Planers are extremely useful power tools in many situations. These power tools are made for rough-scribing panels, trimming extension jambs, fitting and beveling doors, and straightening framing lumber. The best machines have easy-to-read, accurate scales and reliable knobs that spanned the power tools' full cutting ranges in one turn or less.

Makita is known for its wide range of high performance corded and cordless power tools and accessories. Makita power tools such as power planers help craftsmen worldwide build just about anything.

Makita owes its reputation for manufacturing supreme quality cordless and corded power tools (such as power planers, drills, and mitre saws) largely to the drive and determination for improving performance. Makita was founded in the early 1910s and has since expanded across US, Canada, Europe, Japan, and China. In the late 1950s, Makita introduced their first corded power tool and today Makita is one of the largest power tools manufacturers in the world with a line of over 350 products.

Makita has many different corded and cordless power planers in their line of power tools like Makita N1900B 4 Amp 3-1/4-Inch Planer and Makita KP0810 7.5 Amp 3-1/4-Inch Planer. We are going to look specifically at the Makita 1912B 7.5 Amp 4-3/8-Inch Planer and Makita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer with Interna-Lok Automated Head Clamp.

Wanting to varnish or paint old floorboards in your home Makita 1912B 7.5 Amp 4-3/8-Inch Planer is perfect for the job. Makita makes some of the best power planers on the market and this machine is no different. This $389.40 corded power tool from Makita is short length (14 inches) and light weight (9.3 pounds) made it maneuverable, easy to transport, and easy to use. The planer has a cutting width of 3-1/4 inches and total table length of 11-1/2 inches for large work pieces. Cutting speed, smoothness, quality, dust collection, and efficiency are great. The powerful high-performance Makita motor is a perfect match for the maximum cuttinMakita 1912B Planerg depth (the depth is rated at 1/32 inch). It is able to produce a deep, wide cut that really churned out the shavings. This Makita planer offers the best combination of performance, low noise, power, and price. But on a downside, there is no dust collection port.

The powerful motor can go up to 16,000 no load rpm. Other relevant features include 2-blade cutter head, fast blade-changing process, lock-on trigger for continuous operation, and a centerline balance with D-handle grip. It is one of the highest rated power planers out there today.

Makita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer with Interna-Lok Automated Head Clamp is well worth the money. is very well built and sits on a sturdy stand. This excellent corded power planer's cutting speed and performance was good enough for impeccable finish work and fast enough for the framing and carpentry jobs. It features 4-post design and diagonal cross supports, 15 AMP motor and a 1-year warranty. Changing aligning blades on this planer is a fast process. But this power tool is not for everyone. It is especially designed for professionals and serious woodworkers. The Makita 2012NB is a high perfoMakita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer with Interna-Lok Automated Head Clamprmance-high cost power planer meant for heavy duty applications, when the highest grade results are required. It is designed to handle the toughest jobs, but still be easy enough to use one-handed. At around 68 pounds, it is not exactly lightweight. It is relatively quite (only 82dB) during planning when compared to other power planers on the market.

The high performance motor can go up to rotation speeds of 8,500 rpm. It is capable of handling stock up to 12 inches wide, 1/8 inches deep and 6-3/32 inches thick. It also features an excellent standard fence and effective dust hood.