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Posted on '84 Powermatic 66 - rust through - seeking advice

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 05:51 AM

From the limited pictures, it looks like a pretty well abused machine. but it’s way hard to tell just by looking at the base. If you have any metalworking experience, it’s certainly fixable – I’ve seen some guys do amazing work with far worse. In addition to the rust and missing fence, how complete is it? It’s the missing stuff that will bite you. In addition to the sale price, add a couple hundred for a fence, maybe another fifty or more for a decent miter gauge. Don’t forget labor costs (if any) and supplies (sheet metal, welding rod/wire, grinder discs, bondo, etc…). Want a mobile base? Add another $70 or more if you want/need an extension table. Dust door? Motor cover? Blade guard/splitter? Throw in some new bearings, belts, paint, blade(s) and maybe some new wiring and it starts to add up quick if you are missing a lot of stuff.


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