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Model#: SKLN1560

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Skil 1560 3-1/4 in. Planer

  • Skil 1560 3-1/4 in. Planer
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Skil introduces the 1560 3-1/4 in. Planer, the latest in a long line of products that provide power, performance and durability. The 1560 Planer is ideal for leveling unevenly joined boards, creating ground clearance on the underside of doors, smoothing rough surfaces and decorative edging.
  • Powerful 5.5 amp motor
  • Adjustable auxiliary handle for added comfort and control
  • On-tool wrench storage
  • 11-position depth control knob for precise material removal
  • Machined front and rear shoes for increased durability and accuracy
  • Spring loaded foot park prevents damage to the work piece
  • 3-1/4 in. Planer - 1560
  • Chip Bag
  • Edge Guide
  • Rabbet Guide
  • Wrench


Weight: 6.1 lbs.
Amperage: 5.5
Cord Length: 6 ft.
Operating Speed (RPM): 16000
Planing Depth: 5/64 in.
Planing Width: 3-1/4 in.
Rabbeting Depth: 5/16 in.
Voltage: 120V



4.0 / 5.0
4 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (2)
Easy To Use (1)
Powerful (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
get what you pay for
built a table. did what it was supposed to do, but the trigger stayed on and had to return it.
The CPO customer service is really the best I have worked with on line.
I would only recommend this to a friend if they were just recreational furniture builders or carpenters. (and don't take it to seriously)
January 1, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Bought as a gift
Bought as a gift and he immediately took it out to his wrokshop and used it to plane down some pallet boards he had ripped apart to make a potting shed. He told me it did an excellent job and was very happy with it
March 22, 2015

Questions & Answers

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I tried replacing the blades on the planer.When I slackened the nuts and replace the bades, even though I tighten the three nuts, the blade assembly is not stationary. How can I fix this?
Benny on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please contact Skil direct for tech support. You can reach them at 1-877-754-5999
How too change the blades and tighten them in the slot where the blade assembly goes ?
Dwayne on Dec 28, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The blase assembly can be found on pages 7 & 8 in the manual. Here is a link to the manual:
I have a skill 1535 hand held plane and want to buy cutter knives.
Where do I get them?
MSK on Dec 17, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Please contact the Mfg at 1-877-754-5999 for parts.
What is the overall length of the guide shoe? What is the maximum dept of cut?
J/P on Aug 24, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The overall length of the shoe is 11". The cut depth is 0-5/16".
How many cutting blades is this planer equipped with? Are the blades reversible with multiple cutting edges? What size is the chip discharge port? Can the chip bag be removed and substituted with a hose adapter for use with a shop vac?
J/P on Aug 23, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The planer comes with two blades. They have two cutting edges, and my be reversed when one of the cutting edges becomes dull or chipped.
The planer is equipped with a chip exhaust port, which may be used with a shop vacuum. The exhaust port will fit 1-1/2" or 1-1/4" hoses.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 3-1/4 in. Planer - 1560,
Chip Bag,
Edge Guide,
Rabbet Guide,
5.5 Amp 3-1/4 in. Hand-Held Planer - 1560-RT,
Chip Bag,
Edge Guide,
Rabbet Guide,
Availability: Out of Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: null 1 Year Limited