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Forum topic by kenpike posted 11-03-2014 02:49 PM 1061 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-03-2014 02:49 PM

Just bought a 2030 with both feed rollers completely disintegrated & nothing left but the shafts. I would like someone to measure the dia. of their new rollers for me. This is the 2nd one of these I have bought with the same problem. I rebuilt the 1st set of rollers using the cheapest hockey pucks I could buy. Pucks were centernbored to snugly fit the shaft, glued to the shaft & stacked to each other with PL Premium construction adhesive. Froze them in the deep freeze then had a buddy turn them down in his metal lathe to the correct OD (which I wrote down & have since lost). They worked awesome. So if someone could measure their rollers for me I will attempt the same repair again. Thanks.

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#1 posted 04-09-2016 03:12 PM

I have the same machine and am now facing the same problem. Recovering the rollers will set me back $90-$99 per roller, so I am considering the ‘hockey puck’ solution. Has your repair stood the test of time? Can you offer any advice regarding the repair process? What is the finished dimension of the roller, covered? .I don’t have access to a lathe, but I’m thinking I could probably turn the pucks down with a router-and-cradle assembly—seems worth a shot!

-- Lazlo

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#2 posted 04-10-2016 03:10 PM

I bought 2 of those machines to refurbish & re-sell. Got them dirt cheap because of the rollers & surface rust on the tables. The re-furbed rollers worked awesome as stock fed well with no slippage. Don’t have roller dia. but found it on line from one of the companies that recovers them. Only problem I had was the PL Premium adhesive is super strong but when taking a heavy cut on the lathe (even though rollers were frozen in freezer overnite) the glue would soften up a bit. Not a problem in operation as they turn slowly & generate no heat. 1st planer left the pucks full size but on 2nd unit I made a small circle cutting jig for the bandsaw & cut the pucks 1/16” larger than finished dia. I also made a jig for the drill press to center the re-sized pucks to bore the shaft hole with spade bit I ground for the correct shaft dia.
Both machines worked great & would not hesitate to have kept one for my own use if I had needed it. That long bed jointer was the smoothest cutting jointer of all the ones I have owned or re-sold.

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#3 posted 04-10-2016 08:47 PM

Western roller can resurface your roller. There’s other places out there as well. You get options on durometer.

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#4 posted 04-10-2016 09:05 PM

More than one company can re-coat them, whole point of my post & Lazlo’s inquiry was not to spend a bunch of $$ if I could come up with a satisfactory way to do it economically myself.

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#5 posted 04-10-2016 09:12 PM

I measured my old ones (as indicated in this thread about the 2030) and they came up just shy of 2”... I also had some recovered by Western Roller and they are much better than the originals and probably anything you could come up with by gluing up hockey pucks… would recommend them highly.


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#6 posted 04-10-2016 10:08 PM

“probably anything you could come up with by gluing up hockey pucks…”

I guess you wouldn’t know unless you tried it would you?

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