Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by M33333 High Quality Tool
This is a very high quality tool. I have always had good results with Makita products so didn't even bother comparing prices with other brands. I bought this in store and was pleasantly surprised to see that they had several in stock. I decided that I needed this tool in the middle of a project so first went to the Farm and Fleet store near me as they have a good selection of power tools, only to learn that they had no flat plate joiners of any brand in stock. The Home Depot store added a few extra miles to my trip, but it was worth it. I will probably just go directly to Home Depot the next time I need a power tool as they usually have a good selection of brand name tools at competitive prices. The only suggestion I have to improve the tool would be to add a light at the index marker line as it can be a little hard to see. I have two Makita drills that have such a light, so I know that Makita could to it. BTW, I was very surprised to find that the dust/chip collection works very well, which is an added bonus.
June 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chip Gets All Choked Up
Joiner cuts well, but you only get to cut 3 or 4 slots and the chip ejection port clogs. Chip bag must be removed and chips poked out of the small passage. A real pain and a disappointment because Makita is usually my go-to brand. My recommendation for purchase and rating of "good" is qualified by the necessity of hooking up a vacuum dust/chip collection system. Adjustments and controls work fine.
April 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jesus542 awesome
it is very convenient tool for my kind of wood work, the experience of getting it from Home Depot is the best it arrives on time
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by handyandy Very Pleased
I agree the dust collection could be better, however that is not important to me therefore I gave it 5/5. It is a solid machine with an reasonably accurate fence. It it not accurate to 1/64 as I only check to 1/32. It is all in your setup time. Check and recheck and you will get what you want...most of the time! I have thought about other machines at 3x cost but don't think it is worth it for the volume of work I do. I am pleased with my purchase after more than 4 years with it.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OTJ2 Great tool for the money
The plate jointer lived up to its great reviews. I am very happy with it.
October 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bryan One of the best biscuit joiners available.
I recently purchased this joiner to work on a very large project. After joining more than 100 boards I can honestly say the tool works extremely well.
The only drawback is the dust collection bag. It's way too small for the tool. I recommend adding a vacuum hose to it if you're going to use it extensively. This is why I only gave it 4 stars out of 5.
February 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Thumbs Accurate, easy, solid construction
The PJ7000 has worked great for me; it's well-designed, easy to use, and cuts like a dream. Initially I was going to buy a leading competitor's plate joiner because I was unable to see an example of the PJ7000. I'm happy I decided to take a chance. The bulk of the tool is metal, too.
March 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Nice machine
I bought mine at a garage sale the othe day paid $20 for it. It's like brand new and works great it's also very well made no cheap parts to break.
August 19, 2013