Contmeplating a Makita 2012 Planer (older version)

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Forum topic by rlrobinhood posted 05-02-2012 02:15 AM 2800 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2012 02:15 AM

HI all,

I found a used Makita 2012 planer for sale locally. This is the older model that has a permantly mounted cutter head and the table adjusts up and down for thickness. The seller is asking $200 with the dust hood and an extra set of blades. It looks well taken care of. What do you think about the price? Any good tests to run it thorugh before buying?

Thanks a million. This will be my first planer and I’m only a hobbyist. So I don’t need anything industrial, but do want something that is accurate and will help make woodworking enjoyable.


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#1 posted 05-02-2012 03:33 AM

The problem with some of the old Makitas is the feed rollers.
The stuff gets hard and cracks and falls off and the cost to get
it redone is over $150.

Other than that they are fine planers. Make sure you check
the rollers.

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