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Zonker

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11-03-2018 12:06 PM

I’m going to bid on an old Powermatic 66 Tablesaw this morning at a local auction. Just curious about it’s age. Some one painted it battleship gray but the inside of the cabinet is emerald green. Serial # 166691. Any guesses?

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.


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#1 posted 11-03-2018 02:25 PM

by the picture I would guess not invented yet :<((((((((((

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

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#2 posted 11-03-2018 03:13 PM

Serial # 166691. Any guesses?

Why guess.. it was made in 1971 (also answered in your other thread).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#3 posted 11-03-2018 10:04 PM

Thanks everyone, I got outbid, maybe next time.

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.

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#4 posted 11-03-2018 11:23 PM



Thanks everyone, I got outbid, maybe next time.

- Zonker

Good for you, always glad to see someone stick to a price at an auction. Lotta folks go to BUY, doesn’t matter on price. It’s why you see twice retail on beat up stuff sometimes. Draw a line in the stand, and never cross it. You’ll see they come up fairly often if you are in a large area.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 11-04-2018 01:08 AM

Steve: I’m not in a really large area, this is the first one I’ve seen here. (Wichita Falls Tx)I just had a budget and had to stick with it. I looked at the whole process of getting the saw and getting it converted to a usable power source and had a number I couldn’t pass. I do know what you mean about people losing their minds at auctions though, I’ve seen people bid up HF clamps to twice retail then turn their noses up to Bessey’s ( which I got 8 24” Parallels for $30). But that is sometimes the fun of the auction too. They’re interesting studies in people.

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.

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#6 posted 11-04-2018 04:20 AM

There was just a nice auction this past weekend there I saw online. Bought a bandsaw fence, getting it shipping to Indiana. Good luck finding a saw. The cheapest I paid for a powermatic 66 is $15. I have bought a handfull of powermatic and delta unisaws for under $100! Bought a Powermatic 20” bandsaw for $15 at a auction as well. Had a broken trunion, but a guy I work with welded it back perfect. Bought a 1950s 20” powermatic in really good shape for $60. I have gotten a heck of a lot of deals, but I go to a lot of auctions. Have seen powermatic 66s sell for $1200, a powermatic shaper sold for $1600 at one auction, when I walked up to the guy who lost at $1500 bid, I said I have one just like it I could sell for $1000, he said, “no I just thought this one was selling at a great price”

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#7 posted 11-04-2018 04:20 AM

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