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post #1 of 3 Old 02-17-2015, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Question 1995 Powermatic Model 15

Hi Guys. Newb here. I recently bought a Powermatic 8 inch jointer and a Powermatic Model 15 thickness planer off the craigslist. Both were supposedly bought new in 1995 and never fired up. They had (have) a thick coat of rust on the exposed metal parts. The belts have definitely taken a set and cause substantial vibration when operating the machine and need to be changed. I found a direct replacement for the jointer at Auto Zone but can't find the planer belts.

My question is this for starters: The planer has a M-59 0L drive belt (three actually) and I can't find a direct replacement. The factory said look at an automotive parts store. They have 56 and 60 inch belts in 3/8" width. I called eparts and they want $30 each and no telling what they'll send as the female clerk didn't seem to have a clue.

Anyone else got a 1995 Model 15 that can tell me what belt they have on their machine?
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Look for a bearing or motor shop in your Area and take your old belt there. They'll probably have one in stock, and likely be cheaper than online.

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Cant help you on where to find the stock replacement. But you might consider using a link belt as a replacement. I "had" one on my old table saw and it worked great. It will never "take a set" like the normal belts due. Here is a picture of what I am talking about. Also here is the web site ...........http://www.zoro.com/i/G3722311/?utm_...FQYFaQodzbkAfw
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