Zinken Compact 21 : Repairs

I bought this unit in Brisbane, Australia. This records details in case they are useful to others.


Bearings were mostly stuffed after 30 years. They are metric and available from standard suppliers. Steel sides (ZZ).

  • Spindle Molder Belt Idler: 6000 (x2)
  • Spindle Molder:
    • 6205
    • 6005 (47odx25idx12thk)
  • Saw: 6001 (x2)
  • Planer: 6304 “ZR” (x2)
  • Drive Shaft (starting closest to motor)
    • 6205ZZ : 52od x 25id x 15thk (1): 6205
    • 6005ZZ: 47od x 25id x 12thk (x2): 6005
  • Square Slider Table Rollers: 626 (x6)

Sources: Applied Industrial Geebung, CBC Eagle Farm


  • Turn the machine on its table to access.
  • The drive shaft retaining bolt (at the end of the shaft) is reverse threaded (M8, 22 long thread).
  • A bearing puller is required for drive shaft with a reach of >110mm


Must get custom made. Used type F1, GT 10P, 1.6mm from Forbo

  • Saw: 815×25
  • Planer: 930×25
  • Molder: 1050×25
  • Feed: 750×15

Sources: Forbo Virginia

5 thoughts on “Zinken Compact 21 : Repairs

  1. Hi Brett I have acquired a ZC 21 and don’t know how to use it or if I would use it. I was just wondering if you know what it would be worth? It has all the attachments and instructions with it. Regards Damien

    1. I paid $1000 for a machine with all key parts. Motor ok. Belt old but ok. It needed new bearings and a fair bit of work.

  2. Hi Brett,we have a Zinken 21 compact type 79 machine that requires three new prismatic locking bars,if you can help we would like a price including freight to New Zealand.
    regards Jim

    1. I have a Zinken 21. I have been trying to find replacement locking bars for the planer head. The old zinc ones have expanded and cracked.
      I have been speaking to an enginer in Wellington who can make 3 new ones for around NZ$600. Not sure if anyone has good originals for sale ?

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