Central Machinery 41831 - Fix/Replace Rollers

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Forum topic by pkuhns posted 05-24-2016 02:24 PM 1029 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-24-2016 02:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: 41831 central machinery planer 12 12 planer harbor freight planer planer

Hi lumberjocks – first time poster from Indianapolis with a medium-sized issue regarding my inherited Central Machinery 41831 12 1/2” planer:

I screwed up one of the auto-feed rollers in the planer recently. Basically I put through a board that got gradually thicker and thicker as it went through – until it was so thick it squeezed really hard through the gap and the board tore off the neoprene rubber stuff (black neoprene sticky rubber) on the right side of the first roller.

I’ve been searching for months for ‘replacement rollers’ but to no avail. Possibly maybe another planer product has similar rollers <—>ve really enjoyed it pre-oops.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

—Pete in Indy

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#1 posted 05-24-2016 05:08 PM

Call Harbor Freight. Also rollers for the newer model no being sold might also fit.

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#2 posted 05-24-2016 05:12 PM

Depending on the damage, it might possible to have a company repair it… or if not, then have it re-covered. Lots of places will re-cover them with new urethane, such as Western Roller, which does a lot of the Makita machines (famous for rollers going belly up). They do top notch work, and if they don’t have the exact dimensions already, could use your existing roller to match it.


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#3 posted 05-25-2016 02:47 PM

Thanks for the mention of Western Roller. I didn’t know about them. I need to get the rollers out and see if they match any other planer rollers. They probably do, as – like all things – every single planer is probably made in one Chinese factory (with 2000 employees).

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