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Makita 2040 Planer Restoration

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Blog series by Sarit updated 01-25-2012 12:43 PM 2 parts 16750 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: Disassembly

03-28-2011 10:48 AM by Sarit | 17 comments »

From what I’ve read, the makita 2040 planer seems to be one of those well built machines that keeps on running year after year well after many other name brands have bit the dust. I bought this on CL for $65 dollars and its gonna need a lot of work to get it up to my standards. The $65 will only be a drop in the bucket when I’m done with it… shhh!!! don’t tell my wife. The 400mm is equivalent to a 15 1/2” planer. First things first, I have to get th...

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Part 2: Sourcing a new handwheel

01-25-2012 12:43 PM by Sarit | 5 comments »

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 plan...

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