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Makita 2040 Planer Restoration #2: Sourcing a new handwheel

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Blog entry by Sarit posted 812 days ago 4726 reads 0 times favorited 3 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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oluf

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#1 posted 811 days ago

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 811 days ago

Thanks oluf!

One task down, only 999 more to go :)

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#3 posted 811 days ago

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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