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Forum topic by John's Woodshop posted 05-15-2012 03:37 PM 733 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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John's Woodshop

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05-15-2012 03:37 PM

I needed a Mortiser for an upcoming Hope Chest Project and I found this.

It’s a Powermatic PM719.

It came with a Shop Fox Mobile Base, 6 Chisels, and three Bushings.

The only thing it is missing is the manual which I think I will be able to find online.

Here she is…......

This is one very nice tool.

One Happy Camper,
John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 05-15-2012 03:39 PM

She looks like a nice machine. Im going to borrow a friends for the next coffee table project i have lined up. Im interested in how it works compared to the drill press and forstner bits.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Bob Kollman

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 04:21 PM

Real nice, I hope you have a lot of fun with it!!!!! I have been wanting one for over two years,
powermatics are the best, take good care of it :)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Bertha

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 04:30 PM

That’s a nice unit. I looked at it before buying my JET. I liked the PM quite a bit better but I couldn’t justify the price. I think you’ve bought a good machine.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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John's Woodshop

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 05:03 PM

Guys,

Thanks!

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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Tennessee

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 07:50 PM

I REALLY wanted one of those but ran out of money with other tools and had to settle for a HF. Still have it, and it still cuts fine, but think about the PM everytime I use the HF. Oh well….

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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Bertha

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 07:55 PM

^I think about the PM when I use my JET. When I don’t buy a stationary tool, I find myself wishing I’d bought a stationary tool:(

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 05-16-2012 04:08 AM

Nice machine!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Vrtigo1

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#8 posted 05-16-2012 07:16 PM

That is a serious tool. When I buy tools I usually like to hold out for the biggest and baddest so I don’t end up buying the same type of tool twice, but I couldn’t justify the floor space for a big mortiser like that one. If you don’t mind saying, what did you pay for it? Also what is behind the door in the lower base, just storage?

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John's Woodshop

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#9 posted 05-16-2012 07:32 PM

Vrtigo1,

That is storage in the cabinet for the chisels and the bushings and other odds and ends. I paid just a little more than a Benchtop PM would have cost. My shop is 46’ long by 16’ wide so I have some floor space.

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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