Mini Power Planer Stand / Jointer / Thicknesser – Hand Tool Conversion

I started building a stand for the planer (Bosch PHO 1) but didn’t film as I wasn’t sure what I was about to do would work.  Before I knew it, I had completed half the work and will now have to retrospectively explain how you would make one too.

I made three legs which bolt onto the body of the planer.  These were cut from 2mm sheet metal.  I will provide a rough printable template on my website with the dimensions and angles.

I am currently putting the fence onto the planer, but there seems to be a bit of wobble.  I am going to make another bracket and attach it to the underside of the fence.

I used an adjustable vice jaw bender to form the metal into the shapes I wanted.  I am also adding neoprene rubber between all the fixings and the planer that will help reduce vibration and noise.

I planed a small amount off the fence to allow the full movement of the parallel lifting mechanism.  I will also use an NVR switch whenever operating the planer to give me the option of an emergency stop.

The self swinging guard worked in principle but I didn’t like how bulky it was and thus decided to use a simpler design.

Power Planer Brackets Templates PDF

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