Great little planer for the price
Purchased this a few months ago and its been great. I inherited an old Makita planer which was ok but I find the Ozito much better to use. I particularly like the depth measurement. Its far more accurate than the Makita. I also like that its lighter to use.
I only paid $59.95 for mine and with a full 3 Year Replacement Warranty how can you go wrong.
Borrowed this (early model) Ozito Planer from a friend…
Did some work on a fence then started to plan an old weathered hardwood railing and noticed the Ozito (cord) and my extension cord getting hot… It was my own fault as I should have checked when borrowing something. The blades were/became dead blunt, making the Ozito Planer work overtime. Plus more to the point, it didn’t help knowing later that my friend tried to repair damaged wires in the cord incorrectly, which resulted in having a tripped power fuse.
After replacing the old 82cm ...HSS blades, $15.68 at Bunnings, and repairing the cord correctly with a bit of ingenuity it was plan sailing. Can not fault the OZITO after all our collective stupidity? Thank you OZITO PLR-2000 However changing the blades is not an easy task as 1 2 3 when compared to the configuration of a Makita… Perhaps this is something you’d like to consider when purchasing, as the blades will need to be changed regularly? The noise level admission and minimal vibration is acceptable to me as it is a power tool after all.
Effective but not up to frequent use
This planer was fantastic when first out of the box, I bought it to strip old pallet wood for a dining table I am making. Unfortunately after a weekend of use the carbon brushes are worn out causing the planer to eject sparks from the motor housing when in use - this is not covered by the warranty.
I would still reccomend this planer for light use, I.e. if all you wanted to do was hang a door, however medium sized diy projects really require something with TCT blades and a more robust motor.
Inexpensive and effective for light usage
Wears out quickly with frequent use, warranty does not cover carbon brushes.
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very effective but Ear protection required ! ! !
I used this to trim the door frame that I put up recently. this is very effective and the knob at the front you can use it to adjust the depth. for some reason it didn't do much unless I turn it to 1cm.
you have to press it down firmly for it to work properly, but once you get going its pretty easy.
the only negative thing about this planer is the noise. I made the mistake the mistake of not wearing any ear protection for the first piece of timber that I trim and honestly my ear was hurting for like a minute afterwards !
you MUST...wear ear protection for this because this is extremely high pitched very fast in getting the plane down to the required height/length. high powered ! very high pitched. loud and high pitched. need to wear ear protection !
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