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Good price for Powermatic 1.5HP bandsaw?

by noone
posted 08-27-2016 11:47 PM


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JBrow

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#1 posted 08-28-2016 12:29 AM

noone,

I would jump all over this deal if: the saw has not been abused, is in good condition, and the deal comes with all accessories. If in good shape, it will sell qucikly.

I do not own this bandsaw, but when I was shopping for a bandsaw, it was on my short list. I elected to go with a Grizzly 17” bandsaw instead. However, I do own the PM 66 table saw from the late 90’s, their floor model Hollow Chisel Mortiser, and a PM 8” jointer. These tools are, in my opinion, well made tools designed and built to last at least the lifetime of a hobbyist like me.

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#2 posted 08-28-2016 12:50 AM

you better hurry & jump on this ASAP, closed base, 1.5hp Im SOLD! this is an upgrade for a lot of folds, id buy it even though I already have multiple bandsaws.

-- -Mike, Southern California, YouTube User ( Give & Take )

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#3 posted 08-28-2016 12:59 AM

Do it

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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noone

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#4 posted 08-28-2016 01:00 AM

Thanks for the reassurance gentlemen. I’m going to pick it up tomorrow morning.

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#5 posted 08-28-2016 01:13 AM

Get all your ducks in a row and the cash in your pocket ready and be early.

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

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#6 posted 08-28-2016 06:00 PM

Yes sir, you get a great big YOU SUCK for that gloat.

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#7 posted 08-28-2016 06:57 PM

Well did you get. If so show us the pinup.

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#8 posted 08-29-2016 02:26 AM

Here it is.

$200.

I drove 150 miles each way to pick this up. When I got there, there was a trailer in his driveway picking up a PM66 for $500, and some other Powermatic tools for cheap. The guy was moving and was selling everything cheap.

The guys there bought all his parallel clamps and wood clamps. I was able to get a couple of pairs of parallel clamps, and 6 big wood clamps plus about 30 board feet of 8/4 cherry for an additional 60 bucks. My full size SUV was full.

The band saw runs great.

Here is what it needs-

1. New belt- recommendations? Link belt?
2. The light switch is flaky. It is touchy the way it clicks on. How do I get it to work right? How do I clean it?
3. The fence holder brackets are bent. What’s the easiest way to straighten them? They have a hard rubber on them I don’t want to tear with pluses? Do I need to buy a vise?
4. New guide bearings are needed. Where do I buy these? Powermatic?
5. It needs a new air tube 5mm X 8mm. Where is this? Powermatic? Home Depot?
6. Cast iron top needs to be cleaned up. It’s sprayed down with WD40. I will try steel wool and then move into more abrasive methods of sandpaper if needed. Any other cleaning suggestions?

It also came with a mobile base.

It’s going to take a little TLC and some cleaning and tuning, but I think it was a fantastic buy and I’m quite happy.

Appreciate the feedback folks.

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#9 posted 08-29-2016 02:30 AM

Link belts will not work with those pulleys. great steal man

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#10 posted 08-29-2016 02:38 AM

Wow. I wish

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

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#11 posted 08-29-2016 03:53 AM

Yeah, you suck big time. Way to go. Sure wish I could snag a deal like that.

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#12 posted 08-29-2016 04:04 AM

Man, I was wondering if you were able to get it today, Im so HAPPY for ya, this is a major score, its so nice looking, if you need a belt napa should carry that serpentine style. Cool, a light & a dust blower. I think your new bandsaw is better than my delta, yup, it is ;)

#2 try cleaning the connections & sometimes wd-40 can loosten a stickey toggle switch to they are $5 at the box store.

#3 If you dont have a vice you need one. I think better images are needed on this subject.

#4 there is a number on the bearings, you can search it & possibly get them off amazon. If they are salvageable try soaking them in oil, sometimes it goes a long way.

#5 napa or auto parts store

#6 I just cleaned a bandsaw top before I sold it, I use fine wet dry sandpaper 180 dry contact cemented on an orbital sander, then wax. You can try 0000 steel wool but It sucks, for me anyway. Actually, this is what I use to sand on cast iron tops but I dont know where to get it, I get them from work…

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/3MIndustrial/Abrasives/Products/~/3M-Hookit-Microfinishing-Film-Type-D-Disc-366L-5-in-x-NH-30-Micron-50-per-inner-500-per-case?N=7582981+4294955044&rt=rud


-- -Mike, Southern California, YouTube User ( Give & Take )

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#13 posted 08-30-2016 03:54 AM

Thanks all. Thanks Mike.

I’ve got new bearings on the way from Amazon.

I fixed the light switch with the wd40.

I reset the existing belt so it was parallel to the two pulleys. It was a little cockeyed.

More questions-

Wheel tires – Do I have to buy the Powermstic brand? 3rd party suggestions? —-Edit—- I bought these-https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000H69UKI/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The air compressor unit on the motor. How much air should that be putting out? It feels like a soft whiff whiff whiff whiff. I don’t know if this is the right pressure since I have nothing to compare to. Is there any kind of maintenance I can do on that pump?

Thanks again for the valuable input.

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#14 posted 08-30-2016 10:56 AM

WOW! If he has got anymore I will take a dozen at that price!!!!!!!!!

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#15 posted 08-30-2016 01:43 PM

Holy crap! You lucky bum, that’s a freaking steal on everything you got.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#16 posted 08-30-2016 01:55 PM

You’ve lost me on the “air compressor on the motor”. What is that, ‘cause I’ve never seen that before?
Are you feeling the air coming off the cooling fan blades?
You made a great buy.
Bill

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#17 posted 08-30-2016 02:23 PM

YOU SUCK

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#18 posted 08-30-2016 02:28 PM


The air compressor unit on the motor. How much air should that be putting out? It feels like a soft whiff whiff whiff whiff. I don t know if this is the right pressure since I have nothing to compare to. Is there any kind of maintenance I can do on that pump?

- noone

It’s not supposed to be pumping out huge puffs of air, just enough to clear sight lines so you can see the mark your cutting. I doubt there is much you can do, it is using the main motor to power it, other than possibly cleaning it and checking for clogs.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#19 posted 08-30-2016 02:28 PM

There is a chip blower, an air tube that blows off the chips as you saw. It puffs air, like puff puff puff, but I’m not sure how strong it should be. There is a small compressor piece on the motor that is driven by the rotation of the shaft. I was wondering if anyone else had this unit and could comment.

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#20 posted 08-30-2016 03:45 PM

Thanks NYDude. That’s kind of what I was thinking. I already ordered a new tube for it.

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#21 posted 08-30-2016 05:17 PM

I just need to reiterate how envious of you I am, I have a brand new Laguna 14bx 220 and I’d still have drove and got that thing for that price, that’s like an $1200 saw before taxes and shipping you’re a lucky bum. Hell even if it needed $400 in parts, which by the looks of it I doubt you still paid less then half price.

YOU SUCK!

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#22 posted 08-30-2016 06:30 PM

Thank you sir!!!

I’m right at $60 in parts which I think should do it:

Table pin
Air tube
Wheel tires
Resaw attachment
Knob for resale attachment
Fence bar hook

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#23 posted 08-30-2016 06:38 PM

Noone congratulations on some well earned “You Suck”’s . Confess though have you caught yourself just peeking into the shop and giggling???

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#24 posted 08-30-2016 10:53 PM

Thanks all. I am generally a very unlucky guy and I think I was about due for this good luck find! I thought the SawStop ICS I picked up for $2300 was a deal, but this takes the cake.

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#25 posted 08-31-2016 03:26 PM

The air compressor unit on the motor. How much air should that be putting out? It feels like a soft whiff whiff whiff whiff. I don t know if this is the right pressure since I have nothing to compare to. Is there any kind of maintenance I can do on that pump?

- noone

It s not supposed to be pumping out huge puffs of air, just enough to clear sight lines so you can see the mark your cutting. I doubt there is much you can do, it is using the main motor to power it, other than possibly cleaning it and checking for clogs.

- UpstateNYdude

I took it apart last night and the little rubber diaphragm that is compressed to pump the air had a tear in it. I ordered a new one which should be at my door in around 3 weeks for 14 bucks. I’ve now got a total of $75 invested in parts to make this like new again.

All in at $275

:)

I’ll post final pics with all the new parts and cleaned once its ready.

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