110V hand planer

Proposal Type:

Peter Roberts - Woodwork

We’ve removed electric hand planers from woodwork because people kept cutting the cord.

Apparently 110V is usually used on work sites because it’s safer in the case of a cord being cut.

We already have a 110V transformer in woodwork; and this would mean we’re addressing this health and safety issue and can have this (extremely useful) tool back in action.

Proposed Purchase:
Makita KP0800K/1 2.0mm Electric Heavy Duty Planer 110V - Screwfix - £144.99

Proposed Installation:
Cupboards in woodwork.

The 110V transformer would need to be tested and possibly attached to something.


Funding type:
Fully funded by Hackspace

Health & Safety
I will need to revise the risk assessment, but this solves the main issue causing the tool to be removed.

Small Proposal < £150 - 2 Board Members and 5 Members

Supporting Board Members:

  1. @peterdroberts

Supporting Members: (delete number as appropriate)

The 110V transformer would need to be tested and possibly attached to something.

Happy to offer a conditional board +1, with the condition being the 110v transformer testing mentioned above – let’s make sure we can use the tool before we buy it!

One of the things you may need as well is a 110V extension cord.

I have a 110V transformer and SDS drill at home, the transformer tends to be a bit on the heavy side which makes it a bit of a hassle to lug around as the cable I have on the SDS drill is a bit short.
The transformer also makes a slight humming noise when you plug it in. For the plugs it’s usually it’s one of those round yellow plugs for 110V

Turns out the 110V transformer in the space belongs to @vasilis_apostolakeas. He’s happy for us to borrow it but I think it’s best if we get our own. I think I’ll make a separate proposal along the lines of ‘110V starter kit’