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.
Separate Jointer and Planer Functions
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.