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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Sander
Machine Size: 12" Disc, 6"x48" Belt
Submitted By: Michael Salvatore
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Powermatic Model 30 Belt & Disc Sander
Date of Manufacturer: 1960's
Serial Number: 5-4783-3
Last Updated 12/13/2008 5:49:34 PM

This machine was found in sad shape in the basement of a condemned house. one of the sons of the family who owned the house said that his mother moved out a few years ago, and just left the house, items included, along with the sander. He posted it on Craigslist for $120. Immediately called him and said he'd knock down the price to $80. When we got there, the sander was in the middle of the basement, and the only way up was a small set of stairs. After 10 minutes with an appliance cart and nearly falling with the machine down the stairs a few times, we managed to get it out. When I brought it home, I unfroze the tracking knob with a pair of pliers, fired it up and it ran like a dream. I painted it o current powermatic colors, but am going to repaint it the right way some day soon.

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Comments: Sander, as found
Source: Me
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Comments: A bit of restoration, painted to current standards
Source: Me
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