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Manufactured/Badged by:
Powermatic Machine Co.
McMinnville, TN; La Vergne, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 12"/14"
Submitted By: Stephen Davis
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 74
Date of Manufacturer: 1981
Serial Number:
Last Updated 9/22/2008 8:32:35 AM

Comments:
I purchased this machine on 09/20/2008 from a cabinet shop liquidation auction. A former employee of the shop told me they purchased this machine new from Powermatic in 1981 for $5,000. According to Bob Vaughan's 1997 price list - this saw would have sold new for over $9,000 with its full cast iron extension table.

It actually has two motors and controls. The main motor for the 12"/14" blade and a smaller 3/4~1HP motor for a smaller scoring blade. The scoring blade is useful for reducing chipout when cutting veneered plywoods.

I plan to replace the switches before putting it to work. Otherwise, it's ready to go.

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Comments: Front View
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Photo 2:

Comments: Notice full cast iron extension table - estimated weight is approximatley 900lbs for this saw
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Comments: Picture shows the main blade and the small scoring blade which pre-cuts the material first reducing chipout
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Comments: Another view from the front
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