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Powermatic Machine Co.
McMinnville, TN; La Vergne, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Sean McGrath
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: PM 90
Date of Manufacturer: 1974
Serial Number:
Last Updated 4/9/2010 2:55:33 PM

I bought this machine from a guy in Missoula MT. He had several of the them. Apparently he had bought them from a school auction. The machine was pretty complete. It was disassembled but most pieces where there. It was missing a tool rest (which I would like to find a reasonably priced original). While it was disassembled I replaced all the bearings and seals. The machine came with 1 hp 3 phase motor. I bought a new 1 hp 1 phase motor. Painted and reassembled. Eventually I reinstalled the original motor with a VFD. I am glad I did. I really like the added speed control. I use the VFD in conjunction with the reeves drive.

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Comments: As bought
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Comments: Finished. I am obviously one of those people who likes to add a little originality to the paint scheme.
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