|Forum topic by Muttray||posted 03-14-2009 09:24 PM||1244 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-14-2009 09:24 PM
I am taking the plunge and buying an existing cabinet shop. It is a good deal since I am basically buying the real estate and getting the business and machinery for free. Lots of potential for the real estate a few years from now due to it’s location. The business is holding it’s own (just barely) for now. Lots more could be written about this deal but here is not the place for that.
Anyway, some of the machinery in the shop is older and some of it needs some maintenance. Can anyone aim me towards a place that sells parts for older industrial duty woodworking equipment? For instance one of the shapers is a Powermatic Model 25 that I need to replace the spindle bearings on. The Powermatic website is good for the Model 25A but I couldn’t find anything on the 25. Looking at the parts diagrams it appears that the bearing area has been redesigned. If they looked the same I would be tempted to just order the bearings shown and hope that they hadn’t changed the design of that area of the machine. When I went googling most everything came up for the Model 25A.
I need a couple of parts for an older Jet jointer as well but their website actually shows which parts are interchangeable with the older models so I have that one covered.
Any suggestions would be welcome.
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