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Powermatic Model 45 wood lathe

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I have an opportunity to purchase a Powermatic Model 45 wood lathe in "VERY NICE CONDITION, COMES WITH TOOLS, PLATES AND RESTS. MOST OF THE KNIVES ARE BUCK BROS. HAS 110V 3/4HP DAYTON MOTOR."

Can anyone tell me if this is a worthwhile lathe. I understand it is no longer made and wonder if parts, etc. are a problem with Powermatic having changed ownership multiple times since the 45 was manufactured.

Anything anyone can tell me would be greatly appreciated.
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How did this 'turn' out? Sorry couldn't resist the pun :)
Mark,

After I asked more questions about the lathe, the seller discontinued corresponding so I don't know if he sold it, or if he couldn't answer the questions, or if he was just looking for someone who would buy it "no-questions-asked." I guess it just wasn't God's will for my life.
You are probably better off without it then. That is a great fish in your picture by the way:)
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