Makita 2030 feed roller question

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Forum topic by JBurt posted 10-15-2013 04:54 AM 2678 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2013 04:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: feed rollers makita jointer planer

So I know that the feed rollers are the weak link on the 2030’s. I bought one several months ago and I really like it. It surely is a workhorse. I have noticed lately though that sometimes the boards get stuck and I have to push/pull them through.

The feed rollers looked ok at a glance so I decided to take them out and look at them and here is what I found:

I think at some point someone had the rollers recovered but instead of urethane or solid rubber it looks to be like there are several rubber rings glued to the roller. The problem is that some of them have come loose, as seen here:

So I was wondering if there was any kind of glue that I could use to hold down the rubber. The rubber itself is in very good condition and I know western roller does a great job, but I can’t see spending that much money if some glue will work. Especially since I’m still in school and it’s just a hobby that my wife thinks takes up too much time.

The good news is that everything else looks and functions great. Fantastic machine.

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#1 posted 11-24-2013 03:05 AM

Man, I’d say bite the bullet and get them recovered. There’s just no way those rubber deals will ever work nearly as good.

Tell your girl its an investment, duh

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#2 posted 11-24-2013 09:52 PM

Gluing them down would probably work as a temporary alternative, but eventually you really should get them recovered propertly. Until then, I’d try something like 3M 1300 Scotch-Weld Neoprene High Performance Rubber And Gasket Adhesive 1300.

It’s specifically designed to glue rubber to metal.


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#3 posted 11-25-2013 04:18 AM

Thanks for the replies guys. I went ahead and glued it with E-6000 glue on the recommendation from a mechanic friend. We’ll see how it holds up. I’ve put a few hundred board feet through it so far with no problems. Eventually I’d like to have them recovered through western roller, but if my $4 glue solution gets me through the rest of college (1 Semester!) I’ll be more than pleased.

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