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Thread: PM 90 lathe, price was right-free!

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    PM 90 lathe, price was right-free!

    My neighbor got it with a bunch of other eqipment and didn't want it, so we just unloaded it in my shop. Pretty rusty but I think it'll clean up. Where can I find manuals and such for it?

    Jerry

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    You can do a search on the Internet and also call Powermatic they can send you photocopy's of the manual. Thats what I did for mine.
    Jay

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    Talk about a steal. Congrats on your new toy/project.
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    That's a good price to pay for a spiny machine! What little turning I have done was mostly done on one of these. Check it for single phase or 3 phase.
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    Jerry, here is a link to the OWWM.org page for powermatic lathe reprints...

    >>>>>Link<<<<<

    BTW, that is a great gloat....please post pics and maybe a series of them of the restore...
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    Pictures?

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    CONGRATS on the alleged "new to you" lathe
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    Talking thats just unfair

    i stil have kept myslef away from your fatal disease but now your gettin pretty contagious if they are out there for free,, had to search to see what i was hearing about ,,no pics here???? but after i saw one you done alright by gettin this one!
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    Great score

    Look something like this?

    Attachment 25751

    (found on ebay for $999)
    Last edited by Greg Cook; 09-13-2009 at 03:48 AM.

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    Pic police stand down!

    Yeah, I knew I'd hear it for no pics! Truth be told, our camera is kaput but I'm buying a new one today so pics are coming! Thanks for all the help, especially the manual with parts breakdown. It has a Century 3hp single phase motor which turns freely but I have not plugged it in yet as I'm slightly confused by the plug which is four wire. Any thoughts on that? The biggest problem I see at first glance is that the tailstock is frozen and the threads on the headstock spindle may be flattened out a bit. Pics later.
    Jerry

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