Makita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer Review
The Makita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer makes it easy to repeatedly trim and cut wood to your specifications from wherever you want. This planer was designed with the user in mind, and its compact and durable design makes it a great addition to any woodworker’s arsenal. With its fully adjustable depth stop, Interna-Lok automated head clamp, and powerful motor, you’ll never need to worry about cutting wood to precise dimensions ever again.
Planing Made Easy
This planer makes it easy to trim and cut wood wherever your services are needed. With its compact frame (less than 2’ in width and length and less than 3’ tall) and lightweight build (72.4 pounds), it’s easy to handle, load, and lift throughout the day. The portability of this planer makes it possible to take your equipment to your wood, saving you a lot of time and hassle on the transportation front.
This tool was created to be user-friendly and comes with several features intended to make your life easier. It can be outfitted with an optional dust hood that makes it simple to connect to a dust collector for an easier and mess-free cleanup process. It also comes with a detachable magnetic toolbox, which houses all the tools you’ll need to run your planer (socket wrench, hex wrench, and key).
The Strong, Silent Type
With a 15 Amp motor and a no-load speed of 8500 rotations per minute, you’ll be able to get through bulk batches of planing in no time. This planer runs at a speed of 28 feet-per-minute and boasts an impressive 17,000 cuts during that time. Simply plug it in, flip its simple on/off paddle switch, and get to work. No need to worry about charging or replacing any batteries.
Despite its hardworking motor, this is the quietest planer in its class. When in use, it emits 83 decibels, which is comparable to a standard household vacuum cleaner. With its low noise production, the 2012NB protects you from hearing damage while managing to get some serious work done.
Effectively Eliminates Snipes
With its impressive Interna-Lok Automated Head Clamp, the Makita portable planer makes sniped boards a thing of the past. This addition prevents the wood from being lifted into the blades as it makes its way through the rollers at the entrance and exit of the feed slot. When loading wood into the machine, this clamp applies downward pressure that steadies the board and feeds it evenly into the machine every step of the way.
This planer also features two metal tabletop extensions that support the wood as it makes its way through the blades. These two extra features boost stability and eliminate potential cut inconsistencies that are common issues when planing. Simply set your machine to the desired specifications, feed your wood, and you’ll get smooth, consistently flat cuts time after time.
Designed for Durability
With a sturdy 4-post design and diagonal support beam braces, this planer has been designed to maximize its stability over the course of its lifetime. It also comes with reversible, double-edged blades that effectively double the lifetime of normal planer blades. The housing of these blades is engineered for faster and easier blade changes. Simply reverse the direction of your blades when the cuts become duller, and you’re ready to go.
Precise Planing Guaranteed
This planer makes it easy to cut multiple boards to specification. With its fully adjustable depth stop, it’s easy to cut wood to the same specifications in bulk batches. The 2012NB makes it possible to plane wood up to 12” in width, 1/8” in depth, and 6-3/32” in thickness. It renders precision planing easier than ever, making it the ideal tool for cabinets, staircases, closets, furniture, and more.
Makita is so sure that you’ll love your new portable planer that they offer a complete replacement or reimbursement within the first 30 days of purchase if you have any issues. Also, each unit comes with a one-year warranty that will replace or fix any issues that may arise with your machine.
Makita 2012NB: The Superior Benchtop Planer
With a bevy of impressive efficiency and stabilization features, the Makita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer is truly a top-of-the-line tool and an industry standard in its class. Given its sturdy, compact, design, it’s now easier than ever to cut wood for a variety of projects from wherever you work. With the 2012NB, Makita has eliminated the need to worry about cutting consistently quality wood ever again.