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08-23-2017 06:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer wood surfacer lp2501 225048-3

I recently purchased one a garage sale. I have seen youtube videos how great the product works.
I am looking for an Owners Manual. I am unable to locate on online. I called Makita, I received one from them. However, it’s only 5 pages. No instructions how to set-up and use machine.


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#1 posted 08-23-2017 07:04 PM

Super surfacers were tested and reviewed in
Fine Woodworking #38. There may be some
tips in the review.

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#2 posted 08-23-2017 10:09 PM



Super surfacers were tested and reviewed in
Fine Woodworking #38. There may be some
tips in the review.

- Loren

You manage to find the most obscure stuff, Loren. It’s truly amazing. Anyway, I have that issue, and it’s just a two-page review of the Makita and Hitachi. They sold for $2700 back in 1983 when the article was published. It also mentions an “essential” sharpener for $600 to $1500. I assume the prices are for the two brands, but they don’t mention the cost of the Makita sharpener.

A web search for the tool turns up a link to a LumberJocks post with a short video of it in action.

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#3 posted 08-23-2017 10:41 PM

There was one for sale in my area I wanted
for awhile but the price was more than I
was willing to pay. While I waited for the
seller to drop the price, somebody else
bought it.

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#4 posted 08-24-2017 07:07 AM

What makes these better than a regular planer?

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#5 posted 08-24-2017 09:14 AM

It has only one fixed blade working as a power fed plane, really a rare power tool, I think it was intended as surface finishing and not as a regular planer as we are used to work with, so you must shave with very thin passes. good luck with finding out a manual.

-- the good woodworker feels what the tree wanted to become

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#6 posted 08-24-2017 02:49 PM

there is another video here
https://youtu.be/AO4EKv8_9ts
of a Makita LP1812, i think a similar model. Hope this can help somehow.

-- the good woodworker feels what the tree wanted to become

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#7 posted 10-14-2017 08:44 PM

I’ve had one. They are super cool tools. If you have 2 blade for it you can Have a jig made for it that is very simple and accurate. It requires very sharp blades.

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