New Bosch Planers Bring Added-Value Safety and Performance Features, Along with Convenience

New Bosch Planers Bring Added-Value Safety and Performance Features, Along with Convenience

Bosch PL1632 and PL2632 planers offer advanced switch features and tool guidance, but that’s only part of the story

Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 3, 2014 – When performance, convenience and safety features come together in one product the outcome can be pure joy for the customer. Professional planer users will find that's the case with the Bosch PL1632 and PL2632 Planers, which combine advanced trigger-switch safety features with the industry’s best planer guidance system.

The new Bosch planers’ trigger switch includes an industry-first combination of lock-off-release button with a lock-on button to both help prevent accidental start-up and to reduce hand fatigue during extended operation. This system enhances both user protection and productivity. 

Both models include a Bosch-exclusive dual-mount fence that provides no-flex guidance, which is particularly beneficial when planing the bottom edge of a door lying on sawhorses, as it provides a sturdy means to support the tool so that the user can focus on the proper sideways planing action. A plastic overshoe preserves the quality of the surface of the work piece, such as eliminating the all-too-familiar metal marks left when a steel fence is dragged along the face of a white door.

Of Power and Durability

A powerful motor drives the system and allows these tools to achieve a 6.5 amp rating and a cutting speed of 16,500 rpm. Drive-belt performance and durability is achieved by using a poly micro-V drive belt design.

“The hand-held power planer is typically used for trimming a workpiece for installation or joinery,” said Jim Stevens, product manager, fine woodworking, BOSCH POWER TOOLS. “To ensure the precision fit of a door, window or another object you’re working on, it’s important to use the best tool available.”

The new planers feature the Bosch reversible Woodrazor® micrograin mini carbide blade, which resists fractures from nail and staple strikes. On the PL1632 model, an electronically counterbalanced single-blade system automatically positions the blade at an ideal cutting angle and eliminates uneven planing caused by misaligned blades. The PL2632 model uses a two-blade system to allow the user the option to convert the planer for use with large high-speed steel blades.

Additional Features Add Value

Other features include a ball joint swivel that improves positioning and ease of use by keeping the cord out of the way. For clarity, the inch and metric depth scales are separated. The tool's handle is angled and optimized for forward motion and includes soft grip for added comfort. And when the tool is set down, a built-in automatic spring-loaded stand elevates the tool to protect both the blades and the resting surface from damage. A large shavings bag is included. On the PL2632, dust ports are located on either side of the tool to accommodate different work scenarios.

To learn more about the Bosch PL1632 and PL2632 Planers or to find a local dealer, visit or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out for additional tips and videos.

Bosch PL1632 and PL2632 Planer Fact Box



No Load RPM



Maximum Planing Width



Case Included


PL1632 Planer

6.5 Amps



(0-1.6 mm)




US: $119-$129

Canada: $149

PL2632K Planer Kit

6.5 Amps



(0-2.6 mm)




US: $159-$169

Canada: $199









About Bosch:

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and con­sumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euro ($61.6 billion) in 2013*. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries.


Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide.  The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information on the global organization is available online at, and

*Due to a change in legal rules governing consolidation, 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with 2012 figures.  Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.32812 (or 16.96406 MXN or $1.36837 CAD).

Bosch in North America

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit, and

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 3,350 in North America, the global Power Tools Division is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment. 

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For further information: Steve Wilcox, BOSCH POWER TOOLS, 224.232.2417,