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Old 04-10-2009, 07:39 PM   #16
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I am still looking for information on a Makita thickness planer. The one on youtube seems to work fine. Any one had experience with these? Mine will not feed the lumber through the blade. I have tried different angles and adjusted it to the miniminum thickness. There does not seem to be enough traction between the wood and the belt feeding the wood.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:21 PM   #17
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you got any pics of this machine you can post yet?

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Old 01-10-2013, 04:01 PM   #18
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I am still looking for information on a Makita thickness planer. The one on youtube seems to work fine. Any one had experience with these? Mine will not feed the lumber through the blade. I have tried different angles and adjusted it to the miniminum thickness. There does not seem to be enough traction between the wood and the belt feeding the wood.
Any help would be appreciated.
Larry
I know it's been a few years since you posted this, but do you still have the Makita planer? Did you get it working right?
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I still have the planer but have not had a chance to get it working correctly. I need to try sharpening the blade. I have the same one that is on you tube under makita single blade planer or precision planer. I am in grand jct co. Larry
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Hi Larry -
I'm just relaunching my guitar building business after many years away from it, and sad to see these are so hard to find! I've been wanting one for a long time and it seems many of them got tucked away in a corner and not used much. But that makes them hard to find!
I know the blade sharpness and, as I recall, the microbevel on the blade were critical to making it work well. Your description makes it sound like something may have happened to the belt, though. Does the belt move, but not the wood? Or does the belt stop, too?

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #21
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The belt moves fine. It continues to run when the wood stops. The wood can be pushed thru. There are some surface cracks on the blade but not to bad. I do not think the it has had much use. Elevating screws and everything else work well. It starts easy and seems to run fine. Larry
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I'm going to guess the "chip breaker" blade is set too far from the edge of the cutting blade. At least I know the same symptoms with a hand plane could easily be caused by that. I've heard that some people put sticky belt dressing on the feed belt to try to force it to push the wood through. That, of course, won't fix the problem.
This particular approach to finish cuts just doesn't seem to resonate with folks used to rotary blades and abrasives, I guess.
If you decide to sell it, let me know. I'm just a 15 hour drive away!
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I would like to seel it, Is it worth $250.00 to you.
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I think that's a reasonable asking price if it has all the parts and runs like you say. Any chance you have a picture or two?

A realistic way to get it here might be a factor. Would you be willing to have it shipped? I think that would be cheaper than a 2000 mile round trip.

This could work out.
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Larry -
I took some guesses on size and weight and it looks affordable to send it via freight. Even UPS seemed reasonable. So, if you can measure it and guess better than I about the weight, then the question is if they need it crated, on a palette, or as is. If we can work out all that for ~ $450 then I'll be game.
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It measures 39" long 25" high 28" wide it weighs about 150 pounds maybe 200 pounds attached to a pallet. i could attach it to a pallet and haul it to a local shipping company if that works. My zip is 81504.
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I have sent these measurements for a shipping quote and will let you know as soon as I hear from them. I'm moving to a new house and shop/studion on February 1st, so our timing is good. I hope this will work out. And I hope you're having a good weekend.
Have you been able to get a picture you could email?
Thanks.
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I haven't. It is in the corner of my shed and it is cold out there. I will try and get some in the next week or so. It looks and sounds just like the one you tube. Larry
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Larry,
I'm ready to put my faith in this old planer. The shipping will be a bit more than I hoped, so if you're willing to take $200 I'll be happy enough to send money now. We'll need to talk about the timing so I can arrange with the shippers.
I'll be in my new shop space on the first (!) so I'm ready to receive it after then.
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I'm ready to put my faith in this old planer. The shipping will be a bit more than I hoped, so if you're willing to take $200 I'll be happy enough to send money now. We'll need to talk about the timing so I can arrange with the shippers.
I'll be in my new shop space on the first (!) so I'm ready to receive it after then.
Hi again Larry - I've gotten moved (mostly) into my new workspace. And I got a better quote in shipping, so I can meet your asking price! If you can send a picture before I send money, I would most want to see the blades. Thanks.

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