Model # 2012NB

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Makita 15 Amp 12 in. Corded Compact Portable Planer with Interna-Lok Automated Head Clamp, and Blade Set
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Makita

15 Amp 12 in. Corded Compact Portable Planer with Interna-Lok Automated Head Clamp, and Blade Set

  • Powerful 15 Amp motor delivers 8,500 RPM for improved performance
  • Interna-Lok automated head clamp eliminates snipe
  • Planes up to 12” wide, 1/8” deep and 6-3/32” thick
$ 699 00 /each
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Product Overview

  • Powerful 15 Amp motor delivers 8,500 RPM for improved performance
  • Interna-Lok automated head clamp eliminates snipe
  • Planes up to 12” wide, 1/8” deep and 6-3/32” thick
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.
  • 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 (83 dB) 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)
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Powerful 15 Amp motor delivers 8,500 RPM for improved performance
  • Interna-Lok automated head clamp eliminates snipe
  • Planes up to 12” wide, 1/8” deep and 6-3/32” thick
Model #: 2012NB
Internet #: 202757221

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.

  • 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 (83 dB) 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)
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Name 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer 15 Amp 13 in. Corded Planer 15 Amp 13 in. Heavy-Duty 2-Speed Thickness Planer with Knives and Tables 15 Amp 12 in. Corded Compact Portable Planer with Interna-Lok Automated Head Clamp, and Blade Set
Brand RIDGID DEWALT DEWALT Makita
Ratings (521) (50) (124) (68)
Blade(s) Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maximum Board Thickness 6 in 6 6 6.09 in
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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum cut depth (in.)
0.13
Product Depth (in.)
30.38 in
Product Height (in.)
15.813
Product Width (in.)
19

Details

Amperage (amps)
15
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Planer
Bench or Stationary
Bench
Blade(s) Included
Yes
Color Family
Teal
Color/Finish
Teal
Condition
New
Maximum Board Thickness
6.09 in
Maximum Speed (rpm)
8500
Minimum cut depth (in.)
.008
Number of Cutting Blades
2
Product Weight (lb.)
59.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum cut depth (in.)
0.13
Product Depth (in.)
30.38 in
Product Height (in.)
15.813
Product Width (in.)
19

Details

Amperage (amps)
15
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Planer
Bench or Stationary
Bench
Blade(s) Included
Yes
Color Family
Teal
Color/Finish
Teal
Condition
New
Maximum Board Thickness
6.09 in
Maximum Speed (rpm)
8500
Minimum cut depth (in.)
.008
Number of Cutting Blades
2
Product Weight (lb.)
59.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

Does this planer have a self-feed?

Asked by: vintrang
Yes - all planers are self feeding.
Answered by: Woody
Date published: 2017-10-31

What voltage is the Makita 2012NB and how many cutting blades is it?

Asked by: Steve
115/120 AC It is a 2 blade planer
Answered by: JMiles
Date published: 2017-04-11

What are the MINIMUM length, width and thickness for boards being planed by the Makita 2012NB Thickness Planer?

Asked by: Woodguy
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.
Answered by: Alex
Date published: 2018-03-01

Wher do you purchase the dust hood and how much does it cost.

Asked by: Tina
I got mine from Home Depot online, I have also seen them on Amazon. About $25 and in my opinion it should be included.
Answered by: JMiles
Date published: 2018-03-07
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Customer Reviews

15 Amp 12 in. Corded Compact Portable Planer with Interna-Lok Automated Head Clamp, and Blade Set is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 68.
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 3 out of 5 by from I really vacillated over buying this planer or the Dewalt DW735. I had a Delta bench top planer t... I really vacillated over buying this planer or the Dewalt DW735. I had a Delta bench top planer that served me well over 20 years before giving up and having owned a number of Makita tools I have always been impressed with their quality. I have two disappointments. 1)Dust collection is poor. I have it setup to a professional dust collection system and other then the Makita 3" ducting is exactly how my previous planer was setup. It throws a amazing amount of chips out of the infeed side. 2) Snipe, while all planers have some amount, this one has significantly more then my previous. The planer is quieter then my Delta, but not by a measurable amount.
Date published: 2017-08-16
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 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 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 Excellent and Easy to Use I did quite a bit of research on portable planers, and decided on this Makita 2012NB. It worked right out of the box. With the Dust Hood it was all I could want. As other reviewers have indicated, some adjustment has to be made to adapt the Dust Hood to a dust collector - but that was fairly minor. It is light enough to move easily, and store in my shop (where I don't have the room for a full-sized unit). In the past 3 weeks I have used it to plane down some tough wood - copper beech - and it worked well. In its initial use, I am quite satisfied.
Date published: 2013-05-21
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic tool My old Jet 12" planar had just quit working. I read several online reviews and this one got outstanding marks. I have bought many other Makita tools and they were always great. However, this planar seems to be the best. The boards are *REALLY* smooth. Snipe is very minimal, much less than professional/big planars. The cut is so smooth it looks like it has been sanded. I have been working with African Mahogony (pretty soft) which is prone to tear-out, but this planar almost doesn't tear anything out. It is really an outstanding planar. Definitely worth the money. I should have bought it years ago! The controls and overall design are very well thought out. Though fairly heavy, the design allows you to carry it with both hands, so it isn't difficult. I have only used it a few times so far, but it is way ahead of my original Jet planar ever was.
Date published: 2013-06-04
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