Skil’s new 1560 3-1/4” hand held planer looks like it was designed by Cadillac’s auto designers — you know, the “faceted” crowd. But despite the over simple appearance, it looks like handy gear to have around the shop.
Interestingly, it looks to us like the 1560 might be a US version of the 1560 that’s been sold in the UK for a while now. The UK version delivers similar specs, but (of course) is designed for UK power specs.
The new planer’s 5.5A motor spins its blade 16,000 no-load RPM, and the 1560 features an adjustable front handle for a comfy grip. Additional features: an 11-position depth control knob and attachable chip bag.
We look forward to hearing more about the 1560 as it makes its way onto shelves soon.
Model 1560 3 1/4″ Planer [Skil]