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Posted on "I Need a 3HP 1PH motor for PM66" Solved by going to the source

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 03:26 AM

I, with the supreme help from my friend Cam, finished installing a new motor and a new magnetic switch. I bought them from Powermatic, who were still cheaper than anyone else. I cleaned / sanded everything on the inside and out. I used 80 grit sand paper on a random orbital sander. Sanded down the whole thing to bare metal, repainted each side of the base with “Hammered metal deep Green” from Rust-o-leum. It was the closest color to the original green that was used 33 years ago. I spent about a week scraping, grinding and sanding the inside in order to get it back to a pre-pitched state. The top was sanded and then steel wool was used to smooth out the scratches. Johnson’s paste wax was used to make the top slick. The rails and fence were reinstalled. A zero clearance insert and push stick were made. The Incra miter gauge 100SE was calibrated and installed. A flicker page was created to show the process. The web page displays them from the finished state going backward to the original state. I hope this will help anyone who wants to buy and restore an old PM66 table saw. here is the link

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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