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Powermatic

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.™
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  • 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
  • Four feed speeds - 24 and 31 FPM, 16 and 20 FPM with gear change - provide versatility
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  • Integrated Digital Read Out for precise bevel cuts
  • Newly designed integrated hydraulic castor system with greater travel than previous model
  • Matching beveled edge between table and extension wings
  • Newly designed Arbor lock for quick and easy blade changes
  • Improved dust collection inside and outside of the cabinet
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  • Integrated caster system built into the cast iron base for instant shop mobility
  • Spindle height digital readout for making fine incremental adjustments on multiple passes
  • Heavy duty 30" x 40" precision ground tabletop for smooth stock feeding
  • Convenient quick lock belt tensioning for easy speed adjustment
  • Industrial fence system with fine adjust dials for more precise positioning
$3,999.99
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  • 5HP motor for plenty of power
  • Independently adjustable rear drum for fine tuning
  • Hard durometer rubber coating on steel drums provides flat, smooth finish
  • Two-speed gearbox for wide range of sanding projects.
  • Full size cast iron table for solid support
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  • Moveable control box for customizable versatility
  • Main power disconnect switch located on rear of headstock
  • Self-locating ergonomic spindle lock design for easy, one handed operation
  • Upgraded banjo features a non-marring, pinch style clamp for solid tool rest placement
  • Extended spindle nose increased access to the work piece
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  • Sliding headstock with electronic variable speed and digital RPM readout for accurate speed adjustments
  • Spindle lock and built in spindle indexing on the headstock for drilling hole patterns, routing flutes, and other equally spaced features
  • Vacuum system provides quick method of chucking bowl blanks
  • 15-amp quad receptacle for easy reach of powered accessories
  • Two 100W task lamps provide ideal lighting
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  • 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)
  • 1/8" depth of cut limiter for fast table positioning
  • High-mount switch for operator convenience
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  • The helical cutterhead with four-sided knife inserts provides smoother, quieter cutting and finer finish than conventional systems
  • 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
  • Four feed speeds - 24 and 31 FPM, 16 and 20 FPM with gear change - provide versatility
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  • 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
  • Gas cylinder controlled rack and pinion system for smooth head raising and lowering
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  • Integrated caster system built into the cast iron base for instant shop mobility
  • Spindle height digital readout for making fine incremental adjustments on multiple passes
  • Heavy duty 30" x 40" precision ground tabletop for smooth stock feeding
  • Convenient quick lock belt tensioning for easy speed adjustment
  • Industrial fence system with fine adjust dials for more precise positioning
$3,999.99
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  • Four centerlines - 1", 1-1/2", 2" and 2-1/2" - create a custom appearance
  • Pneumatic clamping provides quick locking and unlocking of the work piece
  • Eccentric spindle collet for resharpened cutters
  • Spring loaded carriage makes for smooth, effortless dovetail cutting
  • Cutter height of 3/16" to 3/4" accommodates different cutting depths and board thicknesses
$6,799.99
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  • Sliding headstock with electronic variable speed and digital RPM readout for accurate speed adjustments
  • Spindle lock and built in spindle indexing on the headstock for drilling hole patterns, routing flutes, and other equally spaced features
  • Set of dead centers which hold a spindle for visual comparison
  • Redesigned tool rest geometry allows for better chisel movement along the tool rest
  • Laser etched quill is self-ejecting.
$3,699.99
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  • Helical cutterhead with 4-sided carbide 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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  • 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
  • The sturdy miter gauge pivots 60 degrees to either side, allowing easy adjustment for a full range of cuts
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  • Quick release riving knife lever for hassle free riving knife changes
  • Matching beveled edge between table and extension wings
  • Newly designed AccuFence system for precision cuts
  • Dust collection greatly improved from previous models
  • Poly-V drive belt system delivers efficient, quiet operation
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  • Mechanical variable speed allows for full range of speeds with no belt changes
  • 6” of quill travel with one revolution of the handle
  • Fence system adjustable for a perfect 90 degree relationship to the table and for rapid alignment of stock
  • Adjustable material stop makes repetitive actions accurate and quick
  • A digital RPM readout allows user to optimize the spindle speed to the application
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  • Multi-position belt head locks at any angle from 0° to 90°; includes indexing pin for 0, 45°, and 90° stops
  • Belt and disc tables are precision ground cast iron with miter slots
  • Belt table tilts down to 45°, and can be set for beveled and mitered angle sanding
  • Full cast iron platen with solid crowned aluminum drums for smooth sanding belt movement and support
  • 12" disc is balanced for flat, even coverage
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  • Integrated Digital Read Out for precise bevel cuts
  • Newly designed integrated hydraulic castor system with greater travel than previous model
  • Matching beveled edge between table and extension wings
  • Newly designed Arbor lock for quick and easy blade changes
  • Improved dust collection inside and outside of the cabinet
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  • 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
  • Four feed speeds - 24 and 31 FPM, 16 and 20 FPM with gear change - provide versatility
$2,999.99
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  • Stainless steel guide tubes with eight guide roller assemblies provide smooth carriage glide
  • Dual 4" dust ports with nylon brush surrounding blade for front and rear dust exhaust
  • True counterweight system keeps the carriage where you position it while loading stock
  • Solid aluminum rollers with outside support brackets for square cuts
  • Casters for easy mobility
$5,499.99
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