makita 2030n feed roller shaft

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Forum topic by segelflieger posted 12-12-2018 01:23 PM 385 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-12-2018 01:23 PM

Greetings to all, newbie here
Please excuse this post, there has been much said about these feed rollers but here is goes….
Recently purchased a 2030n and noticed the infeed was jerking as the machine was planing. I cleaned some sap from bed support rollers thinking this might help, it didn’t… Removed the infeed rollers today thinking i might find one egged…. Well when i remove the gear on the outfeed side roller noticed metal shavings… Well long story short, It appears previous own installed the roller shaft bearing block wrong when he had the rollers recovered.. The roller shaft is horribly scored, so I am in search of a new shaft. As you all know they are not available new…. Does anyone have a old roller they might want to sell?

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#1 posted 12-12-2018 11:43 PM

If a part can’t be found, I’d take it (the original) to a machine shop and hear their thoughts. I’d probably have them turn the shaft down and press fit a sleeve on that to take it to the original OD for the bearing or whatnot.

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#2 posted 12-13-2018 12:01 AM

I don’t see how it would be possible to install the plain bearings wrong, or in any way that would cause damage to the roller shaft… although lack of lubrication might cause premature wear. Anyway, since you have the original shaft, it should be fairly easy to take to a machine shop to either buildup the damaged area and then turn it down to size, turn it smaller and insert a bushing/sleeve like Fridge suggests, or just turn a new shaft (there isn’t anything special about it in terms of machining). Once you have the repaired shaft, then you can get someone like Western Roller to re-cover it.


PS: There are a few aftermarket suppliers who suggest they still have them in stock – just do a google search for the part number. One of them may actually still have one sitting on the shelf.

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#3 posted 12-13-2018 12:44 AM

Thanks guys for the response,,, I will post a pic of the block and shaft damage… besides that this machine is in excellent shape. One hobby owner its whole life, norust, nada….
Yea I have access to a machine shop, that is the next option…Just put it out there to see if anyone had one laying around… (Rebuilt a PM combo sander that had to have a shaft made due to wear.)

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