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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Sander
Machine Size: 12in. Disc/6in. X 48in. Belt
Submitted By: Thomas Wassack
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Model 30 Belt/Disk Sander
Date of Manufacturer: 1974
Serial Number: 430173
Last Updated 1/7/2012 7:55:51 PM

Comments:
This machine was acquired from a private individual in June 2011. Per the OWWM Wikki, the serial number dates this machine to 1974.

The original color of this sander was metallic green with the white racing stripes. Being a fan of powder coating, I visited my local powder coating company - Premier Powder Coating, and they were running some outdoor ornamental iron work in a dark green color. I immediately knew that was my preferred color for all the sheet metal parts. I have never been a fan of powder coating cast iron, so I took a color sample to my local automotive paint store and they mixed a 2 part automotive enamel to the sample.

The motor access door was MIA, and thus I acquired a sheet metal replacement sans the venting normally present. I installed 1/4 studs on the edges of the base and notched the motor access door to fit around the studs. The door is held in place by nickel plated acorn nuts. While the door is not vented, the motor is TEFC and thus cooling should not be an issue.

After getting the sheet metal parts back from powder coating, I stripped, primed, and painted all the cast iron parts of the sander with the automotive enamel. The moving parts such as hardware and pulleys were wire brushed and protected with an enamel clear coat. All threaded hardware received the clear coat treatment.

A Dayton 1HP motor, though not original, was checked by a local motor shop and deemed in good shape and new paint was applied. New bearings for all drive and idler shafts were procured from Lynne at Accurate Bearing Company.

Prior to reassembly, I fabricated a mobile base for ease of movement in my 600 sq ft shop. After assembly, I visited a local sheet metal shop and had them fabricate a 4 inch dust collection shroud for the existing dust exit from the disk sander side. The shroud has a 2 inch adapter for the belt sander dust port. No attempt was made to deflect the dust collection from the disk to the belt side. With a 4 inch connection to my cyclone, no efficiency would be realized by blocking the belt or disk side collection. The completed shroud was powder coated - albeit in dark gray/grey, not the dark green.

New knobs where ordered from Fastenal for the motor access door, belt access cover, and the idler pulley cover. And finally the miter gauge body was powder coated a light gray/grey.

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Comments: Right Front View
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Comments: Belt Side View
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Comments: Dust Shroud Detail
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Comments: Mobile Base/Motor Access Door
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