Need Help Identifying Powermatic Jointer and Nucraft Model 100-help please!

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03-19-2011 06:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tip jointer router tablesaw refurbishing

Okay jocks, I need your help; I am the proud owner of a mystery Powermatic Jointer and need help identifying it. Also, I have a Nucraft Model 100 cast iron router table/extension wing and am unsure about what to do with it….

Quick background:

Jointer: I bought this jointer about seven years ago from an estate sale. I used it about twice before I left for college and then it sat in my garage with the raccoon king for the past 5 years. It came with a huge 2×4 framed, plywood covered, well built base and a very nice but unoriginal motor. I removed the base as it placed the jointer too high for me to use comfortably and plan on building a new base soon. I think it may be an old Model 54 but I don’t know for sure. I found the following stamped on the machine:
bed:J 63 & J62
guard: J64
fence: J9

Router table: I bought a Delta 34-444 with Biesemeyer fence, 6’ rails, extension table, and a hunk of cast iron that was lying on the ground with Nufcraft Model 100 stamped on it. I knew when I got the Model 100 that it was a router table extension wing but my question for you is this: how do you attach it to the saw? With what type of bolts? There are threaded holes on one side that fit 3/4 pipe so I assume they are meant to support the 60+ pounds of iron.
Also, what is the little notch in one side for?

Thanks everyone!

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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#1 posted 03-20-2011 04:33 PM

Ladies man, you scored a very nice jointer! The jointer appears to be a powermatic model 50. For the base cabinet, I would build a frame out of angle iron (don’t buy from a big box store, check with metal supermarket or online metals). I would drill and bolt the angle iron together if you do not have access to a welder. For the motor, a 1/2 hp – 1 1/2 hp 3450 rpm motor should work fine just make sure the ratio for pulley size puts the cutter head at 3000 rpm (this number rings a bell in my head but check the manual to be sure).

As for the router table, again nice score. You are correct in that the npt threads are for legs. I would if I were you build a base cabinet similar to the bench dog brand cabinet. The notch is for jointer attachment. The Ducraft brand was short lived and was picked up by port a nails; they too did not offer this product for long, as they do not appear to still sell them. However, you still my be able to purchase some of the accessories as NOS.

Hope this helps


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#2 posted 03-22-2011 01:33 AM

Thomas: Thanks, I think building a stand of angle iron is a great idea and now I’m torn between that and building a stand from 4×4s and threaded rod. I already have the threaded rod and 4x material so I’m leaning towards the latter.

I think I might set up the router table in place of the left extension I have at present. It’s about 60-70 pounds and it would def help dampen vibration on my Delta contractors saw. Thank you for your help!

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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#3 posted 03-22-2011 01:36 AM

I think thats a Powermatic 50 6’’ jointer.

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 05:39 PM

How is that router table working for you?
I have that same one.

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 07:42 PM

The notch is probably for mounting a horizontal router
on the side for tenoning and similar operations.

It was in FWW some years ago:

The table was sold as a wing and as a freestanding model
with legs.

Nucraft was acquired by the Clayton company who make
spindle sanders.

In terms of the jointer, it is a model 50 from the 50s or 1960s.

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#6 posted 02-03-2012 08:33 PM

If you choose to use the 4×4’s and threaded rod, the 4×4’s should not be pressure treated because the chemical will attack the rods and destroy them. To use the modern pressure treat materials you have to use special plastic coated screws or stainless steel. Double dipped galvanized nails are also used but certainly not for this application.

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#7 posted 02-04-2012 08:59 AM

Thanks for the advice and knowledge everyone; i really appreciate it.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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#8 posted 04-23-2017 06:04 AM

The Mdl 200 needs
4 – grade 8 hex head bolts, 5/16” x 18tpi x 1 1/2”
8 – SAE flat washers, 11/32”
4 – external lock washers, 5/16”
4 – grade 8 hex head nuts, 5/16” x 18tpi
2 – Model 200 Cast iron router table legs

I have mine mounted on a Grizzle contractor saw – using a Vega fence – been using it since 1978
Have a PC 690 mounted on that side and a large router table on the opposite side with a BessEm lift for a PC 3.5 hp router.
Hope this helps you

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