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Forum topic by jamar1 posted 10-13-2018 02:15 PM 865 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-13-2018 02:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pm2000 pm66 powermatic tablesaw copper winding tool electric motor

I’m looking at a 2012 PM2000 asking $1500.00
Owner states in Ad, that after 2 hours of continuous use, the motor begins to overheat.
The Ad states a motor professional advised him to replace copper wrapping in motor. Instead, owner bought new saw and is selling this one as is.
Also, included in multiple photos is this pic of the arbor. I am not familar with the saw and I have not talked to the owner, but is the black metal bar along side the arbor bent? (trunnion?)
I’ll ask owner tomorrow, but just wondering.
Question is does anyone know what a rehab or rebuild of this 3 hp motor would run? I lived in Louisiana and I know prices vary, but an idea would be helpful.
What about just replacing the motor? Estimated cost to replace?

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#1 posted 10-13-2018 02:55 PM

we are not mind readers here although we are good some pictures might help a 3hp motor TEFC is about $400.00 so thats $1900.00 for 6 almost 7 year old saw TOO MUCH MONEY IMO :<((((((((((((

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#2 posted 10-13-2018 06:48 PM

Typically motors are expensive. May be able to find one second hand but shipping is gonna suck. Doubt you’ll find one locally.

Whereabouts in LA? I’m outside of BR myself.

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#3 posted 10-13-2018 09:21 PM

I’m in Alexandria.
The saw is in Lafayette.
Yeah, I agree $1900.00 too much for this saw.
I passed on a nice 2004 model ($1000.00) last month. It wasn’t as clean as a want to see, but I felt like it was priced well.
This saw should be $1000.00 to start.

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#4 posted 10-13-2018 10:44 PM

Way too much. In good condition, asking I’d call about 50-60% of retail “fair”. Right now he’s asking about 50% and it needs a new/rebuilt motor. Getting it rewound is going to almost certainly cost you more than a new motor ($600+), so I’d be subtracting that from the price ‘m willing to give him.

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