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From a family operated corn milling operation in McMinnville, TN. to today’s 400,000 square foot facility in LaVergne, TN., the evolution of Powermatic has echoed the success of polaroidAmerican business ingenuity throughout the 20th Century and into the new millennium. In 1921, Leonard F. Smith, Sr. was a seller of timber and rough-cut lumber in the McMinnville community of middle Tennessee. He believed he could make a better product to sell if he first planed the wood himself. Instead of purchasing a planing machine from an existing manufacturer, he decided to build his own in his workshop on the family farm. Upon completion, he used it in his lumber and timber business. Shortly afterward an individual offered to purchase the machine. Mr. Smith used the money to build four more planers, which he offered for sale to others he knew in the lumber industry. These sold quickly and as word spread of the quality of these machines, demand increased. Mr. Smith decided to leave the lumber industry and engage full time in the manufacturing business. The growth of the company demanded a move to larger facilities. In 1928, Mr. Smith named his company Powermatic, and moved his business into an old blacksmith shop in town. He introduced several new products including sanding machines, drill presses, and the industry’s latest invention, the Tilting FilmstripArbor Table Saw. Through the 1940’s several progressively larger factories were occupied as the demand for Powermatic products grew. In 1954, the company, now run by Mr. Smith’s sons, bought land on the edge of town and built a 38,000 square foot facility specifically tailored to their operations. In 1958, Powermatic took a unique step in the industry by establishing its own 50,000 square foot foundry. This enabled the company to keep tight control on the precision and quality of its castings and to ensure that the Meehanite ™ process, still in use today, would put the company at the forefront of the woodworking machinery manufacturing process for years to come.curl In 1966, the Smith brothers sold their business to Houdaille Industries. Although owned by a Fortune 500 Company, Powermatic continued to be influenced by the local community and run in autonomous fashion. In April of 1986, Powermatic was purchased and operated as a division of DeVlieg-Bullard, Inc. In October of 1999 Powermatic was purchased by WMH, who already owned Jet Tools, and Performax Products. These three companies along with the Wilton Tool Company were grouped together to form the WMH Tool Group as we are known today. In July 2001, a “NEW” Powermatic emerged and a strategic business decision was made to pursue the general purpose industrial woodworking machinery market much more aggressively. From a family operated corn mill to a world class leader of industrial woodworking machinery, we remain… The Gold Standard Since 1921.™
Powermatic PM1000 Table saw 1-3/4HP 1PH 52" Rip w/Accu-Fence System at Elite Metal Tools
  • Cabinet saw that only requires 115V power
  • A blade surround and collection hose provide an unobstructed path, maximizing dust collection
  • Conveniently located hands free power switch
  • Tool-less guard assembly with independent side leaves is easy to use, maximizing safety
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Powermatic 54A Jointer 1HP 1PH 115/230V at Elite Metal Tools
  • The cutterhead features three auto-set knives that automatically align themselves in the cutterhead
  • 66" long adjustable infeed and outfeed tables provide more working surface
  • Fine/quick adjustment lever on infeed table for precision cuts
  • Extra-long 38" two-way tilting fence with positive stops provides quick positioning for 90° or bevel cuts
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Powermatic PM2000 Table Saw 3HP 1PH 230V 30" Rip w/Accu-Fence at Elite Metal Tools
  • Quick release riving knife greatly reduces binding/kickback risk
  • Built-in retractable caster system for immediate shop mobility
  • Arbor lock for rapid blade change
  • Poly-V drive belt system delivers efficient, quiet operation
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Powermatic 209 Planer at Elite Metal Tools
  • Knife setting gauge
  • 5HP motor and 20" planing capacity for heavy duty work
  • Fully enclosed base cabinet with integrated casters for shop mobility
  • Cast iron table with extensions creates a big 55-1/2" x 20" working area
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Powermatic 54HH Jointer 1HP 1PH 115/230V at Elite Metal Tools
  • Helical cutterhead with four-sided knife inserts provides smoother, quieter cutting and finer finish than conventional systems
  • 66" long adjustable infeed and outfeed tables provide more working surface
  • Fine/quick adjustment lever on infeed table for precision cuts
  • Extra-long 38" two-way tilting fence with positive stops provides quick positioning for 90° or bevel cuts
  • Enlarged sheet metal stand provides a sturdy base
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Powermatic PM1000 Table saw 1-3/4HP 1PH 30" Rip w/Accu-Fence System at Elite Metal Tools
  • Cabinet saw that only requires 115V power
  • A blade surround and collection hose provide an unobstructed path, maximizing dust collection
  • Conveniently located hands free power switch
  • Tool-less guard assembly with independent side leaves is easy to use, maximizing safety
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Powermatic PM2000 TA SAW 3HP 1PH 230V 50" Rip w/Accu-Fence Rout-R-Lift System at Elite Metal Tools
  • Quick release riving knife greatly reduces binding/kickback risk
  • Built-in retractable caster system for immediate shop mobility
  • Arbor lock for rapid blade change
  • Poly-V drive belt system delivers efficient, quiet operation
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Powermatic 60HH 8" Jointer 2HP 1PH 230V Helical Head at Elite Metal Tools
  • Helical cutterhead with four-sided inserts provides smoother, quieter cutting and a superior finish
  • Extra long tables are mounted on dovetailed ways, for extended workpiece support
  • Adjustment lever offers quick infeed table positioning and fine-tuning of cut depth
  • High mount switch for operator convenience
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Powermatic 719T Mortiser at Elite Metal Tools
  • Sturdy cast iron construction with precision-machined column and table
  • Quick position table mounted swiveling vise clamp accommodates angled work pieces
  • Feed lever features size positions allowing for quick adjustments
  • Table and fence tilt from 0 to 35° for angled mortises
$1,300.99
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Powermatic PJ-882HH Jointer 2HP 1PH 230V at Elite Metal Tools
  • Helical cutterhead with knife inserts provides smoother, quieter cutting and finer finish than conventional systems
  • Extra long 82" table for expanded work support
  • Parallelogram design helps maintain table parallelism and eases table raising and lowering
  • Handwheel with worm gear system for precise fence tilting (Patented)
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Powermatic 209HH, 20" Planer, 5HP 1PH 230V, with Byrd® Cutterhead 1791315 at Elite Metal Tools
This heavy duty planer offers performance and value, loaded with standard features not found on other machines in its class. The powerful 5HP motor and 20" planing capacity will handle the most demanding work. The helical cutterhead provides quieter operation and finer finishing than conventional systems, and the four-sided knife inserts seat themselves without requiring a set-up gauge. The 5" dust port connects easily to any dust collector. The anti-kickback fingers and pressure bar are located in close proximity to the cutterhead for an exceptional finish.
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Powermatic 64B Table Saw 1.75 HP 115/230V 50" Fence with Riving Knife at Elite Metal Tools
  • Riving knife maintains close blade proximity to reduce chance of kickback
  • Micro-adjust miter gauge with extension plate offers wider crosscut support
  • Blade guard and riving knife have quick release for tool-less mounting and removal
  • Precision ground cast iron table and wings have beveled edge for smooth miter gauge entry
$1,734.99
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Powermatic PM2700 Shaper, 5HP 1PH 230V 1280101C at Elite Metal Tools
This new PM2700 Shaper offers more features to you than any other shaper in the same class. The extra large 30" x 40" precision ground cast iron table includes a heavy duty miter gauge with an aluminum extruded support. The built-in, omni-directional caster system (patent pending) is retractable into the base. A quick-release lever allows fast speed and belt changes. The extruded aluminum fence has several T-slots so you can mount a wood face to create a no-clearance surface around any shaper or router bit.
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Powermatic DDS225 Drum Sander, 5HP 1PH 230V 1791290 at Elite Metal Tools
Finally, a production class Dual Drum Sander that is loaded with features. This machine features a 5HP motor to power the twin poly V-belts. The dual steel drums have a hard durometer rubber coating to assure a flat, mar free finish. Independently adjustable rear drum makes fine tuning easy. A heavy cast iron table incorporates four solid jackscrews with chain drive timing to keep it level at all times. The heavy-duty poly conveyor belt provides a positive grip on the stock. The 1/4HP feed motor is coupled to a two-speed forward/reverse gearbox that will sand 8 and 12 surface feet per minute.
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Powermatic 60C 8" Jointer 2HP 1PH 230V at Elite Metal Tools
  • High-speed heat-treated steel knives
  • Extra long tables are mounted on dovetailed ways, for extended workpiece support
  • Adjustment lever offers quick infeed table positioning and fine-tuning of cut depth
  • High mount switch for operator convenience
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Powermatic PM2000, 5HP 1PH 230V, 50" Rip w/Accu-Fence and Workbench 1792017K at Elite Metal Tools
The award winning PM2000 table saw sets a new standard for innovation with an array of patented features and massive body design. It boasts the heaviest cast iron base in its class that virtually eliminates table vibration. The cast iron tables are oversized, and the push button arbor lock is accessible from above the table top to eliminate the need for dual arbor wrenches. The quick-release riving knife design helps reduce the chance of kickback. The blade tilt scale has adjustable angle indicators for repetitive bevel cuts.
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Powermatic 4224B Lathe with Lamp Kit 1794224K at Elite Metal Tools
The Powermatic 4224B is the newest member of the industry-leading family of lathes. Over 900 pounds, the 4224B is the biggest, heaviest, and most capable lathe we’ve ever built. It expands the limits of creative possibility, and takes your passion to a whole new level. With newly designed, top of its class features, the 4224B pushes the limits of design, innovation, and durability.
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Powermatic PM2000 5HP 3PH 230V 50" Rip w/Accu-Fence at Elite Metal Tools
  • Quick release riving knife greatly reduces binding/kickback risk
  • Built-in retractable caster system for immediate shop mobility
  • Arbor lock for rapid blade change
  • Poly-V drive belt system delivers efficient, quiet operation
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Powermatic PM2000 5HP 3PH 230V 50" Rip w/Accu-Fence and Workbench at Elite Metal Tools
  • Quick release riving knife greatly reduces binding/kickback risk
  • Built-in retractable caster system for immediate shop mobility
  • Arbor lock for rapid blade change
  • Extension table doubles as a mobile workbench
$3,907.99
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Powermatic 64B Table Saw 1.75HP 115/230V 30" Fence with Riving Knife at Elite Metal Tools
  • Riving knife maintains close blade proximity to reduce chance of kickback
  • Micro-adjust miter gauge with extension plate offers wider crosscut support
  • Blade guard and riving knife have quick release for tool-less mounting and removal
  • Precision ground cast iron table and wings have beveled edge for sm
$1,632.99
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