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Forum topic by Pete_LJ posted 09-26-2017 02:20 PM 1033 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pete_LJ

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09-26-2017 02:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cl craigslist powermatic laguna lathe jointer

I just saw that a Bethlehem PA VoTech school is acutioning off a Powermatic 12” jointer on craigslist. Deadline for response is Friday, September 29th (3 days away). I have no idea of condition of the machine nor do I know any of the people at the school. But for someone looking for a big jointer, this may bea good opportunity. I have attached pics of the CL ad including the CL email address for contact. See pics below.

PS I believe that this school also has other equipment which they are auctioning off but I can’t find one central listing for other equipment (though I did stumble across an ad for a Laguna CL-1200 lathe which is not working).


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AlaskaGuy

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#1 posted 09-26-2017 02:25 PM

A word to the wise. Lots of schools equipment is 3 phase so be sure to check on that.

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#2 posted 09-26-2017 02:46 PM

it is 3 phase say it in listing

https://allentown.craigslist.org/tls/d/12-powermatic-joiner/6316580989.html

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#3 posted 09-26-2017 04:28 PM

My understanding is that residential locations cannot obtain three phase power. As a result, residential locations must use a phase converter to power three phase machines. I have never used a phase converter but I understand from others on LJ that phase converters can be purchased for a couple hundred dollars. For example, set forth below is a link for a 5HP phase converter from Walmart for $229 (I am not endorsing this brand or model of phase converter -merely attempting to show that they can be obtained for a modest sum). Obviously, someone will need to install the phase converter (and I believe a dedicated 240v service is also needed, two hot 120V phases and one ground).

See https://www.walmart.com/ip/PHASE-A-MATIC-PAM-600HD-Phase-Converter-Static-3-5-HP/40893662?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1122&adid=22222222227028435477&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=61188978729&wl4=aud-310687322322:pla-96585039129&wl5=9006936&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=101593696&wl11=online&wl12=40893662&wl13=&veh=sem

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