Wanted - Makita 2030 tensioner (or donor machine!)

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Forum topic by MrUnix posted 06-20-2012 08:18 AM 999 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-20-2012 08:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: makita 2030

Hello everyone! I’m in the process of restoring a Makita 2030 planer/jointer and there are some parts that I just can’t find.. the tensioner arm is my primary focus (Makita part number 163112-1) at the moment. Looking for this part or a donor machine that I can scavenge parts from. I’m in North Central Florida and am willing to drive a few hundred miles if needed. Thanks!

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#1 posted 07-02-2013 01:26 AM

Plenty of views, but that seems like a unique machine. I looked it up and it does look awesome.

In my own planer frustration, I just checked out a 10” combo jointer planer by jet at $499.

Some brutal reviews, however. This would be a perfect solution for my very limited space. If it could perform.

Your makita seems like a great option too. Just those pesky discontinued parts.

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