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Forum topic by Muttray posted 03-14-2009 09:24 PM 1257 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Muttray

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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.

Matt

-- Parrotheads - We party with a purpose


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marcb

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#1 posted 03-14-2009 10:18 PM

For the Powermatic head over to www.owwm.org just don’t talk about the Jet. North American made only.

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Francisco Luna

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#2 posted 03-14-2009 10:20 PM

Have you contacted both companies directly by phone?
Having some small troubles with a reciprocating saw I bought recently, I called the company and was able to talk directly with one of their engeneers, he solved all my concerns; so I think thats the best way, even with old models. Also many Machinery Dealers deal with repairs-parts-maintenance issues.

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mmtool

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#3 posted 03-17-2009 12:15 AM

I can definitely help you. Let me know the model #’s for the Jet and Powermatic and the name of the parts you are needing.

-- Don, Utah, www.toolsandmachinery.com

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Muttray

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#4 posted 03-17-2009 04:03 AM

Powermatic Shaper Model #25, serial number 4-325. For this one I need spindle bearings and whatever other parts might be required to “tighten it up”. Do you know where I can get a manual for this machine as well?

For the joiner, it is a Jet JJ-8. I need the guard cover and guard pivot pin. I think the part numbers are JC-T20 and JC-T21.

Thanks!!

-- Parrotheads - We party with a purpose

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mmtool

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#5 posted 03-17-2009 05:06 PM

To locate parts for the Powermatic, I just need to know if it is a 3 HP or a 5 HP?
In regards to the Jointer, JC-T20 is the right part and runs about $4.73 and JC-T21 is also correct and runs about $40.56.

-- Don, Utah, www.toolsandmachinery.com

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#6 posted 03-17-2009 09:31 PM

Check THIS out.

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Muttray

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#7 posted 03-18-2009 04:05 AM

I took a look on there, Powermatic is not even listed. Lots of others were though.

Thanks everyone for your help!!!!

Matt

-- Parrotheads - We party with a purpose

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