All right, I scored what I think was a decent deal. Paid $100.00 for a powermatic model 70, 12” table saw. If my research is right I think this was mfg’d in 1958 give or take. It came out of a shutdown portion of a molding shop.
Needs a good cleaning but thats seems to be the easy part.
The previous owner said it ran but I couldn’t power it up, power in the building was off. I figured it was worth the gamble. The motor is a 3 phase motor, my first question is, can I run this off of a static phase converter? It appears to have either the original motor or a very early motor (Baltric) 2hp which seems a little weak for this size of a saw, but going to be a huge jump from the 15 amp northern tool table saw I started with.
This will be going into my garage shop, I have 220v single phase already in the garage. Now I just need to get this thing running. Any help and advice is much appreciated as I’ve tapped out my fathers knowledge of electricity
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