Inherited a Makita 2030 Planer Jointer. Got no use for it.

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10-24-2010 10:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: makita planer jointer 2030 question

Hi Guys, when my father passed away, I inherited his Makita 2030 Planer Jointer. I know he hasn’t used it much. I had it for 5 years now and used it ONCE! I’m sure it could be better used by someone else.

Can someone tell me what it is worth? My father changed the rollers about a year before dying and my best guess is that it has less than 100 hours on it.

Also, if you are interested in it, contact me directly at

Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 10-24-2010 10:43 PM

Sorry I’m not familiar with the Makita jointer

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 12:54 AM

Sorry, I’m not familiar with the Makita either.

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#3 posted 10-25-2010 03:36 AM


These don’t seem to sell for a lot of money now, maybe $500 on the high end. I don’t understand that, they’re some of the best planers out there, far better than the lunch-box toys people pay a lot of money for. If I was you, I’d just keep it and use it. I’ve got a 2040 that I’ve used for 30 years and it’s still the best planer I’ve ever been around. It’s not as fast as some but the results are better than you’ll get from other machines.

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#4 posted 11-05-2010 11:58 PM

These machines are coveted by the few who know them, but it may not be easy to find a buyer. Their only failing is that their high-speed universal motor screams like a banshee. I bought one with feed rollers that needed to be replaced for CDN$200 (the roller repair cost US$175 at Western Roller Corp in Bend, OR). Makita and others still sell blades. It is even easy to hook them up to dust collectors with simple shop-made connectors.

They can be a reasonable priced means to use rough lumber in a compact machine that is built to last. I am happy to have found mine.

There is currently one on sale in Barrie (near Toronto) for CDN$1000 on I have seen them on ebay for US$800-900.

Good luck,


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#5 posted 11-07-2010 01:26 AM

Hi: I may be interested. Where are you located?


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