|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 07-28-2012 12:11 AM||2124 views||0 times favorited||33 replies|
07-28-2012 12:11 AM
OK, so I went to my very first ever auction today for a school woodshop that closed down. All equipment works but is in dusty/dirty condition. I recognize elbow greese will be required to clean up and adjust/align some of the equipment. And, to all the professionals, I will be having questions along the way some because some of the tools/equipment will present a learning curve for me :)
Here are pictures and minor description as to what I know:
This was my first purchase, paid 35.00. It is a Jet mini lathe. I know very little about these as I have zero lathe experience. It is in good condition and fairly clean. I bought this to either play/teach myself some lathe or even possibly to re-sell for a profit. Quick search, Amazon list this new for 429.00.
Delta shopmaster scroll saw. I know very little about this. It appears in good condition short of plenty of dust and maybe some elbow greese. A broken blade is installed to the bottom holding clip. It appears fairly simple but I will have some learning curve. Bought this for my wife and some fun stuff. Paid 30.00.
Powermatic 3hp cabinet saw. I am excited about this purchase. The saw is fairly old I believe, not sure how old though. I only paid 50.00 for this believe it or not! The front height adjustment handle is broken off and the Leeson motor is 3 hp and 3 phase. The fence works fine and is very square and locks down strong, while it is no Beise, it is serviceable and I don’t upgrade unless it is neccessary. It is a 52” cross cut capacity and the side tables that extend out to the right of the blade are completely cast iron. I now need to decide if I want to call Leeson and purchase a new 3 hp single phase motor that hopefully can bolt up, or I will need to purchase a phase converter for a 3 hp motor. I prefer to buy a new motor giving the saw a new “heart”. I will also clean it up, lubricate moving parts, repair height adjust handle, install new belts and I might consider replacing the arbor bearings.
I am looking for advice and suggestions regarding the PM Table saw. I sure hope I can restore this fine piece of machinery as I am very excited to do this project!
Much more to come, I am going to split this gloat up into a few posts
-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net