|Forum topic by BlauSchuh||posted 05-19-2012 04:22 AM||3680 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-19-2012 04:22 AM
Having trouble adjusting the rollers on a used 2040 makita I bought a year ago that I’ve had sitting around until i got around to replacing the roller that had fallen apart.
- When feeding a piece of stock through the planer the blade doesn’t come close to making contact with the stock.
-The cutter is adjusted correctly as described on the decal. the blade doesn’t quite make contact with a straight edge resting along the top of the planer.
-when a straight edge is held underneath against both of the rollers, the blade is a good 1/8”+ too far up. the directions call for the rollers to be 1/32” lower than the blade tip, so both of the rollers need to be raised up quite a bit…
-The new roller is quite a bit lower than the other roller even thought they have the same diameter, so I figured i would start to adjust the height of that roller using the large outside rings on either side and bring the new roller up a bit. The problem is, I’ve rotated the ring as far up as it will go and i’m still 1/8” away from the cutting blade. The ring is now flush with the cast housing and can’t be raised any more.
I’m out of ideas at this point. Any clues? I’ve taken the whole assembly apart to see if there was some crud in the threads and cleaned up everything and still can’t get the rolller to raise enough.
The outer adjustment ring is actually a reverse thread which pulls the roller assembly up as it’s rotated. Once that thread hits the stop on the housing (i.e. out of threads) you can’t adjust it anymore, and that what I am hitting.
Has anyone successfully rotated/broke free the center flat head screw that sits inside the ring? I tried like heck and couldnt budge any of them. What purpose does it have.
I’ve seen the various documents from Maklita and can’t really make sense of them.