Makita planer roller replacement

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Forum topic by ukulelejohn posted 11-06-2011 06:06 AM 3211 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2011 06:06 AM

Topic tags/keywords: makita rollers planer repair jointer

I’ve got an old Makita 2030 jointer-planer whose rollers went south a few years ago. I’m ready to recondition the old girl, but would appreciate any tips on removing the rollers to get them recoated. I’m a little anxious about stripping the phillips screws that appear to be holding the spindles. Any tips from those who have done it already?

-- John, Santa Cruz

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#1 posted 11-06-2011 06:36 AM

I worked on a sears table saw that was made either in the fourty’s or fifty’s and I used Power Blaster penterating oil and waited 24 hrs. between spraying several times. Each time I got ready to spray the screws I would take a good cheap phillips screwdriver and tap the pretty hard and then spray them. I tried to turn them each time being sure not to damage them, in about a week they started to turn. this thing set in a open air barn for about 20 years before i started this. I sprayed the whole table and is stayed wet for about a month or so. i am sold on this stuff, I have been a mechanic on trucks nearly all my life, best i have ever used. Be sure to hold your nose { it stinks bad }.

-- David, Center,Texas

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#2 posted 11-07-2011 05:51 AM

Go to the top of this page and in the surch box type Mikita Model 2030 planer. There is lots of information there. I have changed mine years ago and it was very simple.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#3 posted 11-07-2011 10:41 PM

Who are you planning on using to recover your rollers? I’m getting ready to do the ones on a Jet JPM-13 I just picked up. I’m thinking of going with polyurethane from Western Roller since the stock rubber coated ones cost $100 each!

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why

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#4 posted 11-08-2011 08:15 AM

No experience here, but Western has had lots of positive reviews. Anybody else?

-- John, Santa Cruz

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