Contractors and construction companies may need a portable planer on the jobsite, or you may need one on your do-it-yourself home renovation project that starts in your garage. Either way, you’ve got a reliable and convenient small planer that will get your big jobs done while still being portable, easy to move, and durable. The planer you trust to get the job done in your woodshop should be one you can trust to take with you to work. The Makita 2012NB Benchtop Portable Planer is a workhorse that will meet and exceed your expectations. Whatever your wood finishing needs, this is the planer for you.

Technical details of the Makita 2012NB 12-inch planer

With the lowest operating noise level in its class at 83 db, the Makita 2012NB Portable Planer still packs plenty of power and precision for any job that comes your way. The 15-amp motor generates 8,500 rpm at its no-load speed and runs on 120-volt corded electrical power. To ensure its stability, it is equipped with a composition of four post design, with diagonal cross braces to keep it stable while you work. Along the same lines, the large extensions of the table hold the piece of wood that it is feeding, to guarantee the safety of the user. The inclusion of an automated head clamp puts an end to the cutting problem usually associated with planers, ensuring a smooth, even cut on every board. You can plane pieces of wood up to 12 inches wide, up to 1/8-inch deep and 6-3/32 thick with accuracy and precision every time. The feed rate of 28 feet per minute ensures a fast working speed, while adjustable depth stops mean you can make repeat cuts quickly and conveniently without having to realign anything.

How is this machine so useful?

This machine will become your go-to on the jobsite or when renovating your home for consistent, precision cut boards. User-friendly features like disposable double-edge planer blades that allow for quick and effortless blade changes will ensure uninterrupted work time. This task is simple and easy, just loosen two thumb screws to get to the cutting head where you can quickly change the disposable blades. To show that the planer is indeed plugged into a live power source, and the LED indicator light is built into the design so you’re never left wondering if the machine is on or not. A large, easy-to-see paddle switch makes on/off operation clear and simple. There’s even a pull-out toolbox to keep all your standard equipment close at hand and in one convenient place. You have the option of also getting a dust cover if you need a dust collection system to attach to the Makita 2012NB Benchtop Portable Planer.

additional specifications

The weight of this desktop planer is only 61 pounds, which allows for portability. Dimensions are listed as 19-1/64x 30-3/8×15-25/32 inches, ensuring a compact design for desktop use. You will receive the planer, knife set, a set of two magnetic holders, wrenches, and the detachable tool box in this kit.

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