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Forum topic by Austons_Garage posted 631 days ago 1307 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Austons_Garage

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631 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question

I just won an auction sight unseen for 2 Table Saws and a Radial arm saw for a little under three bills. It looks like they are in rough but repairable shape, if not the scrap cost and motors should cover my money. I’ll find out when I pick them up later this week. I’d like some opinions about what I can expect and if it’s worthwhile to work on restoring one or all of these tools.
It appears to me to be a Powermatic 66 form the mid to late 80’s, A Rockwell/Delta Unisaw with a biesmeyer type fence rail and a Delta X series Radial Arm Saw.

What say the Jocks?
Treasure or Trash?


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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 631 days ago

treasure!

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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muleskinner

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#2 posted 631 days ago

I’d say that the additional contribution of a little elbow grease will make the original three bills look like a pretty savvy investment.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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Mark Smith

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#3 posted 631 days ago

Although I’ve never tried buying and reselling machinery, I know people tend to like buying nice shiny clean things. Clean up some of the rust, get the cob webs out, get them running, maybe powder coat the case, and they should be at least a lot easier to sell.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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poopiekat

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#4 posted 631 days ago

Treasure, treasure, and treasure! I wouldn’t let the miter gauges, inserts or fences out of my sight, though…

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#5 posted 631 days ago

Are they single or three phase?

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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Don W

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#6 posted 631 days ago

Treasure for sure.

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teejk

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#7 posted 631 days ago

sounds like a gloat to me…

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toolie

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#8 posted 631 days ago

Are they single or three phase?

great question!

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Dan Krager

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#9 posted 631 days ago

From what I can see of the switch, they are most likely single phase, though not guaranteed. It should say clearly on the motor plate.
Yes, you could gloat a LOT about this. Agree that it is well worth your time to clean them up if you intend to re-sell them.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Austons_Garage

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#10 posted 631 days ago

I’ve no idea what phase the TS are. If my middle school shop is any metric they should be 1 phase 3hp. I know the X series Radial Arm is 1 phase for sure so with those tow together Id hazard to say they are 1 phase.
If these both start up and the fences aren’t missing (which I suspect the are) this may turn into a gloat. Either way that Powermatic will stay in my shop, I’m currently using a Rockwell contractors saw with a unifence.

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bobburk

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#11 posted 631 days ago

Being a member of the OWWM.org site (where they like to refurb. such tools); for a find like that, only one quote comes to mind. YOU SUCK!!!! I all reality, nice auction win. Let put it this way, the radial is probably worth 3bills alone.
Bob

-- bobbburk

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Austons_Garage

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#12 posted 627 days ago

All single phase, no fences which is a bummer but expected. Saw the Unisaw motor while I was under there but havent looked at the Pm yet.

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chrisstef

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#13 posted 627 days ago

Gloat worthy without a doubt along with the customary You Suck!

Thats one heck of a way to introduce yourself AG. Welcome to the gang.

-- "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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CessnaPilotBarry

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#14 posted 627 days ago

Single phase, is good, though! Greatly increases potential resale audience.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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Austons_Garage

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#15 posted 627 days ago

Oh I meant there to be a period there.
All single phase: good.
No fences: not bad but I was hoping they were just out of frame.
Any idea why the PM 66 would have a 7 ish inch blade?

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