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Manufactured/Badged by:
Porter-Cable Machine Co.
Syracuse, NY and Jackson, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Sander
Machine Size: 6" x 54"
Submitted By: Peter Hudy
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: B-9
Date of Manufacturer: WWII era
Serial Number: 672
Last Updated 9/10/2019 10:10:39 PM

Comments:
Picked up from an on-line auction (sorry if I got this by overbidding you) in Grand Rapids, MI.

Only know history is the tag on if for the "Defense Plant Corporation" (DPC) so post-1940 and pre-1946. Aside from that, I know nothing else.

Machine is mostly complete, missing the outfeed pulley cover and the dust chute cover. Electrical controls were hacked to prevent use. Motor is a Wagner, 1 HP, single phase and weighs about 100#+.

This sander immediately jumped to the top of my arn waiting for restoration because I can see it being used more than my 7 table saws or 4 jointers or 5 drill presses. It has a small footprint (about 24" square) and doesn't appear to need much to get it going (running, not repainted. I don't care about the paint much right now).

Now, someone did scratch DON'T USE BROKEN into the platten, but it really looks more like problems either electrical or seized & rusted, not any broken parts that I saw during disassembly to bring it back home. Sure, it has a couple of stripped threaded holes, some broken wing nuts, etc, but all the casting seem solid & good-to-go (except for the missing ones....)

If anyone has any templates made that I could borrow and send to Cattail, let me know please. I do want to get a new table for the pedestal (maybe cast aluminum instead of cast iron) and a cover for the dust collector.

Peter

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