Bosch GHO 15-82 Professional Operating instructions Page 1 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:01 AM
Robert Bosch GmbH
Power Tools Division
70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
GHO 15-82 Professional
2 609 140 626 (2009.02) O / 214 UNI
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Safety Notes
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
WARNING Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow
the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to
your mains-operated (corded) power tool or
battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
1) Work area safety
a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power
tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
c) Keep children and bystanders away
while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2) Electrical safety
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet.
Never modify the plug in any way. Do not
use any adapter plugs with earthed
(grounded) power tools. Unmodified
plugs and matching outlets will reduce
risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or
grounded surfaces, such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is
an increased risk of electric shock if your
body is earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
conditions. Water entering a power tool
will increase the risk of electric shock.
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use the
cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging
the power tool. Keep cord away from
heat, oil, sharp edges and moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase the
risk of electric shock.
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e) When operating a power tool outdoors,
use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric
f) If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD) protected supply. Use
of an RCD reduces the risk of electric
3) Personal safety
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and
use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use a power tool
while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A
moment of inattention while operating
power tools may result in serious personal injury.
b) Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective
equipment such as dust mask, non-skid
safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will
reduce personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure
the switch is in the off-position before
connecting to power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the
tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energising power
tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench
or a key left attached to a rotating part of
the power tool may result in personal injury.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. This enables
better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing
and gloves away from moving parts.
Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can
be caught in moving parts.
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g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are connected and
properly used. Use of dust collection can
reduce dust-related hazards.
4) Power tool use and care
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application. The
correct power tool will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch
does not turn it on and off. Any power
tool that cannot be controlled with the
switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
c) Disconnect the plug from the power
source and/or the battery pack from the
power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety
measures reduce the risk of starting the
power tool accidentally.
d) Store idle power tools out of the reach of
children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of
untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tool’s operation. If damaged, have the power tool
repaired before use. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and
are easier to control.
g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool
bits etc. in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for
operations different from those intended
could result in a hazardous situation.
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5) Service
a) Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical
replacement parts. This will ensure that
the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Planer Safety Rules
f Wait for the cutter to stop before setting
the tool down. An exposed cutter may engage the surface leading to possible loss of
control and serious injury.
f Do not reach into the saw dust ejector with
your hands. They could be injured by rotating parts.
f Apply the machine to the workpiece only
when switched on. Otherwise there is danger of kickback when the cutting tool jams in
the workpiece.
f When working, always hold the planer in
such a manner that the planer base plate faces flat on the workpiece. Otherwise the planer can become wedged and lead to injuries.
f Never plane over metal objects, nails or
screws. The planer blade and the blade shaft
can become damaged and lead to increased
f Secure the workpiece. A workpiece clamped
with clamping devices or in a vice is held
more secure than by hand.
f Never use the machine with a damaged cable. Do not touch the damaged cable and
pull the mains plug when the cable is damaged while working. Damaged cables increase the risk of an electric shock.
Products sold in GB only: Your product is fitted
with an BS 1363/A approved electric plug with
internal fuse (ASTA approved to BS 1362).
If the plug is not suitable for your socket outlets,
it should be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted in its place by an authorised customer service agent. The replacement plug should have the
same fuse rating as the original plug.
The severed plug must be disposed of to avoid a
possible shock hazard and should never be inserted into a mains socket elsewhere.
Products sold in AUS and NZ only: Use a residual current device (RCD) with a rated residual
current of 30 mA or less.
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Functional Description
Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow the
warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
While reading the operating instructions, unfold
the graphics page for the machine and leave it
Intended Use
The machine is intended for planing of firmly
supported wooden materials, such as beams
and boards. It is also suitable for beveling edges
and rebating.
Product Features
The numbering of the product features refers to
the illustration of the machine on the graphics
21 Fastening bolt for parallel and beveling
22 Angle stop*
23 Locking nut for angle adjustment
24 Fastening bolt for rebating depth stop
25 Rebating depth stop*
26 Drive belt
27 Large pulley
28 Small pulley
*Accessories shown or described are not part of the
standard delivery scope of the product. A complete
overview of accessories can be found in our accessories program.
Technical Data
GHO 15-82
Article number
3 601 E94 0..
Rated power input
1 Planing depth scale
2 Depth adjustment knob
Output power
No-load speed
3 Sawdust ejector
4 Lock-off button for On/Off switch
Planing depth
0 – 1.5
Rebating depth
Planing width, max.
5 On/Off switch
6 Screw for belt cover
7 Belt cover
Planer base plate
Blade drum
Clamping element for blade
Fastening screw for planer blade
Carbide blade (TC)
Allen key
Extraction hose (Ø 35 mm)*
Chip/dust bag*
Park rest
Parallel guide
Scale for rebating width
Locking nut for adjustment of rebating
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Weight according
to EPTA-Procedure
Protection class
The values given are valid for nominal voltages [U] of
230/240 V. For lower voltage and models for specific
countries, these values can vary.
Please observe the article number on the type plate of
your machine. The trade names of the individual machines may vary.
Noise/Vibration Information
Measured values determined according to
EN 60745.
Typically the A-weighted noise levels of the
product are: Sound pressure level 84 dB(A);
Sound power level 95 dB(A). Uncertainty
K =3 dB.
Wear hearing protection!
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Vibration total values (triax vector sum) determined according to EN 60745:
Vibration emission value ah =7.8 m/s2, Uncertainty K =1.5 m/s2.
The vibration emission level given in this information sheet has been measured in accordance
with a standardised test given in EN 60745 and
may be used to compare one tool with another.
It may be used for a preliminary assessment of
The declared vibration emission level represents the main applications of the tool. However
if the tool is used for different applications, with
different accessories or poorly maintained, the
vibration emission may differ. This may significantly increase the exposure level over the total
working period.
An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration should also take into account the times
when the tool is switched off or when it is running but not actually doing the job. This may significantly reduce the exposure level over the total working period.
Identify additional safety measures to protect
the operator from the effects of vibration such
as: maintain the tool and the accessories, keep
the hands warm, organisation of work patterns.
Declaration of Conformity
We declare under our sole responsibility that
the product described under “Technical Data” is
in conformity with the following standards or
standardization documents: EN 60745 according to the provisions of the directives
2004/108/EC, 98/37/EC (until 28 Dec 2009),
2006/42/EC (from 29 Dec 2009).
Technical file at:
Robert Bosch GmbH, PT/ESC,
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
Dr. Eckerhard Strötgen
Head of Product
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
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f Before any work on the machine itself, pull
the mains plug.
Changing the Tool
f Be cautious when replacing the planer
blades. Do not grasp the planer blades by
the cutting edges. Possible danger of injury
due to the sharp cutting edges of the planer
Use only original Bosch carbide blades (TC).
The carbide blade (TC) has 2 cutting edges and
can be reversed. When both cutting edges are
dull, the planer blade 13 must be replaced. The
carbide blade (TC) may not be resharpened.
Disassembling the Planer Blade(s)
(see figure A)
To reverse or replace the planer blade 13, rotate
the blade drum 10 until it is parallel to the planer base plate 8.
n Loosen the two fastening screws 12 with
the Allen key 14 by approx. 1 – 2 turns.
o If necessary, loosen the clamping element
11 by giving it a light blow with a suitable
tool (e.g. a wooden wedge).
p Push the planer blade 13 sidewards out of
the blade drum 10 with a piece of wood.
Assembling the Planer Blade(s) (see figure B)
The guide groove of the planer blade always ensures continuous height adjustment when replacing or reversing it.
If required, clean the blade seat in the clamping
element 11 and the planer blade 13.
When assembling the planer blade, ensure that
it is seated properly in the blade holder of the
clamping element 11. The planer blade must be
assembled and aligned centred to the planer
base plate 8 Afterwards tighten the 2 fastening
screws 12 with the Allen key 14.
Note: Before restarting, check if the fastening
screws 12 are tightened well. Rotate the blade
drum 10 by hand and ensure that the planer
blade does not graze.
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Dust/Chip Extraction
f Dusts from materials such as lead-containing
coatings, some wood types, minerals and
metal can be harmful to one’s health. Touching or breathing-in the dusts can cause allergic reactions and/or lead to respiratory infections of the user or bystanders.
Certain dusts, such as oak or beech dust, are
considered as carcinogenic, especially in connection with wood-treatment additives (chromate, wood preservative). Materials containing
asbestos may only be worked by specialists.
– Use dust extraction whenever possible.
– Provide for good ventilation of the working place.
– It is recommended to wear a P2 filterclass respirator.
Observe the relevant regulations in your
country for the materials to be worked.
Clean the chip ejector 3 regularly. Use a suitable
tool (e.g., a piece of wood, compressed air,
etc.) to clean a clogged chip ejector.
f Do not reach into the saw dust ejector with
your hands. They could be injured by rotating parts.
To ensure optimum extraction of dust/chips, always work with external dust extraction or a
chip/dust bag.
External Dust Extraction (see figure C)
An extraction hose (Ø 35 mm) 15 (accessory),
can be attached on either side of the chip ejector.
Connect the vacuum hose 15 to a vacuum cleaner (accessory). An overview for connecting to
various vacuum cleaners can be found at the
end of this manual.
The vacuum cleaner must be suitable for the material being worked.
When vacuuming dry dust that is especially detrimental to health or carcinogenic, use a special
vacuum cleaner.
Integrated Dust Extraction (see figure C)
A chip/dust bag (accessory) 16 can be used for
smaller jobs. Insert the sleeve of the chip/dust
bag firmly into the chip ejector 3. Empty the
chip/dust bag 16 at regulary intervals to maintain optimum dust collection.
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Operating Modes
Adjusting the Planing Depth
With the adjustment knob 2, the planing depth
can be adjusted variably from 0–1.5 mm using
the planing depth scale 1 (scale graduation =
0.1 mm).
Park Rest (see figure D)
The park rest 17 allows the machine to be set
down directly after operation, without danger of
damaging the working surface or the planer
blade. While planing, the park rest 17 is tilted
upwards thus enabling full contact of the rear
part of the planer base plate 8.
Starting Operation
f Observe correct mains voltage! The voltage
of the power source must agree with the
voltage specified on the nameplate of the
machine. Power tools marked with 230 V
can also be operated with 220 V.
Switching On and Off
To start the machine, first push the lock-off button for the On/Off switch 4 and then press the
On/Off switch 5 and keep it pressed.
To switch off the machine, release the On/Off
switch 5.
Note: For safety reasons, the On/Off switch 5
cannot be locked; it must remain pressed during
the entire operation.
Working Advice
Planing (see figure D)
Set the required planing depth and place the
front part of the planer base plate 8 against the
f Apply the machine to the workpiece only
when switched on. Otherwise there is danger of kickback when the cutting tool jams in
the workpiece.
Switch the machine on and guide the machine
with even feed over the surface to be planed.
To achieve high-grade surfaces, work only with
low feed and apply pressure on the centre of the
planer base plate.
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When machining hard materials (e.g. hardwood) as well as when utilising the maximum
planer width, set only low planing depths and
reduce planer feed, as required.
Excessive feed reduces the surface quality and
can lead to rapid clogging of the chip ejector.
Only sharp blades achieve good cutting capacity
and give the machine longer life.
The integrated park rest 17 also allows for continued planing at any given location on the workpiece after an interruption:
– With the park rest folded down, place the
machine on the location of the workpiece
where the planing is to be continued.
– Switch on the machine.
– Apply the supporting pressure onto the front
part of the planer base plate and slowly push
the machine forward (n). This tilts the park
rest upward (o) so that the rear part of the
planer base plate faces on the workpiece
– Guide the machine over the surface to be
planed (p) with even feed.
Beveling Edges (see figure E)
The V-grooves in the front planer base plate allow quick and easy beveling of workpiece edges.
Depending on required bevel width, use the corresponding V-groove. For this, place the planer
with the V-groove onto the edge of the workpiece and guide it along the edge.
Groove to be
Dimension a
6 – 10
Planing with Parallel/Beveling Guide
(see figures F–H)
Mount the parallel guide 18 or beveling guide 22
to the machine using the corresponding fastening bolt 21. Depending on the application,
mount the rebating depth stop 25 with fastening bolt 24 to the machine.
Loosen the locking nut 20 and adjust the requested rebating width on the scale 19. Tighten
the locking nut 20 again.
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Adjust the requested rebating depth accordingly with the rebating depth stop 25.
Carry out the planing procedure several times
until the requested rebating depth is reached.
Guide the planer applying sideward supporting
Beveling with the Beveling Guide
When beveling rebates
and surfaces, adjust
the required slope angle with the angle adjustment 23.
Maintenance and Service
Maintenance and Cleaning
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull
the mains plug.
f For safe and proper working, always keep
the machine and ventilation slots clean.
Ensure easy operation of the park rest 17 and
clean it regularly.
When the carbon brushes wear below acceptable service tolerances, the machine will automatically cut out. The machine must be sent to
customer service for maintenance (for address,
see the “After-sales Service and Customer Assistance” section.
If the machine should fail despite the care taken
in manufacturing and testing procedures, repair
should be carried out by an after-sales service
centre for Bosch power tools.
In all correspondence and spare parts order,
please always include the 10-digit article
number given on the type plate of the machine.
Replacing the Drive Belt (see figures I – J)
Unscrew screw 6 and take off the belt cover 7.
Remove the worn drive belt 26.
Before assembling a new drive belt 26, clean
both pulleys 27 and 28.
Place the new drive belt 26 on the small pulley
28 first and then work the drive belt 26 onto the
large pulley 27 by hand while rotating it.
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Make sure that the drive belt 26 runs exactly in
the longitudinal grooves of the pulleys 27 and 28.
Reattach the belt cover 7 and tighten with the
screw 6.
After-sales Service and Customer
Our after-sales service responds to your questions concerning maintenance and repair of your
product as well as spare parts. Exploded views
and information on spare parts can also be
found under:
Our customer consultants answer your questions concerning best buy, application and adjustment of products and accessories.
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: +44 (0844) 736 0109
Fax: +44 (0844) 736 0146
Origo Ltd.
Unit 23 Magna Drive
Magna Business Park
City West
Dublin 24
Tel. Service: +353 (01) 4 66 67 00
Fax: +353 (01) 4 66 68 88
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
Robert Bosch Australia Pty. Ltd.
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Locked Bag 66
Clayton South VIC 3169
Customer Contact Center
Inside Australia:
Phone: +61 (01300) 307 044
Fax: +61 (01300) 307 045
Inside New Zealand:
Phone: +64 (0800) 543 353
Fax: +64 (0800) 428 570
Outside AU and NZ:
Phone: +61 (03) 9541 5555
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Republic of South Africa
Customer service
Hotline: +27 (011) 6 51 96 00
Gauteng – BSC Service Centre
35 Roper Street, New Centre
Tel.: +27 (011) 4 93 93 75
Fax: +27 (011) 4 93 01 26
KZN – BSC Service Centre
Unit E, Almar Centre
143 Crompton Street
Tel.: +27 (031) 7 01 21 20
Fax: +27 (031) 7 01 24 46
Western Cape – BSC Service Centre
Democracy Way, Prosperity Park
Tel.: +27 (021) 5 51 25 77
Fax: +27 (021) 5 51 32 23
Bosch Headquarters
Midrand, Gauteng
Tel.: +27 (011) 6 51 96 00
Fax: +27 (011) 6 51 98 80
The machine, accessories and packaging should
be sorted for environmental-friendly recycling.
Only for EC countries:
Do not dispose of power tools into household waste!
According the European Guideline
2002/96/EC for Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment and its
implementation into national
right, power tools that are no longer usable
must be collected separately and disposed of in
an environmentally correct manner.
Subject to change without notice.
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