I have the Makita 2012NB planer. I have had it since 2001 and like the planer. If you have a little snipe, you just have to adjust the set screws on the in feed or out feed table depending on which end of the board is sniping. The blades are a breeze to change - it takes about 10 minutes.
My only complaint is the height of the stand. If I was half as tall, it would be perfect. I plan to make a cabinet that will act as a stand for the planer.
Rich (the Yooper)
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