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Bosch 18V 3-1/4'' Cordless Handheld Planer, Bare Tool

Never run out of cord length during a planing pass again—battery and charger sold separately.
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The Bosch PLH181B planer skips the cord in favor of a lithium-ion battery (#59285, sold separately). Since there is no risk of running out of cord in the middle of a pass, it is ideal for trimming door edges and other long workpieces. Like its corded cousin, the planer removes stock quickly and leaves a smooth finish. The electronically counterbalanced single-blade system automatically positions the blade at the ideal cutting angle, eliminating uneven planing caused by misaligned blades. The planer comes with a guide fence that can be mounted to either side of the tool. Battery and charger sold separately (#59285 and #56266, respectively).


  • High-performance four-pole motor for fast stock removal and a smooth finish
  • Edge-guide fence ensures consistent planing through entire workpiece
  • Fence can be mounted on either side of tool and has protective shield that covers part of blade when not in use
  • Ratcheting depth knob allows fool-proof depth setting—one revolution equals 1/16''
  • Chip-ejection chute can be directed to the left or the right
  • Electronically counterbalanced single-blade design automatically positions blade at ideal cutting angle
  • Bosch Woodrazor® micrograin carbide blade resists fractures from nail and staple strikes
  • Aluminum front and rear shoes machined after assembly to ensure parallelism
  • Ambidextrous lock-off release button helps avoid accidental starts
  • Electronic Motor Protection (EMP) protects the motor against overload
  • Bosch Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) protects the battery against overload, overheating and deep discharge
(1) Bosch 18V 3-1/4'' Handheld Planer, Bare Tool
(1) Reversible Woodrazor Planer Blade (Installed)
(1) Fence
More Information
Brand Bosch
Manufacturer Part Number PLH181B
Weight 6.210000
Tech Spec
  • Battery: Lithium-Ion
  • Battery Voltage: 18
  • Length: 10-3/4''
  • Width: 7-1/2''
  • No Load RPM: 14,000
  • Planing Depth: 0'' to 1/16'' (1.5 mm)
  • Planing Width: 0'' to 3-1/4''
  • Weight: 5.7 lbs.