Makita 2040 Broken Roller Shafts

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Forum topic by rocketjeremy posted 01-07-2013 07:16 AM 746 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-07-2013 07:16 AM

Hello all….first time poster in search of some help.

I was passed down several pieces of woodworking equipment from my father including a Makita 2040 planer. He is a fantastic woodworker who build the house I grew up in from the ground up and owned a woodworking business for many many years using this very planer. He ran into a problem with it when he needed to replace the infamous feed rollers. After shelling out the expensive price for a brand new set of rollers when the originals wore out and replacing them, when he began to use the planer again the unit seemed to bind and the shafts of the rollers snapped. I believe he tried to repair/replace them again after this to no avail. He moved on to another planer and had this one stored until giving it to me.

What that brings me to is looking for advice on what I should be checking into to repair the unit. I know it is beloved and I’m very interested in getting it back in shape. I hope to do this without having to go through a lot of expensive rollers. Any thoughts on where I should be looking. Could it be the chain, sprockets, bearings etc? I think he may have replaced the bearings the shafts of the rollers go through. Is there someone that has done a re-build on one of these that knows how to refresh the machine from top to bottom?

Any advice on how to get started? Thank you in advance!!

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#1 posted 11-19-2013 11:37 PM

Hi, Jeremy-

Did you ever get anywhere with your Makita 2040?


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