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The planer chip exhaust port may be used with
a chip bag (Fig. 2) or a shop vacuum and
vacuum connector (Fig. 3) to keep your work
Bosch offers several different vacuum hoses
that will connect directly to this tool. The
optional VAC002 adapter will connect the hood
to 1-1/4" and 1-1/2" vacuum hoses. The
VAC020 connects the hood to 2-1/2" hoses
and is also available separately.
UNCLOGGING THE CHIP ExHAUST SYSTEM
Remove plug from power
The planer blades are sharp
and fragile and must be
handled carefully to avoid injury to the user or
damage to the blades.
The PA1202 planer blades have two cutting
edges, and may be reversed when one of the
cutting edges becomes dull or chipped.
Do not attempt to sharpen or use resharpened
used blades of any kind. Use only blades
designated for use with this model, because
other blades will cause vibration, decrease
perfomance and may not clamp securely in
REVERSING OR REPLACING BLADES
To reverse or replace the blade, loosen the
clamping screws with blade wrench. With the
screws loosened, slide the blade lengthwise
out of the cutter drum, taking care to keep your
fingers away from the sharp edges of the blade
necessary to manually remove chips. The
blades are hidden from view and you may be
cut if contacted.
To minimize the possibility of clogging, make
1. The depth of cut is reasonable for the
2. The feed rate is reasonable for the material.
3. Unplug the planer and carefully insert a
A piece of wood may be used for this purpose.
If the blade is gummed and difficult to remove,
you may clean the blade with mineral spirits,
lacquer thinner or alcohol.
Clean all surfaces before reinstalling the new
blade, as this will ensure an accurate blade
setting and proper tool performance.
(See FEED RATE & DEPTH OF CUT)
screwdriver or similar object into the dust
port to break up the clog.