Makita - 1912B Power Planer - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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1912B Power Planer

Makita - 1912B Power Planer

This smooth-cutting planer from Makita is best used for wide boards and framing

$219.00 (As of 9/1/2003)

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Editor's Review: The Eight Best Power Planers

review date: September 1, 2003

Although its cutting width was the greatest of all the tools we tested, this planer moved briskly through wide stock at its maximum cutting depth. That depth was rated at 1/16 in., but the depth-of-cut knob was able to rotate another full turn to permit an actual maximum of 7/64 in. This planer's powerful motor was able to produce a deep, wide cut that really churned out the shavings. This workhorse excelled at straightening rough framing lumber. It is best used for wide boards and framing.

pros:Powerful motor, cutting smoothness among the best in our survey.

cons:No dust-collection port, short fence, no blade guard or park rest.

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Makita
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-462-5482
Weight 9 lb. 8 oz.
Dimensions 14 in. long
Amps 7.5
Cut 4-3/8 in. wide; 1/16 in. deep
Standard Blades 2 carbide

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