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Forum topic by BlasterStumps posted 06-06-2018 01:41 PM 548 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BlasterStumps

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06-06-2018 01:41 PM

Just wondering what the going rate is in your neck of the woods for a powermatic 50 jointer? I’d like to have this one but don’t know what it is worth or what to offer. Also wonder how to lift something like this. I have a Maxxtow hydr, truck crane that attaches to the receiver hitch on my F150. The crane is rated for 1,000 lb. I would have to study the actual lift height that I can get with it to see if I could pick a jointer high enough. I suppose I could disassemble it some. But anyway I was hoping someone could tell me the best way to sling a jointer for lifting if you didn’t have to take it apart.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/tls/d/powermatic-model-50-jointer/6606341389.html

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado


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#1 posted 06-06-2018 05:01 PM

Just don’t lift from the tables.
When that was shipped new it was most likely separated from the base.
With a sticker that says don’t lift using the tables, it does make moving it inconvenient but if the tables are coplane and you want them to stay that way. Don’t lift from the tables.

-- Aj

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#2 posted 06-06-2018 05:08 PM

Thanks Aj. If I was lucky enough to buy it, I will probably disassemble it to a point to move it. I have enough lift but still, lots of problems trying to rig it properly.
Mike

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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BroncoBrian

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#3 posted 06-06-2018 07:31 PM

That is worth a uHaul with a ramp. That is the easiest thing to do, otherwise, take the cast iron off the base (should be simple) and remember to disconnect the belt.

That thing looks great, nice find.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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#4 posted 06-06-2018 07:37 PM

Loosen motor mount bolts (you may have to tip it) Remove belt. Remove 3 bolts securing jointer to cabinet. Will need extensions (9-12” worth).

I just refurbished one recently. It wasn’t hard at all.

400$ is at the top End. I’d try 325$.

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

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Loren

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#5 posted 06-06-2018 07:37 PM

I can lift an 8” jointer off the stand and move it
laterally. Remove the fence and the bolts that
hold the jointer on the stand and you should,
unless you have a real problem with lifting things,
be able to transfer it to a truck bed. Obviously
a 6” is lighter than an 8”. The bed of your truck
may be higher than the stand as well requiring
at least some elevation lifting. Lifting a jointer
off the ground is probably best done with a helper
or with the tables removed.

The stand is more awkward. Lean it up against
a piece of plywood at about a 45 degree angle
with the ply resting on the tailgate. Then lift
the ply from the ground and slide it forward.

Cranes and hoists are terrific for really heavy machines
but a model 50 isn’t in that class. Many 6” and
8” jointers have a sort of notch in the base and that’s
where I would put the hoist band. You’d have
to steady it by hand doing it this way. Lifting
by the tables is a no-no, nut if you have to
do it grab them where they meet the base.

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#6 posted 06-06-2018 10:43 PM

Thanks guys for the info on price and lifting. Don’t know if I can buy it or not at this point. Maybe go see it tomorrow.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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msinc

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#7 posted 06-07-2018 12:39 AM

That is a nice machine and for $400 I really think you would be very happy with it. One thing I would suggest you think about though….check first and see of there is a spiral type cutter head available for it. If not I might reconsider. Eventually you are probably going to want a joiner with a spiral head and if there is none available and you buy this thing now YOU are the guy that has to try and sell it in that state {no spiral cutter head available}. You probably don’t want to be that guy, just sayin’.

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#8 posted 06-07-2018 02:08 AM

Little confusion in reading the listings on the Shelix cutter site. They show a P50 powermatic 6” jointer. The jointer I am looking into just shows the model on the nametag as a 50. No P. Is it one and the same or is there a problem here? I may need to contact them.
Mike

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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TheFridge

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#9 posted 06-07-2018 03:25 AM

Nope. That’s it.

Looked up the same head for the same model recently for one of our older jointers.

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

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#10 posted 06-07-2018 03:26 AM

Thanks Fridge.

Mike

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#11 posted 06-07-2018 03:43 PM

another question…this time it has to do with the table height adjustment mechanism of this style/model jointer. This one has the adjustment arms instead of a wheel. I’ve not had any experience with the arm style. Anyone have opinion on them versus the wheel style?
Thanks in advance.
Mike

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#12 posted 06-07-2018 06:43 PM

I didn’t play around with it enound to get a good feel for it. I’m also not familiar with the mechanics of it so I don’t know which I’d prefer. Sorry bud.

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

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#13 posted 06-07-2018 07:59 PM

I have the arms on my Powermatic 54A and they are okay. Personally, if I were to buy a brand new bigger more expensive joiner I would buy the one with the wheels. That said, the 54A has a long bed and if I had to choose between the long bed with arms or a short bed with wheels I’d still opt for the longer bed. The arms are faster, the wheels are more accurate and make it easier to adjust to exactly where you want it set. For me the simple fact is that I just don’t change the table setting very often to warrant worrying about it.

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#14 posted 06-07-2018 09:37 PM

Well ain’t that a hoot. I ended up passing on the jointer after all. Had to give some serious thought to where I could house it, and how I could justify the expense when I have a 4” and a 6” in my shop already. The 4” is part of the ShopSmith and the 6” is a a really old aluminum model I rebuilt. For now, I think it best to stick with what I have and be thankful with what I have, and I am.
Just want to apologize to all you good LJ’s for all the trouble I put you though with my questions and then turning around on the deal in the end. I also want to say thanks again to all of you for your advice and for sharing the knowledge on it.
Maybe one day, I will have the room for one and have more need for it so that I can justify the expense.
Thanks again all.
Mike

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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