Makita 2012NB Planer Blade Change- How to change or flip the blades on a Makita 2012NB Planer using rare earth magnets to hold the blade. I bought this planer used and did not have the tools or manual for replacing the blades (knives). Makita gives you a magnetic blade holder, but I did not have that. Turns out it is easy using small rare earth magnets from Harbor Freight to hold the blades in place and install them.
Here is a good deal on blades for almost half the price of Makita on Amazon Powertec Blades. Watch my youtube video above to see how I did it. The blades are 2 sided so often you can just flip them.