Question about Makita 2012NB Electric Planers
My Makita 2012NB seems to be slipping, as boards are fed through, it seems to stop feeding momentarily, every second or two, i.e. it "skips." The primary drive belt seems fine, as do the roller drive gears and chain, including the very simple, effective chain tensioner. I have been planing redwood lately. I HAVE cleaned the rollers with EtOH, rollers which looked clean enough already, a cleaning which made no apparent difference, and I DID replace my blades not long ago, but I think they're dull (getting more dust than shavings). I was having this problem then, and don't think new blades made much difference. I think I'll go rotate them. My planer might have 50-100 hours on it. Any OTHER ideas? Do I need new rollers?
My makita2012NB was also slip too. I tried to fix it out then I found if I screwed the screw under the rollers tighter it could reduce this problem.
Posted on Jan 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I just read the owners manual online at Makitausa.com and I don't see the reference to the feed rollers and pressure.. I would look at the condition of the planer blades to ensure they are sharp and not pitted. Then I would look at the feed rollers for being out of round. Let me know, it has been a couple years since I worked on one of them.
Posted on Jul 01, 2010
Have you cleaned your rollers? I must admit, I'm having this problem with my 2012NB, I HAVE cleaned the rollers (with ethanol), and have taken the side covers off, and the drive chain and gears look just fine, as does the primary drive belt. I ran the planer with the covers off, and although the gears and belt seem fine, the planer still skips (or slips). I think probably your blade is dull, creating drag (I replaced mine not long ago, but have been planing a lot of rough lumber). I still haven't gotten to the bottom of it, but I think the rollers are slipping, I just don't know why yet.
Posted on Nov 28, 2012
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