Motor swap for Makita 2040 planer

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Forum topic by RipFence posted 04-12-2015 11:59 PM 611 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-12-2015 11:59 PM

Hello All:
In doing various internet searches I have found a lot of folks complaining about the universal motor on the Makita 2040. Low power, high noise.
I’m interested in switching mine out for a good RI motor but the space available for the motor is very limited. So, I’d be very interested in hearing from someone who has actually done this swap. I have found old posts from 08 and 09 by David Freed who says he did this swap but he no longer seems to be active on woodworking forums. He alludes to it being somewhat difficult and I can certainly imagine that it would be. So, anyone else here actually done the swap or seen one done? Would really appreciate hearing from you or seeing pics.
Thanks in advance,

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