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Posted on Powematic 60 8" Jointer, Good deal? [EDIT] It's mine! Check out the thread for photos and video.

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#1 posted 10-24-2012 05:45 PM

I was able to talk to the actual owner of the machine and he struck me as a great guy to buy tools from. He had it for for over 20 years and seems to have maintained it well, replaced the blades with carbide blades, had them sharpened regularly, and claims he checked it for parallel every time he used it (seems excessive but I’m OK with that).

I did a little more digging and it’s being sold by a small machinery wholesale company that has been around since the early 90s. It’’s about a 3 hour drive each way though so I’m inclined to let them just deliver it.

That’s interesting about powermatic letting the castings sit before machining, I’m sure the asia tool companies don’t do that.

Thanks for the help, with any luck this will be a tool that lasts longer than I do.

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