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    Default Electric planer

    Hi. I would like to buy a new electric planer for woodworking. I am familiar with Bosch and Makita. The maximum budget is about 85 US $.
    I saw on the market in my country the Makita M1902 or Bosch pho 1500.
    The advantage of buying Makita is a local service and spare part shop located in my city.

    I would like to use the planer sometimes more frequently and sometimes less frequently. For example, one day I will use the planer for 10 planks and the following day I will not use it at all.

    I am waiting for your advice. Thank you.

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    Having service and spares local is a big plus although apart from blades there is unlikely a need for anything anyway on both brands
    With any tool I think it is very important that they feel right in your hands so handle them both and see what feels right to you.
    I am usually a bit biased towards the Makita as I have always used them and find them good ergonomically but still buy other brands if the fit is right

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    I've used the Makita before, it stood up to some tough work in a professional joinery, like any tool, keep the knives sharp and it'll do well.

    A good maintenance tip, use air compressor to blow the dust out of the motor and such when you put it away. Look after your tools and they'll last a long time.

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    The makita m1902 is universal respected across the world and blades for it seem to be even more common, hard to go wrong with one.

    be nice if we had more than just RO to go on as a location though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussiephil View Post
    be nice if we had more than just RO to go on as a location though
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    DJ

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    Thank you for your recommendation.
    I finally bought the Makita M1902 electric planer, it is working good, but I need some practice, and I have a question about the working temperature.
    I work in a room where the temperature is about 17 *C, and after repeatedly planning 2 sides of a 120 cm long coniferous wood plank the temperature of the metallic part were is the belt of the planer was about 32 *C.
    Is there any normal maximum temperature for this type of planer ?

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    No problem with that temperature, here in Australia trades use them continuously in daily temperatures of 38deg+ with no problems, just be aware that if you are cutting with the full width of the blades take a smaller depth cut and you will not overload it. The biggest reason for any power tool failure is too aggressive a cut and feeding material too quickly into them
    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

    Cheers
    Ray

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    I've had my makita for 48 years. New blades, new belt and brushes as and when required. Still going.

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