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#1 posted 10-05-2011 06:31 AM

Well Lucas, I own a 1961 Powermatic model 71 table saw. Not many of them made. It is 3hp and is 3ph. I use a phase converter with it. It is a 12” blade with a 1” arbor. I bought it for $400 and put about another $400 into it and refurbished it. I am sold on Powermatic and I have an old saw that cuts the same every time I turn it on. My personal opinion is that the older machines were made to last. My blade is Freud Premiere Fusion and would recommend that blade to anyone. I have seen guys talk about the older delta unisaws and they seem to be good saws to. It really is up to you, but for me I like the older “heavier” tools that seem to last. Again, just my 1 1/2 cents.


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