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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 10" Table saw
Submitted By: Mark Canankamp
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 66
Date of Manufacturer: 1972
Serial Number: 266963
Last Updated 8/3/2010 10:44:28 AM

Comments:
Here is the story. I picked up this PM66 from a friend that goes to my church. He bought the saw from the high school he worked at for $100. His plan was to fix it up and get it running for his garage. After a while not sure how long, months, he still did not have it running. He tracked down some hardware for the fence and some other little things, but nothing in order to really run the saw. He then came across a sale at Sears and bought a new Craftsman saw and now did not need this broken down PM66. Since I was into woodworking he asked me if I wanted it. I could not get the smile off my face when I said “of course I want it”. I couldn’t get it loaded in my truck fast enough. That was in October 2009 and I had been looking for an old Unisaw or Powermatic to fix up for a few years. What luck and it was free! I have been busy with a lot of other non-wood working things, but finally finished it over my vacation on July 4th, 2010. Here are some stats and pictures as the project progressed.

Powermatic 66
Serial number 266963 which makes it a 1972 model
3 hp 3 ph Marathon motor converted to a 3 hp 1 ph Lesson motor
Cabinet is powder coated Gold Vein color with other parts powder coated a satin black

Missing items included the motor cover, dust door, hand wheel handles and lock down knobs. All the knobs on the fence were also missing and so was the blade guard. The blade insert is there but regrettably was broken. All of the internals are there and in decent shape.

Items bought to complete the restoration:
New motor, dust door, new 50” Steel City fence, new bearings, new belts, new arbor nut and washer, all new hardware, hand wheel handles and lock down knobs, worm gear for blade raise mechanism, blade insert, safety switch, cast aluminum switch box, cord, and plug.

Items custom made to complete the restoration:
I made the wooden motor cover, extension table and drawer, and mobile base. The mobile base has Caster City 4” casters to make sure it can carry the load and that it is mobile in my garage. The base is made from 1/8” thick 2x2” square tube steel and 3/16” plate for the casters.

Other things:
The motor sheath had to be bored out and keyway broached due to the larger Lesson motor shaft. The cast iron top has been abused, but I think it adds character.

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Comments: Before Photo. Missing are the handwheel handles, lock down knobs, dust dor, and motor cover.
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Comments: A look inside. A mess.
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Comments: Bare cabinet before powder coating. Three colors!
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Comments: Cabinet after coating and with badges.Gold vien is the color.
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Comments: Wooden motor cover before painting a satin black. I wanted the cover to have a structural look and have louvers.
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Comments: Finished Saw.
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