yr warranty - instore Lidl £29.99 from Monday 1st April
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Electric Planer - Carbide blade - 750w - Plane width 82mm - Depth 3mm - 3 yr warranty - instore Lidl £29.99 from Monday 1st April

£29.99LIDL Deals
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Found 25th Mar 2013
With high-quality carbide plane blade
Ergonomic handle with depth setting
3 V-grooves for precise work
Includes parallel cutting guide, depth gauge, open-ended spanner, hex key and adaptor for external suction unit
Features include:
- Power: 750W
- Planing width: 82mm
- Planing depth: 0 - 3mm
- Cable length: 3m
- Left/right chip ejection
3 year manufacturer's warranty

16 Comments

Ooooer. I am getting new carpets fitting in house and will need to take a few centimeters off a few doors, this might be ok for occasional use. Many thanks for heads up..

Ho often do you need to replace blades on these things?
Edited by: "BeerGoggles" 25th Mar 2013

BeerGoggles

Ooooer. I am getting new carpets fitting in house and will need to take … Ooooer. I am getting new carpets fitting in house and will need to take a few centimeters off a few doors, this might be ok for occasional use. Many thanks for heads up..Ho often do you need to replace blades on these things?



i bought one 4 years ago & not had to change the blades yet !
not used it yet though

sir titus

i bought one 4 years ago & not had to change the blades yet !not used it … i bought one 4 years ago & not had to change the blades yet !not used it yet though



Classic.X)

BeerGoggles

Ooooer. I am getting new carpets fitting in house and will need to take a … Ooooer. I am getting new carpets fitting in house and will need to take a few centimeters off a few doors, this might be ok for occasional use. Many thanks for heads up..Ho often do you need to replace blades on these things?


If its a few cms then its easier to use a circular saw. If its a few mms then the planer should do the job...........just remember not to have your fingers anywhere near the base when you switch on

You can get a much better planer for only £3 more from Amazon.

amazon.co.uk/Wol…1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364287734&sr=8-1

youtube.com/watch?v=xlE7fwbg-9E

youtube.com/watch?v=rLwk8HcQysQ

900W, triple blade and rebating. Check out the reviews on Amazon.

The lidl planer will also require an extraction system as it doesn't appear to include a bag. You should use an extraction system/vacuum anyway but in case you don't have a suitable vacuum to use then its an additional purchase.

The lidl planer has the advantage of 3 V grooves for chamfering where as the Wolf only has one.

That wolf one is no better if at all. The fact you can't change the direction of the exhaust for the chips means its a non starter for me..

BeerGoggles

Ooooer. I am getting new carpets fitting in house and will need to take … Ooooer. I am getting new carpets fitting in house and will need to take a few centimeters off a few doors, this might be ok for occasional use. Many thanks for heads up..Ho often do you need to replace blades on these things?



Picked up a cheap one from argos a few years back, which came with a blade holder to allow you to re-grind the edge on any sharpening stone, great idea. Ideally this will be the same, but don't know. Also, you have to be very careful to remove or knock down any nails or staples that are embedded in the door - there can be quite a few. If you hit one of those with the planer you will immediately end up with a nice ding in the blade.

bonzobanana

You can get a much better planer for only £3 more from … You can get a much better planer for only £3 more from Amazon.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wolf-900w-3Bladed-Rebate-Planer/dp/B004I5VIWC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364287734&sr=8-1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlE7fwbg-9Ehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLwk8HcQysQ900W, triple blade and rebating. Check out the reviews on Amazon. The lidl planer will also require an extraction system as it doesn't appear to include a bag. You should use an extraction system/vacuum anyway but in case you don't have a suitable vacuum to use then its an additional purchase. The lidl planer has the advantage of 3 V grooves for chamfering where as the Wolf only has one.


But with Lidl you get 3 years warranty, if anything goes wrong, return in store and get your money back.

alexfn

That wolf one is no better if at all. The fact you can't change the … That wolf one is no better if at all. The fact you can't change the direction of the exhaust for the chips means its a non starter for me..



Not uncommon for high end Makita and Bosch do have the chip exhaust on one side only but accept its a good feature.

MaximusRo

But with Lidl you get 3 years warranty, if anything goes wrong, return in … But with Lidl you get 3 years warranty, if anything goes wrong, return in store and get your money back.



Nice to have a 3 year warranty but personally I feel the performance of the planer is more important. There is only really the motor in these to go wrong. Carbon brushes are viewed as sundry items, worn parts are under fair wear and tear.

I know I have a Bosch that is a great plane but when you are doing a lot of work the bag gets full too quickly and a hose just gets in my way.. that means I end up getting dust thrown in my face! Ended up buying a new plane just for that feature ..

I'm not sold on the multi blade aspect a lot of these planes have. My Bosch has one blade and the finish is the same as on the triple blade one..

One good thing is most of these planes are based on only a few basic designs so belts and blades are cheap to replace.

BeerGoggles

Ooooer. I am getting new carpets fitting in house and will need to take … Ooooer. I am getting new carpets fitting in house and will need to take a few centimeters off a few doors, this might be ok for occasional use. Many thanks for heads up..Ho often do you need to replace blades on these things?



The blades are reversible, so you get a second chance if you hit a nail. (_;)

My suggestion for planes, routers and circular saws is to wear a proper face mask and eye protection too. The ability of these power tools to throw fine dust in all directions really is a health hazard, particularly if you are working with man-made boards such as chip board and, even more so, with MDF.

alexfn

I know I have a Bosch that is a great plane but when you are doing a lot … I know I have a Bosch that is a great plane but when you are doing a lot of work the bag gets full too quickly and a hose just gets in my way.. that means I end up getting dust thrown in my face! Ended up buying a new plane just for that feature ..I'm not sold on the multi blade aspect a lot of these planes have. My Bosch has one blade and the finish is the same as on the triple blade one..One good thing is most of these planes are based on only a few basic designs so belts and blades are cheap to replace.



Triple blades work very well, they effectively increase the cut rate as you get 3 cuts per revolution so a 50% increase over normal planers and you don't have to replace the blades so often. The higher frequency of cutting means less is taken per cut making it easier for the planer blades and motor. Obviously a triple blade will increase the work rate but rpm is also a factor that has to be considered in relation to it. I would of thought a single blade planer would require additional engineering skills and manufacturing quality to pull off well. The benefit is a more consistant planing cut but surely the rpm would have to be higher and the blade higher quality or more frequently changed.

One thing looking at that video of the Parkside planer is the depth adjuster doesn't look like it has a strong click stop mechanism between each setting. It looks variable so the presenter is sometimes avoiding holding it or trying to hold it slightly away from the depth adjuster while operating. The wolf has a dedicated front handle which means there is no possibility of changing the depth setting while operating. Also the wolf has vibration reducing grips on both surfaces but there is nothing on the parkside planer. The triple blade is likely to reduce vibration too. It seems likely the Wolf will outperform the Parkside easily based on its specification but realise actual use will dictate that. Ultimately both are generic chinese products rebranded for different retail outlets.

gari189

[quote=BeerGoggles] .........just remember not to have your fingers … [quote=BeerGoggles] .........just remember not to have your fingers anywhere near the base when you switch on



/\ He's right I have a nice scar as a reminder. Wasn't pretty.

redjay1

/\ He's right I have a nice scar as a reminder. Wasn't pretty.


So do I - the ejection port tends to get clogged when you use one with a bag fitted so I removed the bag and switched it on to blow the shavings out and one of my fingers got a bit too near the blade - only time I've ever had an injury with a power tool....
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