Recently retired and heading back into the shop. It’s been awhile and anxious to get busy on some projects.
I have recently acquired a Makita 2040 and discovered this post. Albeit 2 years old I was hoping for some assistance and to share my experience.
The table was rusted solid on the posts. I disassembled the screw assembly and applied a combination of 50% acetone to 50% ATF (another post discovery, works great) over a 3 week period. A well placed bottle jack and a few pumps later and POW! the table broke free and I was able to jack the table and cutter assembly off the posts. Applied a little Naval Jelly and then polished up the posts with some emery cloth, applied some WD40 and with a little coxing, and my son’s help, was able to ease the table back onto the posts. We manually raised and lowered it a few times and it glides smooth as butter. However, in this process I had to do more than unscrew the lead screw, it got thrashed along the way, so I need a new one of those and a couple of other parts, but the rollers are perfect and with the rest of the rust removed (the table was the worst) I believe I will have a great workhorse for years to come.
I see that canadianlumberjock had some spare parts. Still the case? with all that said, glad to be aboard.
-- Ray in Santa Cruz