Have a line on an old Powermatic Model 66 cabinet saw. Table rusted, but I
do not think it is pitted badly. Blade insert appears to be bowed slightly.
Overall condition is dusty and dirty. Blade height and tilt adjustments are
stiff. Only 1 drive belt, space for 3. Anyone know if this is (was) a good
saw? Any idea if parts might still be available? I have a hunch this might
clean up pretty fair. Person is asking $500. Any idea if this is a fair
You'll be throwing it away for a zero clearance anyway.
No big deal.
Pop the top, give it a good cleaning and lube it.
Buy three new, throw away the one and you're set.
Yes I do.
The saw is still being sold by P-Matic so the answer will be
So far so good.
You haven't mentioned motor condition or phase. Add $300ish
for a new motor from Pete at Plaza if it's needed.
You've not mentioned fence. Add $300ish for a Biesememyer
if it's needed.
In the end, you have the potential of $500 for a $2000ish
saw or maybe $1100ish for a $2000ish saw.
I'll leave it to you to decide.
Sounds exactly like a twin brother to the saw I bought about 4 years
ago. Had to spend some time it to clean it up and put on new belts.
Installed all new bearings in it last year, costed about $50 for
arbor & motor bearings at a local bearing shop. Picked up a Beismeyer
on their closeout web site for $200.
I now have a $775 Powermatic that I wouldn't trade for the world.
John, in Minnesota
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