I'd like to ask you all for a little help if I could. I feel almost guilty
asking for help when I haven't been very active in the group for a while,
but between work and real life, I haven't had much time, but anyway . . .
As some of you might know I teach HS woodshop. We have an old bandsaw,
about 17 years old or so. Anyway, it's Powermatic Model 81. It's a good,
powerful saw, but the brake shoe (part 3725002) gave up the ghost. It is
beyond repair. I was on the line with Powermatic this morning and they told
me the part is "obsolete." The only thing that they could suggest was to go
to a machine shop and get one custom made or find an old parts dealer. I
have made all the calls that I could to suppliers that I know, but have had
no success in finding this part. I was hoping that one of you might know of
where I could get a hold of this part, or even perhaps might have this item
laying around somewhere (if you are like I am and save piles of stuff
because it might come in handy some day) and could help me out. Obviously I
could run the saw without the brake, but I like to keep my machines (well,
actually the school's machines) in proper shape. If it comes with a brake
it should have a brake.
So, if any of you fine gentlemen could give me a lead I would greatly
appreciate it. You can post any reply here, or if you prefer you could
e-mail me. What ever is more convenient for you. My e-mail is: Golf, Kilo,
Romeo, Alpha, India, Golf, at India, X-ray, dot netcom.com. (damn spam bots)
Thanks in advance,
( I posted this message in ABPW as well, but did not cross post)
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's
just that they know so much that isn't so."
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