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

True Manufacturer:
Powermatic Machine Co., McMinnville, TN; La Vergne, TN
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Mark Steinbach
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 90 - extended
Date of Manufacturer: 1962
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Last Updated 5/5/2009 10:52:44 AM

Comments:
I bought this machine from a fellow OWWMer in Dallas who bought a bigger lathe. He had done most of the heavy lifting. He found the lathe in a scrapyard with only the headstock and the base destroyed. All bearings were replaced, motor rewired, and replacement accessories. He added a VFD and set up the remote controls.

The down side was it never had a factory base and he had it mounted to a workbench. By chance I found just a base from a Dallas machinery dealer, cleaned it up and gave it a new stand.

Update 5/5/09 - I bought a second PM 90 base and bed with the idea of putting two together for longer turnings. It wasn't very easy to make the two match up, but I finally found a workable solution with an adapter to join the two end-to-end.

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Comments: fully restored
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Comments: base before clean up
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Comments: adapter, 5/8" plate for rails, 1/2" plate on other pieces, 1/2" bolt holes
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Comments: adapter installed
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Comments: provides 7' b/t centers, overall length 11'
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Comments: close up of VFD controls
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