Turning

Subject:
Re: renovating Powermatic 3520B

Brent English
I'm under the impression that the 3520 motor has an extra long shaft so that the pulley on the motor can line up with the pulley on the spindle. If the sellers still have the existing motor you could get it rewound and repaired at a motor shop, or just buy the correct motor from PM.

So I'd call Powermatic and get some guidance. At $400 for the lathe, if you pay PM retail prices for the repair parts, you'd still come out ahead. PLUS, you'd spend a lot less time pulling your hair making non-standard stuff fit. But of course, every moment you spend fixing it could have been spent woodturning....

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