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Offline HowardH

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Makita or Rikon lunchbox planers
« on: June 02, 2018, 10:54 PM »
I'm in the market for a small portable planer.  Both the Makita 2012NB and the Rikon 25-130H look like decent units but the Makita, from what I can tell, runs a bit quieter.  The Rikon has a helical head which in theory, should run quieter than a unit with regular straight blades.  The Rikon is also has a capacity that is an inch wider but it's a couple of hundred dollars more expensive.  Has anyone had any experience they could share about either one?
« Last Edit: June 02, 2018, 11:10 PM by HowardH »
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