What Powermatic is this?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by JonK posted 12-10-2014 03:03 AM 1261 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View JonK's profile


42 posts in 1399 days

12-10-2014 03:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sander question resource sanding

Ok , LJs I really need your help with this.
I show up to purchase a tool box when I walk up to the garage door of the owner and saw a Powermatic sander just laying in his driveway. I kept my calm and made the deal for the tool box and then asked the man about his sander. Turns out this guy is a woodworker and just upgraded to a drum sander and he was going to scrap this unit! I immediately had to respond, “If you’re gonna scrap it I’ll take it off your hands.” He responded, “Sure!”
When I came to… we loaded it up without question and even left without even plugging it in to see if it worked.
I need to know the model of the until so I can find a manual for simple repairs and such. Any ideas?

7 replies so far

View Rick M.'s profile

Rick M.

7699 posts in 1800 days

#1 posted 12-10-2014 05:25 AM

Unbelievable what people will throw away. I ran into a similar deal where a guy gave me a miter saw, dust collector, and mortising machine. Sorry I can’t help identify it but very gloat worthy score.


View SuperCubber's profile


834 posts in 1705 days

#2 posted 12-10-2014 12:12 PM

I’m no help, as to the model, but damn! Wish I could run into someone like that!


-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

View JoeinGa's profile


7367 posts in 1427 days

#3 posted 12-10-2014 12:24 PM

Yeah, I dont know the model either, I just stopped in to say

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View Tennessee's profile


2410 posts in 1935 days

#4 posted 12-10-2014 12:39 PM

Looks like a Model 31, but missing the large belt table and pedestal. Here’s a link on eBay to a possible manual. See what you think:

-- Paul, Tennessee,

View JonK's profile


42 posts in 1399 days

#5 posted 12-10-2014 07:55 PM

Paul, TN,
I looked over the suggestion of this model being a 31 but not real sure it fits the features. Is there a place under the machine that has a number? It has a motor with McMinnville, TN on it if that helps.

View JonK's profile


42 posts in 1399 days

#6 posted 12-12-2014 02:06 AM

Just to fill everyone in this model is a 084. I had to send a picture to Powermatic and they emailed me a owners/repair manual.

View moke's profile


847 posts in 2197 days

#7 posted 12-12-2014 06:18 PM

wow….you suck….a lot!

Congrats on such good luck….now go and buy a lottery ticket!!!


Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics