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Forum topic by LaDrew posted 04-28-2016 01:14 PM 679 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LaDrew

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04-28-2016 01:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: powermatic 54hh jointer assembly

So I ordered a brand new Powermatic 54hh. Below is a picture of one of the mounting holes in the bottom of the bed that hasn’t be tapped, at least I think. It looks pretty simple three holes, three bolts, three holes in the stand. But the holes are smooth. Am I doing something wrong? Am I that tired? Please make me look like an idiot and tell me I’m doing something wrong.


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#1 posted 04-28-2016 01:47 PM

La drew this is a strange question you didn’t do anything wrong. Call powermatic they have great Customer service.

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#2 posted 04-28-2016 02:08 PM

I was just hoping I was looking at it wrong so I didn’t have to go down that road. I sent them pictures and am waiting on a response.

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#3 posted 04-28-2016 04:14 PM

That’s good.I would like to suggest something while your want for them to get back.Hopefully you have a precision metal straight edge.Check the tables and see if they are flat.And then check out coplane of the tables.Also check the fence for twist.Use your best square to see if the fence is square to the tables.
These are the most important parts for a jointer.
If they all check out excellent I would consider keeping the machine.Even if it turns out that the holes were not threaded and it’s something you can do.
Good luck.

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#4 posted 04-28-2016 11:37 PM

Yeah I have a 50” .003 edge that I was planning checking the setup with, also a dial indicator and gauges.

Anyways, I am not too please with the service so far. After speaking with tech service this morning I sent them an email of pictures above, didn’t get a response back till 1:30 saying there weren’t any pics. Which there were since I copied myself to confirm the email went through. Haven’t heard from them since after many attempts to reach the individual I originally worked with.

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