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post #1 of 6 Old 04-18-2012, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Some of you in the Tucson area probably saw that ad on CL yesterday for a Powermatic model #60 jointer for $300 and asked yourself "is that a 6 or 8 inch jointer". Well according to Wikipedia, the Powermatic Model 60 was an 8" jointer.

And some of you probably looked at the picture of the jointer and said "I wonder if it's incomplete, or if he has the fence hidden away somewhere. Well yes, it is complete with fence, 2hp motor and extra blades - everything except the manual.

And apparently a half dozen or so actually called to ask about the jointer but were told that some crazy guy an hour south of you had first dibs and was coming up in the morning to look at it. And for you six I just want to say.

Neener Neener.

Yea, I went there. You up there in the big city all smug with your Woodcraft and Woodworker's Supply and McEwen Lumber and Kent's Tools while I'm down here making my own plywood from cactus needles and elmers glue sticks. I didn't need it, but I wanted it and I got it before you did. So let me say it again.

Neener Neener.

PS: Yes, I know this is where Warner Const. enters with some visual smackdown consisting of a 19th century 16 or 24" jointer completely restored down to the original pinstripes, but I'm still going to savor the moment.

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-18-2012, 01:50 PM
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Wow, nice score on a classic 8" jointer! What color (year) is it? Pea green, dark green, yellow? Love it when awesome deals like that pop up (especially when they are in the back of my van ) I've been working on a PM50 and they will last several lifetimes.

(...and I think you forgot eegee's )
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It's green-green.

I'm RGB colorblind, but I know it's green and not gold. The serial #is 9-4188 which I can't decipher. According to the OWWM wikki page This type of # shouldn't exist. It could be from 1969 and the one chart is wrong, or it could be like the generic chart at the top of the page, in which case it's from 1959. Either way I'm happy with it. Once I got it in place I grabbed a rough board and ran it through to make a few shavings - the blades that are on it are still sharp so I don't need to change them out yet.
And yea, I forgot about eegee's. I don't know why we don't have one down here - we've got room in the old Pofolks building since it's been closed for a decade now. We almost had a Red Lobster, but then they sent a rep down and once he actually saw the town he did a U-turn and floored it. We do have over a dozen oriental restaurants though. How many towns with just two main streets (one of which is a highway) can boast those kinds of numbers?
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Impressive numbers! I have lots of family in AZ. Mostly in the Phoenix area but some in Tucson. Done some backpacking all around there back in the day.

That's a nice looking' machine there. Guess we can't say it ain't so now with the picture.

Funny about the year. "9" is the only digit NOT covered by the definition. However, given the part I've italicized below I'm suspecting '59.

Model 60 (8 inch)
N-nnnn 196068 "N" is the units digit of the year, beginning in 1958. "nnnn" is a number.
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Nice score joesb-o-rust! That thing's just cool. More pics soon?
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Nice find JBR! That should be a nice addition to any shop.
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