Makita 2040 Planer Restoration #2: Sourcing a new handwheel

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Blog entry by Sarit posted 01-25-2012 12:43 PM 6188 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Seems like I’m always working on too many restoration projects at once. I guess one benefit is I can order parts for multiple projects and save on shipping.

So although I’m not actively working on this I do need to buy some parts from Grizzly and I just happened to find some handwheels that look like a good replacement. Even the bore is a perfect match. I just need to know what diameter the original one is since grizzly stocks a couple sizes. Does anybody have one of these planers?

You can see in the pic below, the previous owner’s attempt at fashioning a replacement handwheel out of wood.

This is what the handwheel looks like ($28):

This is the grizzly version ($7.75):

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 05:15 AM

I have a Makita Model 2030 that has the same set up. The hand wheel is 7” dia. .

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 06:49 AM

Thanks oluf!

One task down, only 999 more to go :)

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 11:11 AM

Sarit I bought a makita 2030 to restore a couple of years ago.
One of the list of things I need to replace is the same hand wheel.
The cheap plastic wheels that were used on these machines just don’t hold up.
What are your plans with your machine?

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#4 posted 07-07-2014 01:36 AM

Sarit, Did the grizzly hand wheel work?

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#5 posted 07-07-2014 06:22 AM

I think I emailed grizzly and the inner diameter was wrong. I haven’t figured out what to do in the mean time.

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#6 posted 12-04-2014 03:05 PM

Good day eh! I have several parts still available. I will make a list and post what’s available shortly.

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