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TheGermanJoiner

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12-02-2013 02:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: powermatic dust collector dust collection shop power tools

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the powermatic model 75 dust collector. I found one on CL for 400 that’s barely used for 400. Comes with hoses and a little bit of ducting. Can anyone tell me if it’s worth the price. I’m going to look at it tomorrow night. It’s a 3hp 1900 can with a 17” impeller. Any advice would be great. And by the way it’s nice being here. Posting Virgin here????

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#1 posted 12-02-2013 03:53 PM

Make sure you have the electrical capacity.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 12-02-2013 04:49 PM

Definitely not a problem there CharlesA. Any knowledge about the collector itself? At 400 I think it’s a pretty good price considering the new powermatic that’s the same size is well over a grand.

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#3 posted 12-02-2013 04:57 PM

I have no experience with it. Hard to believe a Powermatic tool would fail to perform well, though.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#4 posted 12-02-2013 05:05 PM

I would jump on that like a wild starving ocelot on a slow fat mouse

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#5 posted 12-02-2013 05:09 PM

That’s what I’m thinking too Jon. It comes with 2- 4” 8’ flex hoses and two blast gates and some hose clamps the guy said. So hopefully it’s as nice as the pictures look

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#6 posted 12-02-2013 05:24 PM

You talking about this one? http://longisland.craigslist.org/tls/4115980635.html

It’s flattering you came to us for opinions, but was it really the sensible thing to do?

You’re on an island with 500 million other people. A craigslist ad for a cheaply priced tool from a very reputable maker pops up, and you take the time to join LJ and ask our opinion? Meanwhile 499,999,999 of your neighbors are googling “powermatic 75 dust collector complaints” and after getting 0 results are throwing a cheap bungee cord into their prius and whizzing down to the sellers house. You’ll show up tomorrow and there will be nothing but skid marks and the sound of laughter down at the end of the block, barely audible over the sound of someone running their new dust collector.

A bit closer to home, if you’re mechanically inclined or electrically adventurous would be this PM-75 for $200
http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/tls/4201009793.html

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#7 posted 12-02-2013 05:26 PM

I’m assuming Jon meant moose. Now it would make more sense if it were a wild starving Charles on big chocolate mouse.

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#8 posted 12-02-2013 06:42 PM

Haha. Apparently my neighborhood is downtown Hong Kong with a half billion neighbors. I’m feeling claustrophobic already

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#9 posted 12-02-2013 07:28 PM

I’m trying to imagine a little ocelot taking down a full grown bull moose, the images in my head are hilarious

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#10 posted 12-03-2013 01:34 AM

Well I just picked it up. Runs great and I can’t wait to get it hooked up in the shop

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