Makita 2012NB 12″ Planer with Interna-Lok Head Clamp

Last updated: August 31, 2019

A 15-amp, 8,500-RPM motor gives the Makita 2012NB 12" Planer with Interna-Lok Head Clamp the necessary power to take on even the most challenging jobs. You can change blade easily, thanks to a build meant to make this process as painless as possible. Lightweight design makes this planer easy to transport from one job site to the next. Its quiet motor will also keep noise to a minimum.

Makita 2012NB 12″ Planer with Interna-Lok Head Clamp

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: In addition to running quietly, this planer is easy to move from job site to job site thanks to its lightweight design.

In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the Makita 2012NB 12" Planer with Interna-Lok Head Clamp placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Makita 2012NB 12 in. Portable Planer delivers portability and productivity with a compact design, quieter operation, and faster, easier blade changes. It features Makita’s exclusive Interna-Lok automated head clamp to eliminate snipe for improved planing performance. The 15 Amp motor delivers a no-load speed of 8,500 RPM and lower noise (only 83dB). The Makita 12 in. planer is engineered for finish woodworking and is ideal for cabinets, closets, staircase, furniture, and more.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

distances itself from competitors with an easy blade change system and quiet operation
Compact with less weight for easy transporting to the jobsite, Engineered for faster, easier blade changes
4-post design with a diagonal cross for an improved stability
Interna-Lok clamp system. Light enough to move from place to place. Sturdy cast-aluminum build.
- Cozzy
e Makita 2012NB 12-inch planer is small but powerful enough to easily take with you to any job site no matter what type of materials you may be working with.

What reviewers didn't like

several customers wished it came with a dust collection shroud
No sensor to let you know it’s too hot
Overheating can be a problem. Snipe isn’t eliminated completely.
- Cozzy
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