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Powermatic 72A help and info

by WVshooter
posted 02-03-2018 04:55 AM

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#1 posted 02-03-2018 07:25 AM

Its a good saw, powermatic 66 and 72 used the same wheels from what I have seen.

Check out this blog for some tips. These really are not hard to refurbish. Good luck.

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#2 posted 02-03-2018 07:26 AM

Also I have a spare handwheel. Pm me if interested

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#3 posted 02-03-2018 01:24 PM

Thanks. I will check out the link now. What’s a true fair market price on this saw? I know I got a smokin’ deal, I would like to know how smokin’ it was.

I actually have both wheels, just have to find the grab handle that threads into the rim of the wheel, as well as a handle for the fence.

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#4 posted 02-03-2018 03:09 PM

I think you can probably start that saw with
a 10hp phase converter, but that’s right on
the edge of what the converter will do. I know
this because I have a 7.5hp motor on a belt
sander and the converter won’t start the motor
unless the air tension is shut off.

I built mine from a panel I bought from
Phase-craft, an ebay seller. The idler I found
locally on ebay as well.

I expect the saw is worth around $1000. The
power requirements are a turn-off to many
hobby users and many pros would choose
something else these days.

3-phase machinery is fun to buy and use if
you don’t mind moving heavy stuff around.

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