|Forum topic by Texasgaloot||posted 09-20-2008 05:13 PM||8416 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
09-20-2008 05:13 PM
I was just recently given a Powermatic band saw, model 043, that was de-accessioned from a local institution. In other words, a friend of mine found it in the scrap heap. The power cord had been cut, it didn’t have a blade, nor do the wheels have tires. I think it’s what we might call a 14” band saw, because the wheels come in pretty close to that.
The saw does seem to be missing a few parts:
Minor detail. I am thinking I can “arrange” a table from 1/2” MDF into a “torsion box” table, something that ought to work. I’m not sure how to fasten said table to the saw, and I don’t know what the Powermatic’s trunnions looked like. I’ve been unable to find much of any info on the net about this saw (no owner’s manuals, no part numbers, etc.) I doubt I could buy a replacement table assembly. Any thoughts, suggestions from the Illuminati?
Thanks so much!!
Happy news you all: I spliced a plug onto the end of the cut power cord, plugged her in, and she “roared to life,” as it were. It does run smoothly and quietly, so one mystery is solved: the motor works just fine. Next step is to loosen the guides and procure tires for it. Does anyone out there have photos of the trunnion assembly that I could take a look at?
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