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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 20"
Submitted By: Brian Coe
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Model 81 20" Band Saw
Date of Manufacturer: 196??
Serial Number: 88157
Last Updated 6/8/2006 12:00:00 AM

Purchased on Ebay in 2005. Early history unknown. As purchased it had an OK gray paint job with ugly red accents and a scary pony motor phase converter with exposed pulley bolted onto the back side. Motor was 1hp three phase. No fence, miter guage, and foot brake casting was broken. Lower bearings were bad and had some play in the shaft, and missing counterweight for guide bar. I dissassembled, repainted, found the missing parts, changed out bearings and repaired shaft. Saw now has new Leeson 2hp single phase motor. Rips through a 2x4 with no hesitation, and passes the nickel and penny test. Thanks to all the OWWMers who offered advice and assisted in various ways.

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Comments: Saw as purchased
Source: ebay seller's photo
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Photo 2:

Comments: Saw as restored and ready to work.
Source: Me and my camera
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Comments: Interior of the saw.
Source: same
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