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Review by 1thumb posted 04-27-2022 10:22 PM 1016 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Nice little planer. High RPM rate (17000) to weight (5.7 lbs) Good balance. Ergonomically sound.

Dial in depth gauge in front turns both counter and clockwise but depth only changes if turned clockwise. Also it goes past ‘0’ for some reason. Don’t like that. But the material removed is what dial says it will be. (-) .5 star for dial mechanism. $169 for planer, case, fence, blade gauge and wrench

-- WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH --




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#1 posted 04-28-2022 01:59 PM

I bought a Makita N1900B back in the ‘90s. It’s come in handy many times.

One upgrade I found is their set of carbide blades.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 04-28-2022 10:19 PM

I emailed Makita re dial issues, they told me to return it so I am. Quick reply. Emailed them last night and heard from them this morning. Dial was bothering me. We’ll see how replacement does

-- WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH --

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#3 posted 04-29-2022 12:58 AM

I just bought the battery version and love it. I suspect that there may be a reason for the negative setting, but I don’t know it. Maybe it goes negative so that the bottom of the groove on the out-feed is flush with the blade at the minus setting.

Really liked this video on How to tune up your hand planer for best results. Interesting that this guy (who seems extremely competent) takes out the pop-up lever that props up the planer when you set it down to avoid accidentally chipping the blades. I’ll probably do the same. It does seem to get in the way

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#4 posted 04-29-2022 01:47 AM



It does seem to get in the way

- Sark


It does get in the way when you start anywhere but the end of board

-- WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH --

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#5 posted 04-30-2022 07:35 PM

I always thought “passed zero” was for the protection of the blade, as it would recess it relative to the front shoe position.

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