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Forum topic by 2X4 posted 11-06-2008 01:40 PM 4724 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2008 01:40 PM

Hello, I recently acquired a 2040 Makita Planer, and I am trying to find the owners manual. The planer needs some work, and before I start to use it I want to be safe. Thanks Dave

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#1 posted 11-06-2008 03:09 PM

Here’s a link I found for all the replacement parts for it. Using google, all I found was people asking the same question as you.

-- Julian, Homewood, IL

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#2 posted 11-06-2008 04:15 PM

Hello Julian, Thank-You for the fast reply, I have checked it out, but I need the owners manual on the adjustments, for the feed rollers, and things. Thanks Dave

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#3 posted 01-11-2009 09:00 PM

Did you get your planer running? I was wondering how you like it. I had a 2040 about 20 years ago.

-- David, Southern Indiana

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#4 posted 01-12-2009 02:27 PM

Hello David, I did get it running, but it had issues, the roller guide setting screws are shot, I have them on order. Hope to get it back in great shape soon. I would love get a hard copy of an owners manual, or any copy of an owners manual, Thank for the response Dave

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#5 posted 01-12-2009 02:57 PM

I did not find anyone with a copy that wanted to send it to you free but it seems like you can purchase what you need here:

This internet world that we now live in is amazing and at the same time very scary. It seems like there is nothing that can not be found on the world wide web. I just don’t know how to get to it all. Hope this helps.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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#6 posted 01-13-2009 08:19 AM

Hi Dave, I recently bought a nos 2012. I phoned makita and they sent me the manual thru e-mail.

-- My Wife Says I Smell Like Sawdust............

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#7 posted 01-13-2009 12:54 PM

Good Morning Dusty, and Dan, Thank you for the response, Dusty I did try to use the link you sent me and I had no luck getting it to work, probably it is me, computer illiterate. Dan, I will try to call Makita, see how I make out with that.
I do want to Thank both of you guys, again for your response, Dave

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#8 posted 12-20-2012 06:46 PM

as of 12-19-12 it cost me 209.50 to have j.j. short recover makita 2040 feed rollers. i have a type 1 and had a hell of a time reinstalling them to factory specs. don’t over tighten roller pressure springs, u’ll burn up plain bearing. call me if u want tips or help. mike @ 50eight-33three-933six.

-- wrenchguy mike, nw indiana, armpit of the nation!

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#9 posted 12-20-2012 06:48 PM

It’s on Makita’s website as a PDF: Click Here

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Mark Smith

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#10 posted 12-20-2012 06:50 PM

Nevermind! I didn’t notice that the original post on this was from 1505 days ago!

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