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Forum topic by Mars72 posted 11-07-2009 07:19 PM 915 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2009 07:19 PM

I have been looking at saws for quite some time, both new and used. There have been some pretty good deals on Uni-Saws. In fact I almost purchased a used Uni-Saw about 4 months back. I am glad I did not though. A cabinet maker friend of mine, who I buy my lumber through, is selling his old Powermatic 66, Extended table, Accu-fence, with a full size Jet dust collector. This saw is about 18 years old, no rust. He has taken very good care of it. When he opened up his new shop he got a 5 hp saw and hasn’t used this one. I do not have picts yet. I am afraid to post his price because based on my research, it is such a good deal that some one will swoop in a pick it up before I can. :) (He already told me it is mine when I have the cash.)

So, out of curiosity, how much do you guys think this setup would generally run for?

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#1 posted 11-07-2009 07:24 PM

I think you have done the right thing. You will not be disappointed. Congratulations!!

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#2 posted 11-07-2009 07:36 PM

BTW, I know the 66 does not have a riving knife. Is there a retro-fit kit to add one?

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#3 posted 11-07-2009 08:00 PM

I think it would be worth what you are willing to pay. The price for one person may or may not be the same to me. An older PM 66 is a great saw. Given its age when you get it I would seriously consider replacing the arbor bearings and possibly the motor bearings as they are getting to the end of their life expectancy. The last thing you want to have happen would be to spin a bearing on the arbor and then have to to the expense of replacing the arbor, a fairly expensive proposition. The bearing for the arbor are easily replaced and will run in the neighborhood of $12 each.

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#4 posted 11-08-2009 01:39 AM

Sounds like you have found a good deal. I bought my Powermatic 66 used a couple of years ago. Its a 98 model and I paid $1600 for it. Its 3 hp and it came with the back and side extension tables, and about 4 or 5 Forrest blades. and several zero clearance inserts. It runs like a champ. You can see it in my shop pixs. If it has a horizontal bolt sticking out behind the blade, you can order a series of different riving knives from LeeWay Workshop. He also can send you a quick release lever so its easy to take it on and off. I bought mine from him and he does a great job. Just be prepared to wait for about 8 weeks to get it since he’s very busy. Maybe if the saw is 18 years old they didnt use riving knives back then…I’m not sure.

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#5 posted 11-08-2009 01:43 AM

sounds good

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#6 posted 11-09-2009 11:37 PM

I think this saw is older than 18 years. It is metalic green. I understand they switched to the gold color in 1982. I Need to write down the serial to decipher the exact year this was made. Still at $600 for both the saw and Dust Collector is a good deal.

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#7 posted 11-10-2009 12:05 AM

http://wiki.owwm.com/PowermaticSerialNumbers.ashx

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