Ma kit a Portable Planer

Portable planers brought planing capability to legions of woodworkers on a budget. Now Makita has an entry in this field. The Makita Model 2012 compact planer is a good balance of capacity (it'll handle stock up to 12 in. wide and 6 in. high) and weight (52.8 lbs). The automatic-feed rollers pull stock through at 26.2 ft. a minute, past a two-blade cutterhead rotating at 8.000 RPM. The maxi mum depth-of-cut ranges from Vm in. to V32 in. depending on stock width. The 120-volt motor draws a healthv 12 amps. Disposable, double-edge planer blades are easy to change. An optional dust-collector hood and support stand are available. (Price: $885)

■ Makita USAt inc., Dept. AWT, 14930 Northatn St.. 1m Mirada, CA 90638, (714) 522-8088.

contains six sanders—four concave sanders (Vn-in., '/:-in., '/»-in., '/.»-in.), one flat surface sander, and one sanding pad. The convex set contains four convex sanders (Va-in., '/:-in., Va-in., and '/i-in). (Price: concave set, $4.25; convex set, $2.95) ■ The Wbodwvrkers ' Store, Dept. AWT, 21801 Industrial Blvd., Rubers, MN 55374, (612-428-2199).

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contains six sanders—four concave sanders (Vn-in., '/:-in., '/»-in., '/.»-in.), one flat surface sander, and one sanding pad. The convex set contains four convex sanders (Va-in., '/:-in., Va-in., and '/i-in). (Price: concave set, $4.25; convex set, $2.95) ■ The Wbodwvrkers ' Store, Dept. AWT, 21801 Industrial Blvd., Rubers, MN 55374, (612-428-2199).

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