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Forum topic by Humedav posted 02-22-2014 04:08 AM 1008 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-22-2014 04:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: new tools powermatic 66 newbie what to buy

Hello anyone/or everyone-

I am a new poster but have been a troll for some time. I am closing in on a deal for some much need heavier equipment and I wanted to get thoughts on the pricing. Powermatic 66 cabinet saw single phase 3hp (excellent condition with extension table); powermatic 141 (excellent condition); 8 band saw blade (1/2 in boxes); 50’ 220v extension, craftsman 10” radial arm saw, Chicago electric 41” lathe for $2000 all in. Anyone have any thoughts on that? I have been looking at refurbs and it appears it is a good deal not a great deal. ???

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 02-22-2014 04:16 AM

Sounds like a decent deal. Of corse if you show up with cash there is always a way to make a better deal. As long as you intend on using all of those machines or possibly flipping some of them to get some of your cash back might be a good alternative. I have an older jet cabinet saw single phase 220v 3hp saw and it runs like a champ. I love hearing that swoosh of air and the nice powerful hum of a we’ll build machine. Do you have pics? That might help out I determining the worth of the deal.

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#2 posted 02-22-2014 04:18 AM

I would price the pm 66 ts at $1000 as a steal as long it it has a bies fense. go from there for a package price.

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#3 posted 02-22-2014 04:21 AM

Sounds like a decent deal, the PM66 certainly represents the bulk of the value. The 141 should be a decent saw too, the RAS, if you need one should get the job done. The Chicago Electric lathe is better than nothing, but you’ll probably want to upgrade if you start turning much.

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#4 posted 02-22-2014 04:28 AM

Could be an ok deal but you really should tune in on making the buy based on the 66.

The arm saw and lathe can go to the curb and the 141 isn’t much bandsaw but usable.

I’m not in the market but if I were I would be thinking half his price that is if the 66 were pretty decent. What fence is on it and what are calling the extension table,( wing,out feed,?)

Respectfully JB

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#5 posted 02-22-2014 04:45 AM

Beis fence with wing extension no outfeed. The RAS and lathe are kinda throwins. I was hovering at $1800, but got burned on a Jet and PM 2000 auction so I didn’t want to keep hunting too long. I don’t have available pics but the ones I have seen they are in primo shape. No sticker scratches.

Thanks everyone.

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