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

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 02:36 AM

I guess the question is what is considered a good deal on an 84 PM66? Even at $300, with approx. $300 for a fence, I m guessing around $200 for the cabinet work and the other items I want/need I m looking at somewhere in the neighborhood of +$1000.

This. You’ll be in it for a grand AND many hours of metal work before you ever make sawdust with the thing. Now, if you are a project kind of guy, who gets warm fuzzies from burnishing base metal into bright gold, then by all means go for it. But in my neck of the woods PM66s that are tip-top with extras pop up regularly in the $900-1200 bracket. Which makes all that work … free.

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