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Forum topic by Robey posted 01-30-2014 02:55 PM 1565 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2014 02:55 PM

985 Powermatic 66 5hp 3ph with a 5-7 1/2hp static converter
72” Biesemeyer Fence

Going to take a lot of work. It was really neglected.
Saw was uncovered in a barn & the fence was laying on a trailer outside
Top has some minor pitting. Gearing is all in good shape, not worn

Best part of the whole deal was: It was free!
Even got an older Makita plunge router

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#1 posted 01-30-2014 03:00 PM

Good find

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#2 posted 01-30-2014 03:04 PM

Free sounds real good. Congratulations on the nice find.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 01-30-2014 03:05 PM

Best part of the whole deal was: It was free!

congrats! hard price to pass up!

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

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#4 posted 01-30-2014 03:12 PM

I don’t just love rehabbing tools, but when they’re free, I don’t pass them up. GREAT FIND!!!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#5 posted 01-30-2014 05:43 PM

You SUCK! Now it is an official Gloat!!

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#6 posted 01-30-2014 05:56 PM

Ohhhhh Nooooo…..
MisterBill beat me to it!!!

Congrats on the FREE PM rehab project!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 01-30-2014 06:05 PM

Great score, how could anyone do that to a saw. Be sure to keep us informed on the rehabbing progress.

-- - Martin

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#8 posted 01-30-2014 06:06 PM

I would love to rebuild this saw, this is my favorite part in wood working.

-- Bert

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#9 posted 01-30-2014 06:19 PM

Free is not a BARGAIN!

Free is a STEAL!!!

BTW, +1 to YOU SUCK!

Great find.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#10 posted 01-30-2014 06:44 PM

Now listen, You have NO idea how much WORK it’s gunna be to restore that thing. Hours and Hours of tedious, time consuming labor. You really don’t have the time or inclination to do that do you? I, on the other hand, am a glutton for punishment, and don’t have sense enough to come out of the rain, kinda like that saw, and I would be happy to do all that work. Sooooooo, what’s your address? I’ll come haul it off, FOR FREE and you can use your precious time for more important stuff

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!

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#11 posted 01-30-2014 08:09 PM

Wow if you really take your time and see the restoration as a labour of love then you could strip clean re oil and grease and derust this old girl possibly a lick of paint better or as good as new.Have fun Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 01-30-2014 08:44 PM

Thanks for all the great comments. I’m going tonight to get the sandblasting(glass beads) cabinet I have been watching. Saw parts sounds like a good excuse to buy it.

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#13 posted 01-30-2014 08:49 PM


-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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#14 posted 02-04-2014 11:48 AM

Converter was bad so I opted for a new motor
Bought a new arbor complete with bearings & all parts installed cheaper than bearing alone
Parts all bead blasted & painted
Just have to clean & paint the cabinet while waiting on ordered parts

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#15 posted 02-04-2014 03:50 PM

I have access to a free saw that’s pretty huge…looks similar to the one above but it’s a greenish bluish color. I’ll have to get pics and post up. I couldn’t find any brand markings on it. It may actually be in a little worse shape than this one but it could be salvageable maybe. It’s way too big for me to move so I’m not sure how I’d get it even if I wanted it.

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