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12-11-2018 10:18 PM

I’ve run across another item I think I’m interested in. This thing was bought at an estate sale and the guy isn’t even sure what it is. It’s described a a grizzly but pic says powermatic. It’s cheap. Can anybody give me any info from the pictures????


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#1 posted 12-11-2018 10:39 PM

Looks like a PM72 with Biesemeyer fence rails (hopefully the fence is in there somewhere as well).

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#2 posted 12-11-2018 10:42 PM



Looks like a PM72 with Biesemeyer fence rails (hopefully the fence is in there somewhere as well).

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

He does have the fence. Says he has two of them. Is the pm72 a 12 inch saw? Are parts readily available if it need restored?

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#3 posted 12-12-2018 07:15 AM

The PM72 is a 12/14” saw (1” arbor), and with a 14” blade can cut just over 5” thick stock in a single pass. Parts availability is not too bad given that there were quite a few of those machines made over the years, and most can be sourced at the local hardware store. Be warned about moving it though – that sucker weighs in at just a hair under a half ton!

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#4 posted 12-12-2018 11:24 AM

Great saw, it is well worth restoring. The people at http://vintagemachinery.org will be quite helpful with questions and locating parts.

-- Daniel

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#5 posted 12-12-2018 03:06 PM

What size motor? Years ago I bought an old Rockwell 1” arbor saw it had a 7.5HP \ 3 phase motor.

So its either a phase converter or a 5HP single phase motor.

Its going to be a beast to move and set up. Give it some serious thought.

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#6 posted 12-12-2018 03:47 PM

I got a few more pics this morning. I’ve been looking for a powermatic for a decent price for years. This thing is a beast of a saw and for the price , I don’t think I can say no.

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#7 posted 12-12-2018 04:58 PM

clue us in ,,how much is he asking.?

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#8 posted 12-12-2018 05:17 PM

Ok guys,,,next question. I have told the gentlemen to mark the saw as sold and I am planning on going to get it saturday. Do I need to disassemble anything for transporting the saw home? Remove the top? Remove the motor? The guy says his neighbor will help load the saw with a tractor for 20 buck. Is that a good idea or bad?

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#9 posted 12-12-2018 05:27 PM

Remove rail. Top. You can leave motor in while loading but drop it to the bottom of the cab once it’s loaded.

Grab every part the guy offers and look for more. Dust cover, blade guard, extra miter gauges etc. take whatever is offered.

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

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#10 posted 12-12-2018 05:31 PM

Where is your shop space (basement, garage, etc.)? What kind of access? I’d take the rails and extension tables off, but anything more depends on where and how you need to move it.

I think your best bet is to get it on a pallet, then use a pallet jack/forklift to get it on a carry-on trailer w/ ramp. The guy’s tractor might help you load it, but you need to figure out what you’re going to do when you get it home.

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#11 posted 12-12-2018 05:42 PM

If it’s too much for a dolly to handle I’d separate the motor and the trunnion guts from the cabinet. It should be substantially lighter after that. You have to do it anyway. I haven’t met an older tool than couldn’t use new bearings or a cleanup.

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

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#12 posted 12-12-2018 05:49 PM



Where is your shop space (basement, garage, etc.)? What kind of access? I d take the rails and extension tables off, but anything more depends on where and how you need to move it.

I think your best bet is to get it on a pallet, then use a pallet jack/forklift to get it on a carry-on trailer w/ ramp. The guy s tractor might help you load it, but you need to figure out what you re going to do when you get it home.

- EdDantes

My shop is a 12 by 24 outbuilding. I have a tractor at home that I can use to lift with straps to get it inside the builing? Or I have a drive in basement that I can set the saw in to disassemble and restore the saw and then move it to the shop before I reassemble.

I do not have pallet forks but do have a pallet at the house that I could take with me if it would make strapping easier.

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#13 posted 12-12-2018 06:03 PM

Are you going to give us the price and motor size. Single or 3 hp. ???

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



Are you going to give us the price and motor size. Single or 3 hp. ???

- AlaskaGuy

It is a 5hp 3 phase machine.

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#15 posted 12-12-2018 06:23 PM

My shop is a 12 by 24 outbuilding. I have a tractor at home that I can use to lift with straps to get it inside the builing? Or I have a drive in basement that I can set the saw in to disassemble and restore the saw and then move it to the shop before I reassemble.

I do not have pallet forks but do have a pallet at the house that I could take with me if it would make strapping easier.

- jtp79

I might bring the pallet and then strap the extension tables and top to it which will make them easier to move as a unit (which is fine with a tractor on both ends). Then move the cabinet as one unit with the motor removed.

If have the machinery to load/unload, I favor disassembling only as much as necessary at the guy’s place. When you get home and into your garage, you can take your time and dissassemble to clean/restore. Gives you more time to document, which makes it easier when everything has to go back together (at least for me).

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