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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Tenoning Machine
Machine Size: 8-1558
Submitted By: Mike Kunnen
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 2A
Date of Manufacturer: 1950's ?
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Last Updated 12/20/2005 10:52:01 PM

I purchased this machine on Ebay from a woodworker in California who was upgrading to an Oliver. In general the machine was in good working condition when I got it but I decided to completely rebuild it before using it.

I had news knives put into the tenoning heads, purchased a lower insert style cope head and a custom upper head. When dialed in the machine produces nice results but as others have mentioned it can be a pain to get things set up.

In theory the cut-off saw would be nice but you adjust this one by moving it up & down on the arbor and locking it in place with a set screw making it a pain. Mine came with the original blade which doesn't look like it has every been used.



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Comments: Tenoner when I got it home, previous owner had glued plastic laminate to the cast iron top
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Comments: Tenoner rebuilt and ready for work with a sheet metal guard that I had made to improve dust collection and make it a bit safer. Still a bit scary with all 4 heads running.
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Comments: New tenoning knives and cope heads, cut-off blade is the original.
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