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Posted on Help with New / Old Powermatic PM60 Jointer

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 04:11 PM

+1 for changing out bearings. Since your post hints that it might have been owned by the same guy for a long time ask him if he has ever changed the bearings on the jointer. He probably has not, but if he has and he did so less then 15 years ago you can probably skip the changing of the bearings. If he hasnt or he did when he got it 30 years ago then its time to change them again.

My PM60 looks VERY similar to yours and mine was made in 1967. Likely yours is pre-80s vintage. The other thing to do is buy a bolt on dust collector portal and just screw it in place over the dust shoot. Even though the jointer is not “sealed” I found my 2hp harbor freight dust collector to be more then strong enough to collect all the shavings coming out of that machine.

Here is a picture of my restored PM60

And this is my gallery detailing my restore of the machine.

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