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whitebeast88

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09-11-2012 12:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

Powermatic Bandsaw Model143.3 phase in very good working condition.Make offer!

thats all the craigslist ad says.i couldn’t find much info online just wondering what your thoughts were.is this a good saw what kind of price is fair any info would be greatly appreciated.my intent on use is some resawing cutting out patterns.i’ve emailed the owner and waiting to hear back to go look at it hopefully.

-- Marty.Athens,AL


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toolie

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 02:27 AM

here’s a 143 owners manual:

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/655/3630.pdf

and check out old woodworking machines website for comments on the 143:

http://vintagemachinery.org/home.aspx

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 03:04 AM

Do you have a 3 phase converter or a 120 replacement motor?? There are some good deals to be had on three phase machines, mainly because the typical hobbyist doesn’t have access to a 3P power source.

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#3 posted 09-11-2012 03:20 AM

It would be cheaper to replace the motor with a single phase motor….and youll need to replace the switch too!

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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#4 posted 09-11-2012 02:15 PM

I agree, that’s a great saw. Bad thing, doesn’t meet my needs.

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#5 posted 09-11-2012 06:30 PM

I agree with Rick L about the VFD however, you can still use the EXISTING switch to run the machine. It all depends on on how you wire the VFD and switch. They, VFD’s are very easy to install and mucj more cost effective than trying to replace the motor with a single phase equivalent.

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#6 posted 09-11-2012 09:04 PM

thanks everyone for the info wasn’t quite sure on the 3 phase also.thanks again this will help me decide.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 09-11-2012 09:14 PM

I hope you get what you need …
Best of luck!

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#8 posted 09-11-2012 09:45 PM

If you can get it running, don’t forget to post some updates!

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