The Wood Furniture Factory

926 Coolidge Ave. National City CA 91950  (619)474-4747

We have a wide range of specialty woodworking equipment, and we'll be using this page to highlight them.  Such items as our Rodgers Panel Saw was actually made here in California over 50 years ago. Our wood planer is so old that the oil used in it's gearbox was originally specified for used in steam locomotives. You will not find equipment like this still being made, big cast iron and overbuilt, it's still working years after the manufacturers and factories that built them have long closed up. But they leave behind a legacy that is to be respected, and like this equipment, we expect our furniture to last for years to come.

Powermatic No. 2-A Single End Tenoner

This is our Powermatic No. 2-A Single End Tenoner, it's used to create the rails for the doors we make on our furniture. The rails are the horizontal pieces of the door frame, the stiles are the vertical pieces.

Brief History of Powermatic:  Leonard F. Smith was a McMinnville Tennessee lumber dealer who made and sold five planers in 1921. He started using the Powermatic name in 1928, according to the trademark filing. In 1966, Powermaticónow run by Smith's sonsówas sold to conglomerate Houdaille Industries; machines were labeled "Powermatic Houdaille (pronounced WHO-dye)."  In April 1986, Houdaille sold Powermatic to Stanwich Industries, which changed name to Devlieg-Bullard in 1989. Devlieg-Bullard re-sold Powermatic in 1999 to machinery importer Jet Equipment & Tools. In 2002 Jet became part of the WMH Tool Group, which now includes Powermatic, Jet, Performax and Wilton.

 

 

From the 1966 Powermatic Catalog:

 

 

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The Wood Furniture Factory
926 Coolidge Ave. National City CA 91950  (619)474-4747
M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM, SAT 9:00AM-2:00PM (Closed Sundays)