Makita 12 in. Portable Planer-2012NB - The Home Depot


Model # 2012NB

Internet # 202757221

12 in. Portable Planer

Makita 12 in. Portable Planer

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$503.10 / each


Model # 2012NB

Internet # 202757221

Store SO SKU # 1000410244

The Makita 2012NB 12 in. Portable Planer delivers portability and productivity with a compact design, quieter operation, and faster, easier blade changes. It features Makita's exclusive Interna-Lok automated head clamp to eliminate snipe for improved planing performance. The 15-ampmotor delivers a no-load speed of 8,500 RPM and lower noise (only 83dB). The Makita 12 in. planer is engineered for finish woodworking and is ideal for cabinets, closets, staircase, furniture, and more.

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  • Compact with less weight for easy transporting to the jobsite
  • Engineered for faster, easier blade changes
  • Low noise (83dB) for operator comfort
  • 4-post design and diagonal cross supports for stability
  • Large table extensions to support the workpiece
  • Fully adjustable depth stop for repeat cuts
  • Powerful 15-amp motor for improved performance
  • L.E.D. light indicates that the planer is plugged into the power source
  • Large and easy-to-operate on/off paddle switch
  • Double edge planer blades
  • Easily adjustable cutting depth for precision planing
  • Detachable tool box for storage of the standard equipment
  • Optional dust hood enables dust collection system to be connected to planer
  • 1 year warranty
  • Includes: blade set, double edge (793346-8), (2) magnetic blade set holder (762014-4), hex wrench 2.5 (783208-8), key (415715-0)

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Assembled Depth (in.)  30.375 in  Assembled Height (in.)  15.78 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  19 in  Maximum cut depth (in.)  0.13 
Product Depth (in.)  30.38 in  Product Height (in.)  15.813 
Product Width (in.)  19 
Amperage (amps)  15  Bench & Stationary Tool Type  Planer 
Bench or Stationary  Bench  Blade count 
Color Family  Teal  Maximum Board Thickness  6.09 in 
Maximum Speed (rpm)  8500  Minimum cut depth (in.)  .008 
Power Tool Product Type  Bench & Stationary  Product Weight (lb.)  59.5 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Tools Product Type  Power Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year Warranty 


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very well made machine The good: -Quite operation -Included folding in feed/out feed tables. -Very little snipe. 2-1/2 inches on the in feed, zero on the out feed for mine. Took about 15 seconds with 80 grit to clean it off. -Very smooth finish -Compact, and ready to go out of the box. The not so good: -The 3 inch, hard to find dust hood needs to be included. Finding adapters to fit it to your vacuum or D.E. will take some hunting. Overall I am very pleased with the performance of this machine and at about $60.00 less than the other top rated planer that begins with a 'D' and colored yellow, it's also a better buy. -Aaron August 8, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great I've owned and used a Delta 12" Planer for over 15 years. I considered getting another Delta but when I did an extensive search from the big boy Jet 15" stationary to the best portable that Dewalt makes- I decided the reviews favored a Makita. I'm not disappointed. I ran my rough cherry through and it didn't grunt, burn or need a lot of sanding. There was a bit of snipe on long boards but not the amount I was getting with the Delta. I am a bit perplexed that a unit @ 10 years old still sells for over $500. This unit is new, yes as far as never used but it wasn't manufactured after 2010 like many of the portable units on the market today. Apparently Makita DOES sell a more updated unit but this one sold by Home Depot is the older model. I say that as a means of clarification but please don't misunderstand the unit itself IS great and a TWO blade not a three blade unit (which in the long run is cheaper as far as upkeep). Some blades on the portable units are only one sided or they cost over $50 a set. These blades are two sided so when (in the middle of a project) you see that the blades need changed, all you have to do is flip them over. It's good to have an extra set on hand for when you've already used both sides. Bottomline- I recommend this unit. It's sturdier than my Delta, gives a better finish, less snipe, more features especially for volume projects that require several boards at the same thickness (takes away the guess work). December 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by An excellent product I purchased one of these as a factory reconditioned product several years age from my local Hardware store for under $300.00. It looked like a brand new machine, and worked as a new machine as well. I too think the discharge hood should have either a 2 1/2" or 4" discharge, or at least have Makita make an adapter available. I found that if I give a slight lift to the piece being planed, it eliminates snipe. An excellent product and even at retail a very good buy November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent machine So far so good. The machine was shipped very quickly and arrived in excellent condition. I do NOT have a lot of experience with planers (so take my comments with the appropriate grain of salt), but the machine works well, and does the job with virtually no pitting and a surprisingly acceptable noise level. There were several less expensive options, but I read several online reviews that recommended this model based on quality, noise and blade life, and I didn't want to try to go cheap only to be disappointed. The attached fold out feed shelves (for the lack of an appropriate technical term) are a nice built in add on that would have been a separate purchase on other machines. They make the work much easier. I mounted the machine on a spare stand, and would recommend others consider doing the same or building a sturdy stand. May 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by worth the money This is by far the nicest planer I've ever had!! It's relatively light weight, small, surprisingly quiet, and easily handles a full 12 inch wide board up to 6 inches thick. I have not run any hardwoods through it yet, but based on how nicely it finished fir, pine, redwood, and cedar, I suspect it will have no trouble with harder materials. If you don't have a chip removal system I recommend either using it outside or hooking a large shop vac to it, but be carefull, the vac fills up quickly. October 23, 2012
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