First Project With the New Powermatic Table Saw #10: Powermatic PM 3000 installed

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Blog entry by psient posted 03-21-2012 04:14 PM 1473 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Extension Table Part 10 of First Project With the New Powermatic Table Saw series Part 11: Saw installation procedure and use critique as of this point »

The powermatic is up and running. I finished the cord make-up yesterday.

This morning at 8:39 PST I started it. The motor rotated in the wrong direction. I thought this was odd as I labeled consistent with the RPC (black to black, red to red, etc.). No problem I reversed the output black and red at the RPC. After that, everything worked as it should. No real noticeable vibrations of any kind just the noise of the motor and air rushing past the blade.

I checked the squareness of the blade to the miter slot and it is too close to detect a difference; so probably less than a thou. I could put a dial indicator on it but figure what for? If I can’t tell then it’s close enough. I still have to put on the riving blade and the guard. I will start by using the guard until I become familiar with the saw. It’s easy to remove if I have to. As a hobbyist placing it on and off is not a real concern.

The blade I installed is a economy DeWalt 12” . I don’t think it is the best blade for running material but it will be fine to do the beginning work. This means I can begin the work table.

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