Makita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer - best benchtop planer

The Makita 2012NB is around ½” smaller than both the WEN 6550T and the Dewalt. However, it’s certainly a step up in both performance and quality over the two tools. Better yet, this is by far the noiseless benchtop planer you will ever find. It only produces 83 decibels, to be exact.

In addition, you will have a hard time finding a benchtop planer that can deliver more reliable and better cuts than the Makita2012NB. Unless you’re willing to sacrifice thousands of dollars.

This planer accepts lumber of up to 6 3/32” thick and 12” wide. The infeed and outfeed tables also provide sufficient support for long boards of up to 2×10. If you’re also the kind of person who likes to consider customer reviews before buying, I urge you to check out Makita 2012. You’ll find that this machinery is top rated in most, if not all, retail sites. Its only downside is its price tag.

Pros and cons of Makita 2012NB

  • The best benchtop planer inbuild quality, engineering, and performance
  • Extremely quiet for a planer
  • Retails with a detachable toolbox
  • One of the lightest benchtop planers
  • Boasts an attachable dust collection port
  • Only one year warranty
  • Very expensive