Makita 2030 Joiner/planer
Hi all. This is my first post here, and marks my return to woodworking after about a 25 year absence.
A little background, (skip if you don't want or need the info). My Dad retired in 1980 and built a shop. He drew me into the hobby, and we worked in his shop on both separate and joint projects. We both bought tools, and we bought some tools together. We had great fun. He died in '92 and I lost access to the shop. The tools have been in storage since then in an unheated barn. There is at least some rust on almost everything, and a lot of rust on a few other things. I finally have a shop again and have moved all the tools into it. Most of my time so far has been restoring tools and making jigs. (Working on the Sears Craftsman 10" tablesaw today, and the blade stopped moving up or down when the handle is turned - but that's for another post if I can't figure that out)
Here's my question - I have the above planer, but there is rust on every unpainted surface and the feed rollers need to re recovered. I have not been able to locate much of anything on either removing the rollers, or how to disassemble the planer. And I'm not anxious to rebuild it anyway. However, I don't think I can afford to get a new planer of the same quality. So I am torn. I may just bite the bullet and fix this one, but I would consider selling it to a good home - if it is worth anything.
Comments and/or advice appreciated ~ Ron