|Jointing width: 155 mm|
|Max jointing depth: 3 mm||Tables length: 1500 mm|
|Type of Cutters: 2 standard blades||Fence Tilt: 90-45 °|
|Fence length: 730 mm|
|Planer width: 304 mm|
|Max depth of cut: 1 mm||Table length: 600 mm|
|Feed rate(s): 11m/min|
The Makita 2030 is a vintage jointer planer made of mostly cast iron. What makes it special is that although it is a single machine, the jointer and planer elements are separate. This means you have no conversion time from one function to the other.
On most modern jointer planers, both the jointer and the planer use the same cutterhead. On the Makita 2030, however, there are two cutterheads. These are driven by a single belt from a motor in the base of the machine.
The planer element is very similar to that of the bigger, industrial-grade Makita 2040, just smaller. The jointer is relatively thin, but with very long (1500mm) tables, making it excellent for edge jointing.
At 125kg the machine is very heavy, probably thanks to it being mostly made from cast iron. Its feed rate is quite high, making it less suitable for woods with difficult grain. However, there was also an extra sprocket set that could be changed to set the feed rate to a lower speed.
Replacement Blades: Finding replacement blades for the jointer of the 2030 is a bit difficult. There were some genuine blades for the jointer available via Amazon, but they seem to be unavailable now.
For the planer there are Freud blades, also on Amazon, that should fit the Makita 2030.
Interesting, solid machine that is great for people who don't need to face joint.
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All the specs and options for the Makita 2030 Jointer Planer
|Weight (standard configuration)||125 kg|
|Motor Voltage||1x 230V 1x 115V|
|Extra Features and Options|
|Blade sharpening holder and stone||Option|
|Low speed sprocket set||Option|
|Jointing width||155 mm|
|Max depth of cut||3 mm|
|Tables length||1500 mm|
|Type of cutters||2 standard blades|
|Fence length||730 mm|
|Planer Width||304 mm|
|Max depth of cut||1 mm|
|Table length||600 mm|
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