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Forum topic by Adam Gordon posted 03-07-2016 02:03 PM 228 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Adam Gordon

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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


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SirIrb

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

I would get an acct at OWWM.org. 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.

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