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Powermatic Machine Co.
McMinnville, TN; La Vergne, TN
Wood Working Machinery
12" / 14" blade 38" x 83" table
Powermatic Model 72 Tablesaw - 7.5 HP - 3 Phase 220/440V
Date of Manufacturer:
1/27/2012 1:31:12 AM
I purchased this table saw on ebay for one reason. I could not envision paying $2600.00 for a table saw with a laminated top. It came all the way to CT from Wisconsin. I plan on restoring the saw. This is one heavy saw with the extentions. The freight guys said 1200lbs, I say a little less. I am missing a motor cover and a dust door. I picked up a 15 hp motor and Rotary Phase converter to power the 7 hp 3 phase saw. I wired up the converter and its works great with my lathe, once I get the tablesaw together I will fire it up.
Powermatic does not have the motor cover, so if anyone know's where I can find one please let me know.
update: Purchased new dust door from powermatic and fabricated a new motor from part of an old washing machine.
Update: Jan 2012 I took the saw all apart 2 years and now I am in the process of sand blasting the top with walnut media. That should do the trick. I purchased a dust door and fabricated a motor cover from an old washing machine. The finish is smoother on the cabinet than my lathe was so I don't know if I will spray or hand paint it. I just hope I have enough juice to eventually fire this machine up. lol I decided that the new shop fox fence is looking like the best out there and I am going to put that on the saw.
Update: I just fired up the motor with the phase converter and it ran perfect. I could hardly here the motor.
My large Powermatic 72
Pic taken by the gentleman who sold me the saw
Missing motor cover
7 1/2 3phase motor
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