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Blog entry by randyb posted 07-01-2009 02:42 PM 794 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m am so excited! I finally figured out why my old Powermatic 66 table saw wouldn’t start. I have been working on this problem for a week now, I really feel bad for all of the names I called it. along with the guy I bought it from. The breaker for my 220 was only on one leg of the shop power! you would think for an aircraft mechanic I would have caught that pretty quick huh. It doesn’t matter, It works!!!!! I love the sound of the big cabinet saws when they power up, kinda like an old jt8 engine, Can’t wait to cut some wood. Now I have to get it all tuned up and put together. My shop is a mess so I don’t know where to put it. I have a really nice jet contractor saw that I have used for a few years I really hate to part with it especially since having two table saws would be great! but a router and a lift would also be nice to have, the way the tool budget is one has to make sacrifices. for now I’ll use what I have.

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#1 posted 07-01-2009 02:57 PM

Big congrats on the new saw and also for figuring out what was wrong. When you get it all together and running….post some pics !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 07-01-2009 03:00 PM

it’s always nice to have 2 saws ,
especialy when 1 is set up for dados !
or you are making jigs ,
and need to cut some new piece without moving the jig to do it .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-01-2009 03:05 PM

Hey it happens to the best of us. I would love to have the room for 2 saws. Happy woodworking

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 07-01-2009 03:13 PM

Hey Randyb,
Think carefully about parting with the second (Jet) saw…...because as David said and I fully agree…..two saws are a big bonus…..very handy indeed.

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#5 posted 07-02-2009 03:52 AM

I am so glad to hear my thoughts on two tablesaws are echoed here. I will post photos of my saw soon. It has had a busy life in a cabinet shop, I had to scrub a lot of glue from the entire saw. now that I know it runs I am getting everything in place and set up. I have also secured an Excalibur sliding table, I am wondering if it will be worth the space it will eat up.

-- I was going for that distressed look

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