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Makita 2012NB 240v Portable Planer Thicknesser

£482.50£503.20ex. VAT

The Makita 2012NB Portable Planer Thicknesser is ideal for professional carpenters that need to trim boards to a consistent thickness. Its compact and lightweight design makes it easy to transport and a large material capacity means that you can get more done in one go.

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The Makita 2012NB 240v Portable Planer Thicknesser, a must-have tool for professional carpenters and DIY enthusiasts alike.

Introducing the Makita 2012NB 240v Portable Planer Thicknesser, a must-have tool for professional carpenters and DIY enthusiasts alike. This high-performance tool is designed to trim boards to a consistent thickness, making it an essential part of any woodworking project.

The Makita 2012NB is powered by a robust 1650W motor, delivering a no-load speed of 8500rpm for efficient and precise planing. Despite its power, the motor operates with minimal noise, ensuring a more comfortable working environment. The planer's compact and lightweight design makes it easy to transport, while its large material capacity allows you to accomplish more in one go.

One of the standout features of this planer thicknesser is its unique downward pressure mechanism. This feature ensures a smoother finish with minimal snipe on stock, enhancing the quality of your work. The depth stop is easily adjustable, allowing you to set it anywhere from 3mm to 100mm for the desired thickness of stock.

The Makita 2012NB also prioritizes user comfort and convenience. Its fine depth adjustment feature improves accuracy, while the downward pressure system prevents sniping of the timber when feeding in materials.

This product is supplied with a wrench, a magnetic holder, and a dust extraction hood, providing you with everything you need to get started.

In summary, the Makita 2012NB 240v Portable Planer Thicknesser is a powerful, versatile, and user-friendly tool that delivers exceptional results. Whether you're a professional carpenter or a DIY enthusiast, this tool is ready when you are. Purchase today and experience the quality and reliability of Makita tools.

Key Features

Model Number2012NB
Power Sourcecorded-electric

What's in the box

    • 1 x 240V Planer Thicknesser
    • 1 x Wrench
    • 1 x Magnetic holder
    • 1 x Dust extraction hood

Product specification of Makita 2012NB 240v Portable Planer Thicknesser


4.8 / 5

Based on 53 reviews

Great easy to use practical piece of equipment

Michael Becker, 18/09/2023

I bought this to replace a Triton which, broke whilst under warranty. Although this was going to be replaced free of charge, excellent service FFX, unfortunately there were none available and I couldn’t afford to wait for the replacement to arrive. I putt the monetary difference too and upgraded to the Mikita. Why didn’t I get this in the first place? The build quality is amazing, so strong, sturdy everything that I have come to expect from Mikita. Straight out of the box there was no snipe, with the Triton I had to allow 150mm to each piece so the snipe could be removed, leaving enough straight stock. There is massive difference in the loudness of the two machines, the Makita being so much quieter. There is a depth stop making repeated cuts easy and precise. Would I recommend the Makita? Undoubtedly. Yes it’s more expensive, you do however get what you pay for.

Riggers, 23/03/2023

Superb machine. Only had it just over a week but used it a number of time already and it gives fantastic results. I have heard people comment that other makes are noisy but the Makita 2012NB is really NOT noisy. Service from FFX was faultless.

Mr. W, 28/02/2023

Arrived damaged, still awaiting a replacement after 4 weeks........

Matt Klass, 03/01/2023

Well engineered and powerful thickness planer.

Andrew, 05/10/2022

I have only used this thicknesser for about 2 weeks and as far as I can tell it is an excellent product. The first pieces I put through the machine came out as though they were sanded to about 220 grit. It is the first time I have used a thicknesser so have nothing to compare it to, but I am extremely pleased with the Makita 2012NB and the results it produces.

Damien Norris, 01/10/2022

Very good quality and fast delivery

Steven Macfarlane, 30/09/2022

Works really well on rough oak, to give it a really good finish.

Antony Davis, 19/08/2022

It does everything it says it does and planes to a lovely smooth finish.

Mr Hanger, 25/06/2022

It has performed flawlessly so far. It is very easy to get a good finish as long as yo don't try and bite a phenomenal amount at a time. The feed mechanism is smooth and reliable.

Paul Farr, 18/06/2022

A great machine and ready to use straight from the box and next day delivery

Mr king, 03/06/2022

Fabulous! Never seen such high quality cuts. Accuracy and quality unexpected.

Bob Stead, 12/05/2022

Does exactly what it says

David Miles, 01/05/2022

Only had the unit for about a week, but so far have been very pleased with it. It's sturdy and the height adjustment seems reliable and the cut has been very smooth.

Barry, 28/03/2022

Great piece of kit! I chose this machine because of its size and weight. It is heavy but manageable at 28kg. Other machines that are slightly lower in price were both larger and heavier. As a hobby woodworker/DIYer I was apprehensive about spending this much on a machine but the results are worthwhile and I have used it far more than I expected. The machine is robustly constructed and the height adjustment is consistent and precise. If like me you have limited space in your workshop and need a genuinely portable machine then I recommend this machine. Purchased from FFX who usually deliver the next day, even at a weekend.

S Brown, 12/03/2022

Lovely bit of kit. Have been using it to smooth and thickness sapele? from old pallets - very hard wood - but beautiful finish with this tool.

Victor Blackburn, 02/02/2022

Brilliant bit of kit

Mr anthony clark, 12/01/2022


Pete, 19/12/2021

Powerful simple and excellent site tool.

Jeremy Lamb, 14/12/2021

Brilliant service so quick and efficient. Best Price on the market for the Makita Planer.

Steve Ziegler, 09/12/2021

Brilliant planer - I had to replace my Triton TPT125 after it packed up - that is a great planer for DIY use but this is more like a professional one which is just what I needed

Customer, 08/12/2021

I’ve only used this on a few practice sessions. I bought it for a few projects I have planned for after Xmas. For the few times I’ve used it so far I am very pleased with it. The reason for only four stars is because I haven’t used it for any projects yet but I am confident it will do the job required of it.

Alistair, 06/12/2021

I had an old Axminster cast iron oplaner thicknesser, problem was it just kept going out of alignment, and was only 250mm. As it took ages to set it up i decided to bite the bullet and buy the Makita, its portable and solidly built, and powerful too. It has a fixed table and a moving cutter head to vary the thickness, this means you can set it up on a bench and have fixed height in and out feed tables. It performs perfectly, i am considering going for the spiral cutter upgrade in the future but for now this is perfect for hard and soft woods. FFX sent this quickly and in perfect condition. Recommended bit of kit. Of course it only thicknesses, shame Makita dont do a matching jointer.

Nic, 30/11/2021

Very good mashine

Mr Oleh Fedorchuk, 20/11/2021

Works so well. Excellent buy.

PETER HARRISON, 18/10/2021

another ace product from makita!

robert leach, 14/10/2021

I had a Triton planer thicknesser prior to this which worked it's ass off for 3 years. And I destroyed the feed rollers by my own stupidity. I could have replaced rollers for £50 . But thought I would treat myself to a more upmarket Makita . What a mistake . The feed rollers on the Makita are crap and it's nothing but a pain to use. If this wasn't my busiest time off the year I would have returned this Makita. The good people at ffx offered a return even after me throwing out the box . Highly recommend ffx. But don't recommend Makita planer thicknesser. I honestly think I will be buying the metabo thicknesser very soon as the Makita one will drive me nuts. I don't even think it's faulty I just think it's a design issue with the feed rollers and the springs there mounted on.

James, 14/10/2021

Superb planer, smooth beyond comprehension. No need to sand after. Only just got it so will review again when had good use.

Mr A Douglas, 11/10/2021

Good product

Mr Vitalie, 07/10/2021

Disappointing long delay in getting this from FFX due to Makita out of stock issues. I eventually cancelled my order with FFX after waiting several months without a getting any reason although I had contacted both FFX and Makita direct. In the end I noticed that the item was eventually available in Sep so I ordered on the 19th ( Sun ) and it was delivered next day - excellent service

Mr E Sargent. MBE, 03/10/2021

I like it very to mobility and very fine finish . Highly recommending :)

Andras Nagy, 29/09/2021

Fast delivery from FFX Ltd. Excellent build quality from Makita, like the incremental cut height adjustment and extraction hood feature. Produces a smooth finish and is quiet in operation.Too early to comment on long term reliability but I am reasonably confident this thicknesser will give years of good service

Customer Richard Irvin, 21/04/2021

Makita's 2012NB is a good machine. Very sturdy, with no discernible movement when running through planks if wood. However, the fold down tables cannot be levelled to the bed. It's completely impossible. The only thing I could do us build an auxiliary bed with adjustable feet that goes through the machine. I then built a sled to which I hot glued the warped planks with shims. The finish is beautiful, but takes a lot of work to get there. Very little snipe, which can easily be sanded away.

DozyMareDesigns, 10/03/2021

Quality from Makita!! Excellent Service & Super Fast delivery from FFX A*****👍

Wrighty, 25/02/2021

Bought it couple of months ago and I can say that Is a great quality machine, very silent comparing with other brands ... I’ve been planning some oak and the results are close to perfection ...

ADRIAN MOGA, 11/02/2021

Arrived when they said. Well packed. Worked out of the box.

Andy - touring Europe July and August 2015, 11/02/2021

Only used it today for the first time, the finish is unbelievably good, on pine and beech, no noticeable snipe. The machine is much quieter than I expected, another plus.

George , 29/09/2020

Very sturdy and reliable

Geoffrey Morris , 19/08/2020

First Thicknesser I've ever used but find it easy and produces good results.

Pete, 19/08/2020

My first portable planner. Look promising!

Sveinbjorn Egilsson, 28/08/2019

Very good machine and excellent delivery service to Southern Spain. Can buy in Spain for €200 more !

Colin Ellum, 01/07/2019

So pleased I went for the Makita instead of the cheaper options

Tibor Aladics , The Secret Trailer Co, 31/05/2019

High quality machine. It perfectly performs its mission. The instructions must be read carefully and it is better to download them from the net.

Jaime Aules Martinez, 01/03/2019

nice makita

TJ, 22/02/2019

I used my Makita to 280 x 280 oak planing. There was no problem. I thought the machine was a toy but it is not There is a very strong engine Vacuum cleaner is an unbeatable extra equipment. You need good vacuum cleaner

Mikko , 21/09/2018

Fast efficient delivery. Great price. Worked straight out of the box with minimal setup required. No signs of snipe. Excellent service.

Dave Stephen, 18/05/2018

Absolutely fab. Tried many portable planers, but this one is absolute winner... So got one for myself.

Eliza , 04/12/2017

Good price, good service. Will definitely continue to purchase items from FFX.

Robert Morrison, 10/11/2017

Very pleased with this - cuts uniformly and to perfect smoothness on a variety of soft and hardwoods. Minimal snipe (almost undetectable with a small piece) and does not labor even with a 300mm wide maple board. Feels very well made. Its quiet (for a thicknesser) - it whispers in comparison to the Clarke one a neighbour has. At 27 kg its just about liftable on and off by bench. Requires 75mm tubing to connect to dust extractor.

Kevin Knights, 31/07/2017

Calidad de acabados impresionantes,madera perfecta

Pablo S�nchez Soler, 21/07/2017

Compact machine with high performance.


I've only used the planer for a few days, but so far I am very pleased with the performance.

Bj�rn �rleskog, 19/09/2016

Good results with the limited use so far.

NEIL H THOMSON, 13/05/2016

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Makita 2012NB 240v Portable Planer Thicknesser

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