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Forum topic by sosna posted 08-04-2011 04:21 AM 3067 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-04-2011 04:21 AM

Hi . could any body help in letting me know if rollers in the makita 2030 should move up when a piece of timber is inserted to the planer.

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#1 posted 08-05-2011 11:39 PM

These rollers should actually be more stationary and not lift at all.
It’s quite possible the bearings have become elongated with heavy use (become more of an oval shape than a circle, causing the lift), it could also be a bad feed roller. Unfortunately they aren’t exactly the cheapest. Hope this helps.

Best luck.

-- chase ||

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#2 posted 08-06-2011 12:29 AM

I thought they should move because every other planer Ive seen does, the rollers a spring mounted in order to accommodate rough lumber and maintain feed pressure for the length of the board, I did a search and found a good diagram at it shows the feed rollers having a bearing block with springs, they should move but should also be quite stiff

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#3 posted 08-07-2011 04:12 AM

Yes, they must move upward as cutmantom says.
In the diagram below, spring #136 sit on top of part # 146 which is a sleave bearing with a square outside shape. This allows the roller to move up about 1/8” max. It is possible that dirt or sawdust has clogged the pathway and the bearing cannot move. Some disassembly may be needed.
It is amazing how the same basic design has not changed much.
The full drawing is at

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#4 posted 08-07-2011 12:35 PM

Hi .Thank you for your fantastic information .I was able to move the rollers after reading the diagram attached by D-Allen. After some cleaning and stretching old springs a spark of life got to the machinery and i was able to use it for the first time . I am making a box from celery top pine tree for may daughter .Thank you again for your help.

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#5 posted 08-09-2011 05:20 AM

Glad someone else has found the joy of the Makita 2030. I have had one for about 1 year, and I am very pleased with mine. If you need a copy of the manual, I can send you a pdf if you send me your email in a pm. The only other discovery I have made is that you can buy the 12.5” Freud blades and cut 1/4” off each end with an angle grinder, to save some money. I found it pretty easy to set up with a dust collector.


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#6 posted 07-25-2013 04:41 AM

I just bought a Makita 2030 and was wondering if anyone especially Negative Zero might be able to either email me a diagram of a dust collection hookup for the machine? Thanks

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