|Forum topic by Kelly||posted 08-13-2015 12:16 AM||652 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
08-13-2015 12:16 AM
I have a Powermatic six inch jointer (PM 50) sitting in my shop. It needs knives and gibs and such for the head, as well as a motor, pulleys and a belt.
Even if I went for the Helix head, I figure I could get it flying for $550.00. An alternative is, for one thousand, including tax and delivery, an 8” Grizzly G0490with standard knives.
The parts folks on line reference a gib assembly, but I don’t know what all it includes, or if I need one for each knife. At around $67.00, if one for each knife, and adding the cost of knives, especially if I went for carbide, it’d be time to look in the direction of a Helix head. Anyone know if the assembly is for the entire head or one blade? Here’s the site: http://www.ereplacementparts.com/powermatic-6in-jointer-parts-c-32549_32560_289694.html
So far, information indicates I should limit the motor to a [good] 3/4 horse running at 3450. However, when I call the motor people, they want to know which kind. For example, does it call for a 56 frame, or a 145 frame, or . . . Anyone out there know which one is the winner?
I’d appreciate information, and look forward to suggestions.