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sawedoff

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937 days ago

I have found a pm66 in my area for sale. It is defnitely not new but appears to be in excellent condition. I am curious if there is a way to find out exactly the age of them (maybe SN) ? I have heard good things about these saws but cannot afford a new one. Asking price is $1000 so I’m sure I could get it for a little less. Is there anything I should be concerned with or should pay extra attention to when I look at it?

Thanks,

Tyson

-- still wet behind the ears.....


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Loren

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#1 posted 937 days ago

Single or 3 phase?

Some have nice extra-long cast-iron table extensions that would be very
costly new.

Mobile base?

Type of fence? You’ll want to replace the stock fence with an older
66 or Unisaw unless you’re into the vintage thing.

Used industrially? If so, critical parts may be worn. Even 25 years in
a 1 or 2 man shop is not nearly equivalent to the wear of real industrial
use. If the saw was in a factory it could be heavily worn. Many were
in school shops (no biggie), small pro shops (not usually a problem),
or some 1-person hobby shop (best scenario).

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sawedoff

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#2 posted 937 days ago

It is a single phase. Here is a link to some pics of it…...mods, if this is not ok, please delete

https://picasaweb.google.com/m/viewer#photo/111050579974706680538/5705390517546682513/5705390520520821282

Other than it being owned by the same individual since new that’s all I know about it

Thanks

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levan

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#3 posted 937 days ago

looks like a sweet saw. Appears to have a biesmeyer fence. I’d go for it. Maybe some other bargains also. Looks like that jointer might be nice.

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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Grandpa

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#4 posted 937 days ago

I think it is a good deal based on what I have been seeing on Ebay and Craigs list. However I barely missed a saw like this for $500 about 20 years ago. The guy ahead of me bought it and was going for help to load it when I drove in. With that said I will say that this was probably one of 2 saws like this sold in my area in 20 years. I would sure consider it if I were there. Age probably doesn’t matter much since it was owned by one individual for all its life.

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MedicKen

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#5 posted 936 days ago

The PM 66 is a great saw. It was discontinued a few years ago in favor of the PM2000. The older ones are bullet proof and will run forever. Here is a serial number decoder. The pics dont work so I cant tell what you have.

http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/PowermaticSerialNumbers.ashx

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