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Forum topic by natenaaron posted 08-03-2013 12:38 AM 1144 views 0 times favorited 29 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-03-2013 12:38 AM

A powermatic Model 66 (yellow) 3 phase with free power converter for 3 phase to 220 for $900

It would be a 9 hour round trip. It is tempting me


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#1 posted 08-03-2013 12:50 AM

Sure, why not…. We live life to take chances.
If you wanted safety you would have gone with a new saw.

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#2 posted 08-03-2013 01:03 AM

Could be…..depends on the condition, and fence. Does it have an Accufence?

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#3 posted 08-03-2013 01:24 AM

In my area and to me, no. I’ve read about guys driving a lot
further on OWWM.com forums though (old machine collectors/nutjobs).

It depends on supply in your area. A lot of schools and
institutions are dumping cabinet saws on the auction
market and buy Sawstops because of liability concerns.

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#4 posted 08-03-2013 01:28 AM

Where are you at? There’s on in South Florida for $400.

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#5 posted 08-03-2013 01:30 AM

I drove about that far to buy a Holz-her Uf362
trimmer last year, but that’s a much rarer type
of machine in the states.

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#6 posted 08-03-2013 02:11 AM

It would be a 9 hour round trip

IMHO, i wouldn’t undertake that kind of a trip for a single phase with a price like that. $900 isn’t a bad price for a used complete single phase 66 that’s local. for a 9 hr drive, that saw would have to be < $400 to pique my interest.

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#7 posted 08-03-2013 02:28 AM

I am with Toolie. I bought a Unisaw …..maybe 10 years old for $180 that was local to me. Small town America. I paid $180 for it with a 54 inch UniFence. It is 3 phase. I paid $45 for a static converter from eBay rate for 5 HP. Mine is 5 HP on 460V and 4 HP on 220V. I have 220V single phase only. it would have to be cherry to get me there. Then I am not sure I would go for that price and distance. Of course it all depends on the availability in your area.

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#8 posted 08-03-2013 02:40 AM

Not sure where you live. If you are in Central Manitoba and it’s 9 hours to get to the nearest grocery store, then maybe. If you live in New Jersey, definitely not.

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#9 posted 08-03-2013 02:49 AM

availability in your area

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#10 posted 08-03-2013 04:50 AM

I drove 16hr round trip deep into Montana for a Powermatic 160 planer in minty condition. 15 below zero all night getting there, out ran a storm on the way back. Every one drives at 90, one ton Chev with 454, less then 10 mpg at those speeds. $600 for the planer, around $400 in gas, I would do it again!

Anyway this is what I am looking for, clean low use equipment with original paint. Good condition original paint most always indicates a cherry piece of equipment.
There is no way I will buy new import equipment when machines like this are out there.

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#11 posted 08-03-2013 05:18 AM

” planer in minty condition”…..is that the color ?

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#12 posted 08-03-2013 05:30 AM

I believe its called Powermatic vista green, its the original paint on this 1959 PM 160.

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#13 posted 08-03-2013 11:20 AM

9 HR is a little to far for me. Unless it was dirt cheap. I like the fact that you aren’t scared of a good 3phz machine. I would keep looking.

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#14 posted 08-03-2013 03:49 PM

I ran the idea by SWMBO this morning. I got “the look”. I freely admit that she is much more realistic than me and now that I think about it she was right. In the end, with gas factored in, I would have been able to buy a new grizzly.

There is nothing in my area. I was given several leads for around town but none panned out. Oh well.

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#15 posted 08-03-2013 04:47 PM

is there some reason for the focus on a cabinet saw?

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