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Blog entry by Bradford posted 03-15-2010 07:47 AM 1225 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a Powermatic 66 at an online auction web site. I paid $350 plus $135 processing. After rental of a truck I drove 158 miles to York PA to pick up the saw. Upon my arrival back, I set up the mobile base, slid the saw onto the lift and moved it into the shop. We pulled the motor, pulled the worm gears, blade, wheels and everything else. I sanded away all the old paint, and repainted it with the closest color I could find. It had a hammered look when dry. The magnetic switch was mounted to the plate. More cleaning was needed to the inside. The blade had to be cleaned with Bit&blade cleaner. After much cleaning, everything was re-installed, the top was mounted and squared to the blade. We spent a lot of time waiting for a simple 3 prong dryer plug to be delivered. A long drop cord was made and plugs were mounted. We left a 3 foot pigtail from the magnetic switch. I mounted the rails and fence. The Incra 1000SE was installed and calibrated. A test cut showed 90 degree square. A zero clearance insert and a custom push stick were made on the router and scroll saw. Sand paper was mounted to aid the grip on boards. The table is now set for the next project.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president



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jerryz

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 08:04 AM

Pictures, pictures we looove to see pictures…..

hehehe… Enjoy your re-newed toy

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Dennis Fletcher

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 12:17 PM

Sounds like a lot of work. Would love to see before and after pictures.

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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EEngineer

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 01:57 PM

Yep… without pictures it didn’t happen.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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WolfRiverCreations

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#4 posted 05-06-2010 01:10 PM

Nice job… I’m about to purchase a Powermatic 66 as well. It also is a 3-phase and I’m looking for a single phase motor. May I ask what you paid for yours and the switch from the factory? Thanks

-- Mike, Shawano, WI, Wood... Therapy for the masses.

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Bradford

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#5 posted 05-06-2010 03:12 PM

$669.00 from WMH tool group Inc. (Powermatic’s parent company)

WMH TOOL GROUP

Ph.: (800-274-6848) www.wmhtoolgroup.com

I’ve found that every part that I needed, was cheaper to go to the source. Give them the serial # off the saw so they can match the exact part you need.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Bradford

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#6 posted 05-06-2010 04:15 PM

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/29494
pictures from the before and after.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradfordwoodworks/4339166212/

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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