I ran across a guy who has a Makita 2040 industrial planer and I am in the market for a planer and so…
The machine is missing the infeed and outfeed rollers (about $250 for each assembly) but he is only asking $150. Other than the missing rollers it looks and sounds like it is in good shape, blades are sharp, no rust, etc.
I do a lot of rough wood, mainly walnut (I do gunstocks) and so an industrial machine is appealing. However, so is a new DeWalt with the three knife cutterhead and a warrantee.
So, anyone have any experience with this planner? Especially on figured woods.
On a funny note, the guy didn’t know the rollers were missing and was about to show me how well it worked…lucky for me and his care (right behind the machine) I was checking it out and noticed the rollers were missing.
Okay, went through the archives and it is clear this is a great machine. However, needing to get BOTH roller assemblies makes it not a cheap machine. Anyone know of someone who sells USED parts for these?
Edited 9/26/2005 7:12 pm ET by MichaelPB