1966 powermatic 60 jointer

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Forum topic by Eric posted 05-05-2017 12:25 PM 830 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2017 12:25 PM

What is a good pricepoint for purchasing a 1966 powermatic 60 8” jointer in good condition?

Tables seem fine.
Fence angle is solid.
Fence depth is solid.
Fence does have minimal side to side play but i don’t use jointer for rabbeting.

-- Eric

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#1 posted 05-05-2017 12:51 PM

Id like it for $400.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 05-06-2017 01:22 AM

$400 seems high to me. The problem with a stuck fence is that you’re going to be wearing out one section of the blades. Normally with a jointer you try to move the fence so that you’re using all parts of the blades evenly. If you can’t do that, you’re going to have to replace/sharpen the blades more frequently. That’s an annoyance.

I know people have this funny idea that if it says “Powermatic” on it is magically worth twice what a comparable tool is worth, but I don’t agree. Close to $300 is better. How is the motor? Is it 2HP, 1.5HP, or 1HP?

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#3 posted 05-06-2017 01:54 AM

The fence moves fine. When its locked, its locked tight for angle and depth but has some minimal play left right as you stand at the machine.
Thanks for your thought on price!

-- Eric

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#4 posted 05-06-2017 02:17 AM


Play in the fence is likely a matter of a
minor adjustment. Those fences are a
proven and durable design.

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#5 posted 05-06-2017 02:19 AM

Good price for you…. or for the seller? $300 for an 8” PM doesn’t seem realistic from what I have seen. Seller prolly wants $600 or more. $400-500 for fully functional plug and play would have me reaching for the wallet. Tough to really say though, pics would help.

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