Powermatic 1660802K Model 66 Special Edition 10 Inch Left Tilt 3 Horsepower Cabinet Saw With 30 Inch Accu Fence, 1 Cast Iron Extension Wing, And Table Board, 230 Volt 1 Phase - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Could you explain the problem a little more for me? Does it run OK on start up and when you go to cut you have the problem?

Powermatic... | Answered on Oct 27, 2011 | 138 views


I think you can download a manual for your saw from this link. or this link.
Another site I have had good luck with for these older models is here. Choose the publications/reprints tab at left, then choose craftsman in the manufacturer's link, and then click on machine type to sort the list into table saws. From there you might find a similar vintage manual that has the details you need. Many models have similar parts, and the descriptions of fence operation, etc are somewhat common.
Good luck.

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Powermatic... | Answered on Aug 02, 2011 | 138 views


Do an online search for "table saw tune up" and sort through the articles to find one that gives detailed instructions on how to check for blade runout and how to test blade alignment with the table top. Here's one that covers the basics quickly and concisely, but there are many to choose from. Compare them with information from your powermtic user's guide.
It's a laborious process that will take a day or two and you need to loosen the bolts that fasten the saw trunnions/ mechanism to the cast top, and physically shift the alignment of the saw arbor relative to the mitre slots, then recheck it for alignment, etc. until you get it right. Sometimes you can loosen several corners and leave one kind of tight to shift the saw in the direction you want to move. Download the online manual from powermatic here by choosing your model and you'll have onhand a detailed parts diagram to guide you. If you're not up to a gruelling process, and don't have the appropriate tools, I recommend you re-check your blade to ensure it's not at fault and see if you can't live with it as is.
Otherwise, good luck and be patient. It's worth it to have it right, but wood is only wood, and at some point you have to just do the woodworking.

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Powermatic... | Answered on Aug 02, 2011 | 172 views


Go to this site, find your model, look up the manual and you'll find a parts list. Using the parts number, search the parts tab for your part and price.

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Powermatic... | Answered on Jul 29, 2011 | 61 views


Please go to this link to download the manual for your saw. You can print it from your computer printer so you'll have it available to refer to while you set it up.You may also wish to see this link to your manual. It's an excellent saw. I have been using one for over 20 years, and recommend you follow the set-up procedure carefully; then it is sure to give you years of service.

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Powermatic... | Answered on Jul 29, 2011 | 49 views


There will be a tag on the motor that will give the specs. Sometimes they are hard to see from the underside and its not easy to remove the top see them. Try lowering the motor (with blade removed) all the way and use a digital camera to reach up into the cabinet and photoqraph the top of the motor. I had to take several since your shooting blind to get a picture of mine.

Powermatic... | Answered on Jul 13, 2011 | 247 views


try lubing the screw gear with a dry lube spray and work the movement up and down. you might have to spray the gibs also to allow easier movement.

Powermatic... | Answered on Mar 22, 2011 | 202 views


I am thinking that you have mistakenly crossed 2 or more wires, hopefully you wrote yourself a wiring diagram or there is one inside the motor cover. I don't know if I can find a wiring schematic for this tool. If you still have the owners manual look in there for initial setup and see if they provided one. If you need more help let me know and I will do what I can.

Powermatic... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011 | 493 views


Hello. Remove that set screw all together. I believe you will find that there is a 2nd set screw as well. If either set screw is flattened on the end replace it. Set screws are available at most hardware stores. J.

Powermatic... | Answered on Sep 16, 2010 | 64 views


If the motor runs without the switch then the problem is the switch. Pull out and blow it clean of sawdust and try again. Also check the connections at the switch to make sure they are tight.Hook a meter up and turn the switch on to check for continuity. Remember, switches wear out also and need to be replaced.

Powermatic... | Answered on Oct 14, 2009 | 375 views


No. Unplug saw remove saw blade grasp shaft that saw blade was on wiggle back and forth. Should not be too much play. After 10 years motor bearings are proably worn. Easy to replace

Powermatic... | Answered on Aug 07, 2009 | 374 views


Google seems to think that a makeup brush or a tattoo artists brush will suffice?

Powermatic Saws | Answered on Feb 07, 2020 | 12 views


Hi Marsha-

Here is the Powermatic website for customer support.
http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/service-and-support/customer-support/

Hope this helps.

Powermatic Saws | Answered on Oct 27, 2019 | 42 views


sorry but FIXYA has no idea where they would sell pars if the dealer or manufacturer can not assist

Powermatic Saws | Answered on Dec 21, 2017 | 85 views


Probably a long out of date question but my suggestion is to purchase a link style belt to replace the old hard drive belt that comes with the saw. It'll deliver more power to the blade, run quieter and work better. I also recommend replacing the drive pulleys while you're at it. Get a couple of balance ones.

You can get a link belt at Rockler or other woodworking outlets.
http://www.rockler.com/1-2-power-twist-plus-link-v-belt

Powermatic Saws | Answered on Jan 29, 2016 | 287 views


we usually get our parts off of this site.
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/

They have most of the things that we need.

Powermatic Saws | Answered on Jul 08, 2015 | 311 views


it is not the switch. it is the start run capacitor. it is located under the hump on the motor. becarfull when you uncover it, it may still hold a charge. after you have removed the cover you must replace that shiny things that has all the wires in it. careful to put the wires back that way thy came. and get a capacitor with the same UF Microfarits.

Powermatic Saws | Answered on Apr 20, 2015 | 369 views


L Luke, closest I could find is May 1983.

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/655/6140.pdf

Powermatic Saws | Answered on Sep 04, 2014 | 162 views

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