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Does anyone know this Powermatic Jointer

by firefighterontheside
posted 09-30-2018 03:02 PM


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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 09-30-2018 03:02 PM

It says gold series, but I can’t read the model #.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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jack1

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#2 posted 09-30-2018 03:06 PM

Looks like 8” but it’s hard to tell for sure. It definitely has more beef than my Ridgid 6”.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Nubsnstubs

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#3 posted 09-30-2018 03:18 PM

It looks like an 8 inch. Even in the picture the tables look pretty wide….......... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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#4 posted 09-30-2018 03:33 PM

The width of the surface should tell you what size it is, I think.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#5 posted 09-30-2018 04:10 PM

From the photo, it looks like it’s wide enough to be an 8”, but I’m used to seeing the 8” with red guards, and the 6” with the same guard you see in the photo. The black ridges are also the same as the 6”.

Even a quick search shows all the 8” as red guards, as does Powermatic’s own website. So I’d say this is a 6”, unless someone has managed to get a 6” guard to fit on an 8” jointer for some odd reason.

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#6 posted 09-30-2018 05:01 PM

Everything by looking at size appears 8”, but when I did some google searches, it looks like the 6” jointers I found. Must be a really long bed. Ultimately I’d like an 8”, but longer bed would be almost as good on a 6”. Thanks for replies.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 09-30-2018 05:03 PM

Next question would be value, what should I offer. This is part of a whole set of tools I may buy. Likely I’ll resell most, but keep jointer and lathe.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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lumbering_on

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#8 posted 09-30-2018 06:04 PM

Is this one of the CL crazy listings?


Next question would be value, what should I offer. This is part of a whole set of tools I may buy. Likely I’ll resell most, but keep jointer and lathe.

- firefighterontheside


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TheFridge

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#9 posted 09-30-2018 06:14 PM

I would say 8” when comparing it to the length of the trailers drop gate. Unless it’s a really tiny trailer.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Runner

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#10 posted 09-30-2018 06:30 PM

Can’t tell for sure, but it looks like my PM54A. It’s a 6” with extra long tables. Maybe $400-500 if it’s a 6”. A little more it it’s 8”.

-- Kjell - Eau Claire WI

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firefighterontheside

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#11 posted 09-30-2018 07:05 PM

It is indeed the PM 54A. I just came from looking at it. I will be going back tonight to pick up a Jet contractor saw, a Rockwell Delta unisaw, the jointer, a Jet lathe, an older lathe, a nice 14” drill press, a Jet mortiser, a portable router table with what looks like a porter cable 690, a bunch of clamps and a few other things. All for $1500. Sound like a good deal?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Kazooman

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#12 posted 09-30-2018 07:27 PM


It is indeed the PM 54A. I just came from looking at it. I will be going back tonight to pick up a Jet contractor saw, a Rockwell Delta unisaw, the jointer, a Jet lathe, an older lathe, a nice 14” drill press, a Jet mortiser, a portable router table with what looks like a porter cable 690, a bunch of clamps and a few other things. All for $1500. Sound like a good deal?

- firefighterontheside

$1500 seemed a bit high until I read the part about the “bunch of clamps”. That would have sold me on the deal also.

Note : I added a nice smiley face emoticon to the above comment using my iPad, and as is always the case on this forum it does not show up. I can’t figure that one out.

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bigJohninvegas

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#13 posted 09-30-2018 07:31 PM

I agree with it being a 6” long bed jointer.
Here is a LJ post for one that sold back in 2011. Asked $650 back then. I think I would offer no more than $500 for it by itself now.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/29181
I was just looking at the ad. The jointer and jet lathe, and the jet planer make up the value of the deal.
If its all still there, I think I would offer $1200 for the lot. Keep in mind are there any good extras for the lathe?
Chucks, Gouges and such?
No photos of lathe tools, and $1200 is a low ball price if there are good extras.

-- John

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lumbering_on

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#14 posted 09-30-2018 07:41 PM


It is indeed the PM 54A. I just came from looking at it. I will be going back tonight to pick up a Jet contractor saw, a Rockwell Delta unisaw, the jointer, a Jet lathe, an older lathe, a nice 14” drill press, a Jet mortiser, a portable router table with what looks like a porter cable 690, a bunch of clamps and a few other things. All for $1500. Sound like a good deal?

- firefighterontheside

Are you just trying to make the rest of us feel bad? :(

Where the heck did you find this little treasure chest? That’s an instant shop you just bought for a great price.

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HerbC

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#15 posted 09-30-2018 07:55 PM



I added a nice smiley face emoticon to the above comment using my iPad, and as is always the case on this forum it does not show up. I can’t figure that one out.

- Kazooman

Plain and simple answer is that this site’s software does not support the graphic emoticons such as those available on your iPad and since it doesn’t know how to display them it discards them…

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#16 posted 09-30-2018 08:06 PM

I don’t even search CL as much as I used to, but yesterday I did and found all of these tools and in my town. Usually I have to drive at least 50 miles. Guy was selling for his buddy who left town. Only wanted to sell as a lot. Asking was 2000 and I offered 1500. He said that was his buddy’s lowest price. I didn’t see any lathe tools. That’s ok, as I’m not sure I’ll even keep them.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#17 posted 09-30-2018 11:35 PM

If the fence is 4”, I would assume a 6” jointer

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#18 posted 09-30-2018 11:45 PM

My favorite small shop tool line. Could be good could be bad. It’s late model. Not their proprietary alloy tables as far as I know so I’d question the quality. As with all stationary tools are the tables flat parallel in X and Y axes, tight ways? Best wishes.

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#19 posted 10-01-2018 01:00 AM

I got all the tools into my garage and the jointer into my shop. All I have done is turn the jointer on. No idea on coplanar or not. Will have to wait til I’m home in a few days.
It was a heavy thing to get onto the trailer, but offloading was much easier.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#20 posted 10-01-2018 01:06 AM

Really nice haul Bill…...that is quite a deal!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#21 posted 10-01-2018 01:10 AM

Thanks Jeff, hope it all comes together with selling what I don’t need. My side of the garage now looks like a used tool store.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#22 posted 10-01-2018 04:37 AM

sweet. Ok deal. Is everything in working order? Clean setup and ready to use?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#23 posted 10-01-2018 05:45 AM

No…but I would pretty much like to meet him!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#24 posted 10-01-2018 04:24 PM

$1500 is a steal. Congratulations!

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#25 posted 10-01-2018 08:09 PM



No…but I would pretty much like to meet him!

- majuvla

Who do you want to meet Ivan?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#26 posted 10-01-2018 08:10 PM



$1500 is a steal. Congratulations!

- MrRon

It’s hard to believe. I’ll see how much I stole once I sell what I don’t want to keep.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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000

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#27 posted 10-01-2018 08:16 PM


No…but I would pretty much like to meet him!

- majuvla

Who do you want to meet Ivan?

- firefighterontheside


I’ve met some of his cousins.

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