I purchased a sweet pm50 about a year ago, one of the older pea green ones. its only now im getting around to looking at it in the light and actually touching it lol. I am going over it and making a new base, it came with a homemade one that is just not my cup o tea so to speak. it came with an undersized homecraft motor, that I am changing out. I have a 1hp 3450 or so motor from an old craftsman table saw that’s in really good shape and should be just the ticket, HOWEVER the pulley on the homecraft is NOT the Powermatic pulley that the jointer came with. Im wondering if anybody out there that has a PM50 could do me a really big favor and measure their pulleys for me and give me a measurement to at least get me in the ballpark. I of all people know how busy everybody is, and I cant tell you how much I would appreciate this favor! its mainly the pulley on the motor, the top one is original I belive, matching paint in groove, but I just want to get the bottom one close. according to the owners manuals they came with 3600 rpm motors. so if im around 3450 and its close, I have some wiggle room without going over the recommended 5000 rpms. again I would appreciate any help or light you guys could shed on the matter. thanks again and I wish you safe shavings!
Jason AKA kooldecker
-- " I dont understand......I cut that board AT LEAST 4 times and its STILL too short!"