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Posted on Powermatic 66 and Biesemeyer 52" Table Saw upgrade complete!!

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 12:51 PM

Taylor, Welcome to lumberjocks! It looks like you found yourself a great saw. I bought my Powermatic 66 about 25 years ago and it’s still going strong. Mine is a 5hp, single phase, w/52” Biesemeyer fence. It’s been the workhorse for my shop and I love it. As far as setting up your saw, just make sure you go over everything to make sure it’s tight and nothing is worn. When you installed the motor, did you put new belts on? I would suggest you do even it the old ones seem fine. Make sure you replace all three at the same time and get the ones that belong. The saw will run quieter and smoother with new (well adjusted) belts. The fence is the one you will need to spend time making sure it is set up accurately. Check the underside of your fence to see how the wear pads are wearing,(there will be one on each side of the lock lever). You should be able to adjust them to make your fence parrelle with the blade.(actually your fence should be about a 1/64” further from the blade when the wood exits when you are ripping). Once you adjust your fence you can zero it out with the blade. Remember when you change blades you may need to zero out your fence again. Once you have the fence set up accurately, if you cut something the wrong size…...........You have to blame yourself! lol I think you will love your saw and Biesemeyer fence. They are smooth, accurate, strong and reliable. ( both the fence and the saw). It’s a great combination. Good luck and keep us posted.

-- John @

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