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Blog entry by Mike posted 09-24-2009 06:58 AM 1237 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you know I have been shoping and researching tablesaws for some time now. It just so happens that Powermatic has a deal on the PM2000 and I believe the New Unisaw will follow. I talked to a lot of guys and they all agree that the new Unisaw is probably the best table saw out their on the market, except for the fact that there is no braking mechanism to stop the blade. The new Unisaw comes close to the Industrial Sawstop in size. I like the fact that some of the componets are made in the US. Unisaw will be coming out with their promotions soon. So for all you guys that either have a Powermatic, JET, Unisaw would you have purchased the Sawstop instead?

-- Mike, VT

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 07:02 AM


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#2 posted 09-24-2009 12:18 PM

More than some of the components are made in the USA. All of the major pieces have been identified as USA made. The only thing that is still unknown is the plastic motor cover and the fasteners.

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 01:43 PM

Without a doubt. I had finally convinced myself to spend the money and place an order for a PM2000 the next day when I was got notice form Dalec earlier this year that Sawstop was in the process of releasing the PCS line. For me, at least, this was all I needed to change my decision on which saw I was going to buy.

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 06:29 PM

Mike, about 3 months ago I bought a new 2009 Delta UniSaw X5, 5 hp, 230 volts, with a Biesemeyer fence and 52” rip capasity. It came with a Delta saw blade, which was addiquate, but not what I wanted. I ordered a couple of Forrest WWII blades for ripping and crosscutting, and wow—what a difference those suckers made!!
This saw is a woodhog amoung saws. For me, this was the one. But you have to go your own route and make your own decisions—don’t let others do it for you. Whichever one you decide on, you’ll be happy with it, cause they are great saws. Quality and duriability are what you’re after, and with all these saws, you’ll get it!!!

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#5 posted 09-25-2009 05:43 AM

Thanks. Without a doubt the Unisaw is a nice saw, you got yourself a great saw. I always looked at the Forrest blades but never bought one. I called the store back and the sales rep says Delta is giving the free mobile base with the new Unisaw. I think that any large saw any mobile base should be part of the package, just like on the PM2000.

-- Mike, VT

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