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07-29-2012 08:56 PM
As many know I was blessed at a recent auction. I got a 3hp 3 phase PM 66 for 50.00. I plan to fully restore the saw by sanding everything down to bare metal and applying fresh paint finish. I plan to disassemble the saw entirely to thoroughly clean and lube.
I plan to swap out the motor instead of going the VFD route. I am thinking it is very likely the PM motor runs fine but the saw is a 1982 so the motor has probably seen some better days. I ran a search on eBay for Powermatic 66 and found a single phase 3 up motor for reasonable cost. But I am not sure it will bolt up or if will need the exact specific motor. On Monday I will try to call Powermatic but I am thinking if anyone has experience let me know.
I also need to replace my height adjustment wheel which I know grizzly sells those but just not sure if they will fit or not.
Thanks for all advice.