Woodworker's Journal did a focused-piece on power planers, and gave Makita a sidebar mention for its seven-tool line-up. But they reserved special recognition for the KP312.
Makita 12-1/4" Planer (KP312)
The KP312 has a powerful 15 AMP motor with 12,000 RPM and delivers a cutting width of 12-1/4" - great for "truly massive jobs" like planing wide panels or extra-large structural beams.
The KP312 is part of Makita's growing line-up of power planers and other best-in-class woodworking solutions For more on Makita power planers, including the powerful KP312, go here.