Powermatic 50 Renovation/Restoration

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Adam Gordon posted 03-07-2016 02:03 PM 552 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
View Adam Gordon's profile

Adam Gordon

1 post in 837 days

03-07-2016 02:03 PM

Hi all – I am newbie to this excellent forum. Been getting into woodcraft for the past couple of years and gradually adding to my small shop. Now, I’m no machinist, but over the weekend I picked up a Powermatic 50 jointer. She’s probably older than me, but seems to run just fine. My plan is to overhaul it, and I thought I would ask for any advice I could get. Cosmetically I am planning to have it stripped and powder coated to match the original. Mechanically it appears to be sound, but there is one area of damage. The edge of the in-feed table immediately next to the cutting head has a number of chips – it looks like the head was misadjusted at one point and the blades took some bites out of the table. Do I need to have this repaired, and if so, what’s the best way to do so? Googing around has not yielded much in the way of helpful knowledge.

Here are a couple of photos:

Many thanks in advance for any input on this project!

Cheers, Adam

-- Adam, Arlington VA

1 reply so far

View SirIrb's profile


1239 posts in 1257 days

#1 posted 03-07-2016 03:12 PM

I would get an acct at The have a collective amount of knowledge of all non oriental machinery that is over 20 years old. You fit in that group with this machine.

Nice machine.

I would scribe a line and file it straight again. But thats just because I like to get everything just right. It will run fine without it from what I can see in the pics.

See you at OWWM.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics