The Ozito PLR-2000 Electric Planer
When it comes to the woodworking tools you keep in your workshop, an electric planer is one of those power tools that you definitely need to have around for most DIY woodworking projects.
In saying that I never had one of my own, until now. I bought myself the Ozito PLR-2000 Electric Planer, that has a decent sized 400W motor that is ample power for small to medium planing jobs.
Why did I choose the Ozito Electric Planer
The Ozito 3 Year Replacement Warranty
The other deciding factor was the warranty that comes with this Ozito Planer… it’s a 3 Year Replacement Warranty. As long as you keep the receipt, the product is covered for the full 36 months. As long as you only use it for DIY, and not professional use. The actual wording on the warranty is:
Your product is guaranteed for a period of 36 months from the original date of purchase and is intended for DIY (Do It Yourself) use only.
The following actions will result in the warranty being void.
– Professional, industrial or high frequency use.
So as I’m only going to have it in the workshop for my DIY furniture projects, I’m happy to know that the power tool is fully covered for 3 full years.
What comes in the Ozito Electric Planer Box
There’s not really too much to mention here. Which is understandable for a budget power tool.
In the box with the electric planer you’ll find 3 other items:
- A Guide Fence
- Instruction Manual
Setting the Planing depth
The adjustment for planing depth on this model is only between 0 – 1mm. Again, because it is a budget DIY power tool, I think that’s fine.
Setting the depth is super simple using the Depth Adjustment Knob on the front of the unit. Which is also the support handle when using the planer. The settings are easily visible from 0 – 1.0.
Note: The little red knob on the front of the unit is for securing the Guide Fence.
Make sure you always test your depth on a piece of scrap timber before beginning to plane on your actual project.
The Ozito PLR-200 has a Chamfering groove that makes it easy to chamfer the edges on your woodworking projects.
Ozito Planer Rear Park Shoe
The PLR-200 includes a spring loaded Rear Park Shoe that protects the blade when putting it down on any surface, like your workbench. It keeps the blades raised up off the ground and also prevents damage to the work surface when not in use.
This is just one of those simple little features that I absolutely love. I hate it when I see DIY handymen, and tradesmen putting their planes down flat on the workbench. The blade can easily be protected by just laying the tool down on its side.
Changing the Blades
The Ozito PLR-2000 comes with 2 x 82mm HSS blades. The blades are reversible which means that you only have to sharpen them once both sides are blunt. Meaning not very often at all.
Changing the blades is as simple as loosening the 3 bolts with the spanner that is supplied in the box. Then pushing the blade out through the slot in the side. Then turn the blade over and install with the new sharp side up and re-tighten the bolts.
I’ve only used this electric planer a couple of times now on some reclaimed packing timber furniture projects, and overall I think the Ozito PLR-200 Electric Planer is a great little unit for any home handyman. If you’re making some furniture on the weekends or just want something reliable lying around for when the time comes, this is the unit for you.
With the low-price and great replacement warranty, I think you should seriously think about giving this electric planer a go.
Product Specifications / Features
- Power: 400W
- Planing Width: 82mm
- Planing Depth: 0-1mm
- Rebating Depth: 0-2mm
- Blade Type: HSS
- Weight: 2.15kg
- Belt Driven
- Lock Off Safety Switch
- Rear Park Shoe
- Chamfer Groove
- 3 Year Replacement Warranty