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Forum topic by Dreban posted 12-01-2018 09:49 PM 513 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dreban

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12-01-2018 09:49 PM

I have a magnetic power switch off my 3 phase, 220, 5hp Powermatic 66 in a box since I had to use a VFD to run it on single phase power and that required bypassing the original power switch. I’m looking at putting in an offer on a 1980s-ish, single phase, 220 Powermatic 60 8” jointer that needs a new power switch. Are they compatible? Thanks!


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#1 posted 12-01-2018 09:54 PM

Should be, although you will need to replace the heaters for proper overload protection. However, it would probably be easier just to fix the Jointer – depends on what is wrong with it.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#2 posted 12-01-2018 09:57 PM

The guy said the original power switch went bad. I didnt know if they were compatible since i have a perfectly good one sitting in a box. I have no idea what “replacing the heaters” means. I just know what a magnetic power switch does, and have no idea about anything else. Thanks.


Should be, although you will need to replace the heaters for proper overload protection. However, it would probably be easier just to fix the Jointer – depends on what is wrong with it.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


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#3 posted 12-02-2018 09:20 PM

Anyone else have knowledge on his? Thanks!

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