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

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#1 posted 09-01-2012 01:14 PM

Ok, we have liftoff!!

I’m extremely happy with the way this all came together. I would advise any new purchasers of the Powermatic 66 to get a buddy to help them put this together. That was wayy too much work for me to do by myself.

Anyway, I’m glad I did it because when the electrician came yesterday he got everything set up and tested! And he did a great job hiding the wires and locating the disconnect and VFD.

I was going to do the wiring myself but I needed some other work done in the house so I managed to trade some cabinet work for all the wiring work.

He moved the 220V 30A dryer power to the disconnect box and connected it to a fused disconnect that connects to the VFD, then the VFD is connected directly to the motor. We had to switch the contacts to get the forward motion consistant with the VFD settings, but that took about 45 seconds.

So now I’m stuck setting up the remote switch. I have the orginal switch to the powermatic, painted green, that I want to use.

Stop is normally closed and on is normall open. That is what I need right? The electrician said i needed two normall open switches, which I don’t think is correct. I think he was looking at the schem and saw that forward and reverse needed open switches….please let me know your experiences!!

And thank you for all of the help and the good reads! I hope my thread can help someone set this wonderful saw up in their shop!!


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