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Forum topic by CrazeeTxn posted 10-07-2013 01:03 AM 1249 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-07-2013 01:03 AM

Went down and picked this up Sat. Only about an hours drive. Guy was real nice and even helped me load it. Said his dad left it to him and he has no use for it. It was given to his dad years ago.

After I got it home and looked at it more, there’s a label on there about an inspection from 1972 from the military. Works out cause he’s in a town with an AF base.

I was a little worried when the ad said 220/3 phase. Already had a motor picked out, but when I got home, discovered is a US made Dayton that’s 110/220 SINGLE phase. He said he was just going off what he read about it on the internet. Looking at the serial number, it was made in ‘65.

Going to take it apart, give it a good cleaning, then repaint it. Only thing I see missing is the infeed wheel. Looks like they rigged something up for that. And the outfeed adjust knob is missing. Other than that, I’ll proobably change the bearings on the cutterhead as well as the motor. They both turn, but grind a little in the process.

All of this for a cool $120 :)

Thanks to all who helped me make this tough decision ;)

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#1 posted 10-07-2013 01:13 AM

Cool. It’s the little brother to my 8” powermatic.
Do you have the guard propped open, or is there a spring missing? If it’s gone, your local ACE hardware should have something suitable.
The shavings will come out that chute on the backend. If the pile on the floor gets too big and the shavings can’t come out, they’ll come flying out the space on the side between the jointer and the stand, or out around the cutterhead into your face, so if I’m running a bunch of boards through I’ll kick the pile occasionally to keep it clear. Other people have made an adapter and screwed it on there so they could plug it into their DC.
Grizzly used to sell some nice shiny handwheels, one of those might fit.
Have fun restoring it.

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#2 posted 10-07-2013 01:34 AM

if the motor is single phase then why change it????

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#3 posted 10-07-2013 01:38 AM

SWEEEEEEEEEEET! Post refurb pics please!

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#4 posted 10-07-2013 01:43 AM

Joe – I’ll take a look and see what I can find. Would like to go back oem but don’t know if I can find one

Shawn – was only going to replace cause I thought it was 3-phase. Lucky find is a 110

Todd – will definently post pics

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#5 posted 10-07-2013 01:48 AM

Fantastic grab! Bring it back alive!

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#6 posted 10-07-2013 03:10 AM

Go for it !
Well worth the time and effort : )
My 1956/57 PM60 8” jointer restoration project. $80.00 Craigslist find.

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#7 posted 10-07-2013 03:15 AM

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 10-07-2013 03:31 AM

CrazeeTxn – Nice score! Wish I could find a deal like that. Be sure to post pics when it’s done.

Dusty56 – Beautiful job on the Powermatic!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#9 posted 10-08-2013 02:41 AM

Thank you , Tom : )
It was well worth the time and effort. The Harbor Freight mobile base is also working out just fine.

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