Table saw cabinets

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Project by denniemac posted 12-29-2011 05:54 AM 46756 views 38 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 1983 Powermatic 66 I picked up at an auction. Got home and found out it had a 3 phase motor so I bought a new 3 horse motor which put my total price for the saw at $650.00. It had been painted gray so I refinished it and built an extension table and put cabinets under them. The cabinets are made of Ash and the drawers are 22 inches full extension pull outs. The right side is 46 inches from one side to the other. On the side I keep some jigs for the table saw.Left side has a door with 4 pull out drawers.

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 06:03 AM

Very nice arrangement!

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 06:03 AM

Very nice job and a good price too

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 06:05 AM

Fancy setup. very nice

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 06:14 AM

Nice job!

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 06:18 AM

Wow that is so very nice . The cabinets look like they belong in a custom home.

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#6 posted 12-29-2011 06:46 AM

Great buy on the saw and wonderful work on the cabinets, very well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 12-29-2011 07:08 AM

Got you beat on the saw price but this setup is utter luxury !!!
You still got a great buy even with having to buy a motor .
Great job on the restore and cabinets .
Now you need a right angle drive to get the tilt wheel out of that tight space .


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 12-29-2011 07:35 AM


Two questions; 1) did you have to pick up the saw and provide insurance to the auctioneer? Some autions I have seen, or all, require a $1,000,000 insurance policy to hold the auction and seller harmless or you can’t go in and get the saw. A few have provided loading at extra cost, but few. Lucky buy even with the motor. Beautiful setup, good workmanship and organization. Too neat and clean. No sawdust to speak of. 2) Where’s the stop switch?


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#9 posted 12-29-2011 08:08 AM

Awesome use of space –
I don;t have that big a show and keep my unisaw on a mobile base – but love the storage, especially that it is available on all sides

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#10 posted 12-29-2011 10:46 AM

Wonderful work space.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#11 posted 12-29-2011 12:07 PM

What a nice set up. Tons of storage and a great work area. What type of fence is that? I don’t think the STOP is big enough… LOL Great lookingshop!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 12-29-2011 01:11 PM

nice cabinets, saw, and setup.
Time to make sawdust.

-- Steve--

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#13 posted 12-29-2011 01:35 PM

Steve, no I didn’t have to provide insurance. Had some buddies with me and we loaded it up on a trailer. As for the sawdust I cleaned my shop for two days cause I was having a couple guys over to make toys for kids,so I figured then would be a great time for pictures. the stop switch came with it but man what a great switch as I run my wood through the end I can just bump it with my knee and cut it off it’s great.

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#14 posted 12-29-2011 01:41 PM

very nice looking. more ideas for me

-- Angular error is proportionate to the distance run

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#15 posted 12-29-2011 03:04 PM

Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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