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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 6" Jointer
Submitted By: Brent Haydamack
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Powermatic 50
Date of Manufacturer: 1959
Serial Number: 9-4433
Last Updated 7/23/2008 12:56:13 AM

Unfortunately I don't know much about the machine. I purchased it from a gentleman in Newhall, California (a neighborhood in the City of Santa Clarita). He had bought it from another down in Orange Count, California. It re-appeared on Craigslist a few times, starting $225 and slowly dropping. The gents on this site suggested offering $150 with nothing to loose, so I did and the seller took it. Now it's mine. It was in working condition when I bought it but I decided to do a complete tear-down anyway including new knives, bearings on the cutterhead, and paint. The motor was relatively new (Dayton single-cap 3/4hp motor) so I wiped the outside of it with a rag and left it alone.

The only piece missing that I know of is a knob on the fence itself for adjusting - no biggie, though.

The Jointer should be the old non-metallic "Pea Green" color. It came in Gray with Pea Green underneath. However, Pea Green is not my favorite so I layed on the "Charcoal Gray" from Rustoleum. The red bits are "Cherry Red" from Krylon.

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Comments: How it arrived home. Notice the Pea Green peaking through.
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Comments: Cleaned and piled...should I part it out?
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Comments: Finished and it looks great next to my '61 Unisaw - it's a keeper!
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