Makita Planner Model 2040 Trying to disassemble

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Forum topic by BigDavesvette posted 05-22-2011 09:16 PM 1192 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-22-2011 09:16 PM

I just bought a used Makita Planner, Model 2040, I am having trouble raising or lowering the deck, after a lot of work and oil I go the deck to drop a couple of inches, stuck again, I started removing the head to get to the cylinders and hopefully cleaning will help, ANY SUGGESTIONS?

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#1 posted 05-22-2011 09:28 PM

Are you sure it’s not choked with saw dust thats quite common on these things get it blown with a compressor and oil well with wd 40. No grease or thick oil .It’s worth a try anyway. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 05-22-2011 10:35 PM

I had a 2030 once. Same problem. You’ll have to take the whole
thing apart, clean and lubricate the parts. I think it moves up and down on
bronze bushings and the tolerances are pretty tight, making it an accurate
machine but also prone to freezing up like this.

I didn’t do the take-apart actually. I saw what I was getting into (I’d
bought it in frozen condition) and sold it to a guy who knew about the
machines and was motivated to do the work.

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