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Makita 15-Amp 12 in. Corded Portable Planer
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Makita

15-Amp 12 in. Corded Portable Planer

  • Professional grade quality for long-term durability
  • Features Interna-Lok automated head clamp for better performance
  • Highly rated planer for overall performance
$521.85 /each

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The Makita 12 in. Portable Planer delivers portability and productivity with a compact design, quieter operation and faster, easier blade changes. Engineered for finish woodworking, it features Makita's exclusive Internal-Lok automated head clamp to eliminate snipe for improved performance.

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  • Includes planer, blade set, double edge (793346-8), 2 magnetic blade set holders (762014-4), hex wrench 2.5 (783208-8), key (415715-0)
  • Compact design with 15-Amp motor that delivers no-load speeds of 8500 RPM
  • 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
  • Engineered for faster, easier blade changes
  • Double edge planer blades
  • Easily adjustable cutting depth for precision planning
  • Large and easy-to-operate on/off paddle switch; LED light indicates it's plugged in
  • Detachable tool box for storage
  • 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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Does this planer have a self-feed?

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April 20, 2013
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yes it doe's!
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yes, but it doesn't have two speeds, not that I'd think I'd need it. just take shallow multiple cuts
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yes
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April 22, 2013
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Yes- it does well
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April 22, 2013
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The 2012NB 12" Portable Planer does have feeding rollers.
Feed rate /min 8.5 m (27.9 ft.) /min.
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Lynchburg, VA, USA
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April 21, 2013
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Yes. The machine has two feed rollers, one in front of the cutter head and the other behind. The board will be pulled in and continue to be pushed out after it make it past the cutter.
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April 21, 2013
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It has a very nice self-feed. As with most bench planers, it it very important to keep the infeed table, out feed table and the base plate inside the planer both clean and polished. I use automotive polish on mine. If this isn't done the planer may not feed properly.
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What voltage is the Makita 2012NB and how many cutting blades is it?

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South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
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May 19, 2013
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In in the USA and it's a regular 110v AC model.
I think it has two blades but I just got this unit and hadn't needed to change out blades yet.
It makes pretty nice cuts though, it does have snipe, like all planers in this range.
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April 30, 2013
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The required voltage is standard 15 amp 120 voltage household current
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January 29, 2013
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120v with 2 cutting knifes.
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January 16, 2013
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The planer has two cutting blades.
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December 27, 2012
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My unit is a 15 amp with 2 double edged blades
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February 11, 2012
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120 v. Two double sided blades. Last a long time, I was surprised at how much hardwood I went through before the blade needed changing!
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January 3, 2012
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The 2012NB 12” Portable Planer has and automated head clamp that reduces snipe and is engineered for faster, easier blade changes. The planer has a 4-post design and diagonal cross support for added stability. The 2012 comes standard with a powerful 15 AMP (115V) motor and a 2-blade cutter head system for smooth finishes.
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What are the MINIMUM length, width and thickness for boards being planed by the Makita 2012NB Thickness Planer?

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October 8, 2013
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You can take strips of wood down to .5 mm BUT, you have to place it on a thicker and longer board first and run both through together. You know you have gotten to your limit when the piece you are planing disappears into the dust collector.
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It's a 12 inch width, some other units are 13 and I don't know if that's an issue, yet. I do use the minimum thickness which is just barely at my minimum for a couple of my jobs but it does work.
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I believe the minimum length is five inches.
The minimum thickness and width I believe is one quater inch by one inch
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Any length, 12" width, 6 Inches thick.
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January 17, 2013
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The Makita 12” Portable Plane Model No. 2012NB is equipped with an automated head clamp system engineered to reduce snipes. The planer has a capability of planning boards up to 12” wide and 6-1/8 thick. It planes up 1/8” in a single pass.
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The maximum width you can plane is 12". It will plane boards from 1/8" to 6 3/32" thick. The specs don't call for a minimum length but I wouldn't try to plane anything under 4" long.
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Wher do you purchase the dust hood and how much does it cost.

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I had to buy this extra, should be included, but it works pretty good.
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I purchased the dust hood from Home Depot
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The part # is 193036-7 (Dust Collector Hood). Please contact your local Home Depot for pricing.
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February 20, 2012
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Hello Valued Customer,
Thanks for your question and interest in this item. The dust collector hood for this item is part number193036-7. This item is not available for online purchase; you can however contact Makita to obtain pricing and availability for this part. The contact number is 714-522-8088.
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Hello Valued Customer,
Thanks for your question and interest in this item. The dust collector hood for this item is part number193036-7. This item is not available for online purchase; you can however contact Makita to obtain pricing and availability for this part. The contact number is 714-522-8088.
If you have any additional questions for Home Depot.com, please contact our Online Customer Service department at 800-430-3376.
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15-Amp 12 in. Corded Portable Planer is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makita 15-Amp 12 in. Corded Portable Planer Was aiming at that planer long time until click "checkout now".Get this planer quickly thanks to Home Depot online services. I have unwrapped it and set to work right after. Setting the thickness is precise and easy and my stacks came out without any splines. I've tried at least 28 times. Thanks to Makita lock up system . I've tried Dewalt with three blades dw735 frequently had a splines and returned back to store. Makita cost same amount of money with optional dust collector hood but even having a two blades is doing much better and quieter job. I'm satisfied with Makita 2012 thickness (the best in the class) planer. Thanks again Makita
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2011-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Planer arrived well packaged and pre assembled.Installed positional dust chute and started planni... Planer arrived well packaged and pre assembled.Installed positional dust chute and started planning.Only used a couple of time so far but machine operates as expected and I would recommend it
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makita 12" Planer Ready to use right out of the box. Recommend you purchase the vacuum attachment when you purchase the planer.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great tool In the past 25 years I've used several professional floor planers , I own an older 12" Delta and have used several othe bench type models. I love this tool. It's fairly quiet, has almost no snipe and gives a very uniform thickness across a board. I build components for racing iceboats and work with thickness tolerances of .008 or less. With the index on the height crank I have been able to just that. One other thing I'm no kid any more but this planer is light enough for me to easily carry.
Date published: 2012-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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).
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-05-15
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