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Project by Xodus posted 1488 days ago 2306 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off, I want to thank everyone who responded to my table saw inquiry. I was prepared to go and purchase a nice new table saw from Grizzly or Hitachi. However, the overwhelming response for Powermatic convinced me to scour craigslist for a used one as I didn’t have enough money for a new one, according to my wife :)

I picked this Powermatic 64A 10” 1.5 HP Table saw with the mobile base for $600, I think it is a good deal considering the cost of a new one. Saw is in great condition, just needs a little tuneup.

Can’t wait to get started on some projects now that I have a decent table saw.

BTW, I upgraded from a 9” craftsmen table saw with an aluminum top and a horrible, terrible, unbearable fence….





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mrg

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#1 posted 1488 days ago

Nice find. Lots of luck with the saw.

-- mrg

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 1488 days ago

Nice gloat, I hope you have lots of enjoyment with your new saw.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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twokidsnosleep

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#3 posted 1488 days ago

Good for you !
That saw just needs a little love and will clean up beautifully.
I am still saddled with the craftsman for a few years :(

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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NormG

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#4 posted 1488 days ago

That is a very good saw to have

-- Norman

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1488 days ago

enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 1488 days ago

Very cool Congrats!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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lanwater

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#7 posted 1488 days ago

Powermatic tablesaws are great, we use the at school.

Enjoy your new tsaw.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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WoodisBeautiful

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#8 posted 1488 days ago

Another CL find. Some mineral spirits, steel wool and a little elbow grease will have that looking like new in no time.

Congrats! Enjoy the new saw!

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docholladay

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#9 posted 1487 days ago

I see that saw has the Biesemeyer fence. You will really be pleased with it. I have a similar saw to this but made by Delta with the Biesemeyer fence. That fence is a great fence.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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sandt38

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#10 posted 1487 days ago

Awesome find!

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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Jonathan

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#11 posted 1487 days ago

Nice find!

I am jealous, as I only have the 30-inch version, not the 50-inch like yourself. Of course, I don’t really have anywhere to put a saw that size! Sometimes I have to swivel it around to crosscut pieces.

I also picked mine up from CL (for $450).

So far, all of my power tools in my woodshop have come off of CL: Powermatic 64A tablesaw, Ridgid 15501 drill press, and a 14” Central Machinery bandsaw (still need to assemble it, as it was NIB). I am still searching for a used router table, plus a few other things such as a drum sander and maybe a planer if I can’t find a drum sander.

Enjoy the upgrade!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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schloemoe

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#12 posted 1487 days ago

That will be real good saw for you. You shouldn’t need to replace it for a long time….............Good find….........Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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Div

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#13 posted 1487 days ago

Nice, enjoy your new saw. Like the fence, so important. Once you cleaned up the top, give it some wax every so often. You will love it.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Ted Pagels

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#14 posted 1487 days ago

As a former school shop teacher you’ll want to sand off the table top rust with some wet/dry sandpaper about 360 or finer grit. Wet the paper with mineral oil. When you get the desired shine wax the top with a good automotive wax and buff. Wood will skate very easy on this surface.

Great find! Jealous…...

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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Jonathan

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#15 posted 1487 days ago

Ted,

Did you mean to say mineral spirits, rather than mineral oil? I know people wet sand their table tops with mineral spirits, but I have not heard of using mineral oil.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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