|Forum topic by TMoose||posted 381 days ago||1061 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
381 days ago
I recently bought a Makita 2030 combo jointer/planer off craigslist. Seems like it could be a great machine, I did my homework, but I think I might have gotten burned. Needed a belt, The rollers needed recovering, and I noticed play in them so I assumed bearings as well… I got a good price, but…
When I got it apart tonight, I found the rollers had eaten all the way through the outside (non-jointer side) bearings and taken a bit out of the cast iron – about 1/8th inch heavy… so much for an egged out bearing. Oi. So now I need new rollers (they are pretty chewed up), bearings, and the drive belt, and I’m not sure if it’s even a good idea to proceed with this machine… Parts alone are looking like 500-600, without fixing the iron.
I’m thinking about a little fill in with some jb-weld? I’m not too big a fan of the stuff, but this seems like the application for it. A bit worried about what happens if this rattles out! Also concerned about having a void behind a part of the bearing if I were to do nothing but replace the bearing… Any opinions out there?? Anyone need parts :)?
A bit bummed…