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11-22-2014 08:08 AM

My Makita 2030 planer/jointer exploded! - 5 replies

But in a good way :) Cheers,Brad

11-12-2014 08:14 PM

Material for scroll saw portraits - 11 replies

I’ve read all over the place that the preferred wood for portrait work is 1/8” baltic birch. Problem is, that stuff seems pretty darn hard to find locally (1/4” is about as thin as I can find). I’ve done a couple of pieces using lauan found at the big box store, and they have turned out really well, so I’m wonderi...

07-03-2014 07:28 PM

Makita 2030 bellows alternative?!? - 12 replies

Makita says they are discontinued and no longer available.. the usual aftermarket parts suppliers (ereplacementparts, toolpartsdirect, mmtoolparts, etc..) can’t get them either and don’t have any in stock according to all the responses I’ve received from them. When they were available, they ware like a $5 part. So now IR...

06-23-2014 07:19 PM

Foot switch - Momentary or push on/push off? - 10 replies

I am looking at getting a foot switch for my SS, but am not sure what type would be best.. either the momentay type or the push on/push off version. Was wondering what preference others have and why? Cheers,Brad

06-21-2014 09:12 PM

Delta 40-601 SS rehab help - 19 replies

A couple of weekends ago at a yard sale, I ran across a Delta 40-601 18” scroll saw that I couldn’t resist taking home with me. It worked, but it couldn’t keep a constant speed and varied from dead slow to super fast. The PO told me that it had a bad speed sensor and had already yanked it out (it was sitting on top of the mac...

07-03-2012 02:11 AM

Is this LJ site advertisement woodworking related?!?!? - 28 replies

For a while now, one of the random ads that appear on this site seems a little out of place.. I understand the wood working related ones like the big Laguna one up top, or the various suppliers of woodworking accessories and such. But this one.. well.. now that I think about it, it might just have something to do with “wood” after ...

06-20-2012 08:18 AM

Wanted - Makita 2030 tensioner (or donor machine!) - 1 reply

Hello everyone! I’m in the process of restoring a Makita 2030 planer/jointer and there are some parts that I just can’t find.. the tensioner arm is my primary focus (Makita part number 163112-1) at the moment. Looking for this part or a donor machine that I can scavenge parts from. I’m in North Central Florida and am willin...

06-01-2012 05:45 PM

Sourcing obsolete Makita parts - 16 replies

Hoping someone here can help me out! I’m Looking for pointers to locate an obsolete part for the Makita 2030 planer I’m restoring.. specifically the chain tensioner which somehow went missing and was gone when I bought the machine. eReplacementParts had them listed as available, so I placed an order with them only to find out 3 wee...

05-20-2012 11:23 PM

Makita 2030 planer jointer help - 14 replies

Hello all! New guy around here, so be gentle :) For the past few years, I have been doing some restoration work on old woodworking machines. For my latest project, I have a Makita 2030 planer/jointer that I’m going to do a full restoration on. I would typically seek assistance over at OWWM, but even the mention of an asian machine over...


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