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Forum topic by GuthrieStudio posted 07-18-2017 10:29 PM 617 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GuthrieStudio

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07-18-2017 10:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer planer makita 2030 combo jointerplaner

Hi everyone,

I’ve been lurking and learning on these forums for quite some time but this is my first post. I read all the rules but if I step out of line please feel free to let me know.

I unexpectedly picked up a Makita 2030 (because when one shows up locally you don’t say no right?) about 6 months ago that I intended to restore. Unfortunately I haven’t yet found the time to do so and don’t expect to be able to anytime soon so I think it’s best if I pass it on to someone else so it doesn’t sit and fester.

- I ran a few board feet through it when I first picked it up to make sure it was working and get a sense of it’s overall condition.
- The motor is strong and smooth and the drive belt is in good shape.
- The knives currently cut well enough but should probably be sharpened or replaced to start fresh.
- All free spinning rollers are in good shape although some have a bit of slop at the bearing IDs and would benefit from having them replaced.
- The feed rollers (surprise surprise) need to be recoated. I spoke with Western Roller in Oregon and verified they still offer recoating for these. They charge around $72 per roller plus shipping with a 1-2 week turnaround.
- Some of the original fasteners were replaced by the previous owner with miscellaneous non-originals so if I were keeping it I would swap them out.
- The height gauge for the surface planer appears to be missing.
- The set screws for the fence guides were both missing when I picked the machine up and one of them has an oversized hole where I’m assuming one of the previous owners drilled and tapped a stripped original.
- The original switch has been replaced with an aftermarket DPST toggle switch

I started cleaning it up when I first got it and it’s looking pretty good. Im confident it will be a great machine for someone after it receives the mechanical refresh it deserves.

HF stand and rolling base come with the machine.

I also have copies of the original manual and parts list.

I am in Auburn, CA and I work from home so my schedule is flexible for anyone who would like to come see it.

I’m asking $340 for it as is. If my number is way off I’m sure you all will let me know.

Thanks for looking


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#1 posted 07-18-2017 11:13 PM

I unexpectedly picked up a Makita 2030 (because when one shows up locally you don’t say no right?) about 6 months ago that I intended to restore. Unfortunately I haven’t yet found the time to do so and don’t expect to be able to anytime soon so I think it’s best if I pass it on to someone else so it doesn’t sit and fester.

I did the same thing… and now I have two of them! But restoration isn’t for the faint of heart.. there are quite a few parts involved:


(See Here)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 07-18-2017 11:26 PM

If the rollers are near new, you might be close on price. I just turned one down that needed new rollers. It was $125. I didn’t turn it down because of price though. I just didn’t have time to dedicate to it right now.

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#3 posted 07-24-2017 07:47 PM

Sold!

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