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Just Bought a PM66 Tablesaw

by jtritz
posted 03-14-2014 02:30 AM

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#1 posted 03-14-2014 02:34 AM

OK, I’m going to let someone like knotscott answer most, but I can answer #1

$350 for that saw is gloat-worthy, especially if it is single phase and not 3 phase. In the grand LJ tradition of honoring incredible deals:

You suck!

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 03-14-2014 02:52 AM


The cabinet, motor, and top(not including the wings) are a little over 500lbs.

I would suggest removing the rails and extension wings for transport. Width wise on a mobile it’s too long to fit on a box truck lift gate leaving the only option of loading precarious I would imagine.

Like JayT said KnottScott will probably have better info.

$350? you stole that! I just bought a brand new SC saw for $500 I would have driven 500 miles to get that saw at $350!

You suck! ;)


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#3 posted 03-14-2014 04:33 AM

You got an awesome price. I searched in my area for months for something similar. 8-$1200 and they went quickly. I love my UNI but a 66 is what I wanted. Quality machine. That flag on the front means something.

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#4 posted 03-14-2014 04:41 AM

Naw, you paid way too much. I’ll be over in a little bit and take it off your hands for $250, that way you’ll only be out $100 bucks.

Just joking!

Great buy.


Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#5 posted 03-14-2014 04:54 AM

When I bought my used / new to me Unisaw I picked it up and dragged it home using my 8×8 tilt bed snowmobile trailer. Worked great so if you can borrow a tilt bed that’s all ya need.

I’ll add on more you suck to the list. Seems like a killer deal!! Especially if it’s a single phase.

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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#6 posted 03-14-2014 04:54 AM

Awesome deal and so jealous. Of course you suck. Congrats!

Riving Knife – check out BORK

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#7 posted 03-14-2014 05:04 AM

Wow, sounds like an awesome deal!

-- Ask an expert or be the expert -

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#8 posted 03-14-2014 06:04 AM

Jayt, plk, bbc557ci and worksintheory,

Cant remember the last time I felt so good about someone telling me “I suck”. I was very lucky. I have been cruising CL for 4 months looking for one of these (checking online 3-5 times daily for table saws). I happened to do a search in Indy for just “tools”, nothing specific (it didn’t show under table saw). I saw this and immediately responded. Turns out, the guys wife had just posted it 5 minutes ago. She responded within 10 minutes and said she had 20 inquiries already, but I was first. I told her I was leaving NOW and do not sell! she said she would hold it and we made the deal. I feel very fortunate. Right time right place lots of luck.
I consider myself a good craftsman and have done a lot of projects with limited tools. I am just now getting to a point in my life (put 5 kids through college) where I can start investing in my passion of woodworking and buy some nice tools to do things the right way. I will lean on all of you to help and guide me on this venture going forward. I look forward to being part of your community and learning all I can.
PLK and bbc557ci..thanks for the input on transport
I look forward to sharing my experiences and tapping in to all of yours as I move forward in this new frontier.
I will post pics as I do some minor restore and clean up of this American Icon saw. Thanks for the “you Sucks”!

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#9 posted 03-14-2014 06:09 AM

bbc5571. Yes it is single phase.

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#10 posted 03-14-2014 06:20 AM

No offense but I hate you even more knowing it’s single phase!

Great find!

Just spent $500 on a new saw that I thought I got a great deal on. This deal trumps any deal I’ve seen since I’ve been a member.


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#11 posted 03-14-2014 06:37 AM


Lets see how it plays out. It ran well and seems to be good mechanically, but I want to get it home and check it all out to make sure it all checks out. I think it plays out well because the folks I am buying it from are very genuine good Midwest people…but…you never know with machinery what you could encounter.

Just on the surface:
$150 for a splitter and more if I want a guard. $55 bucks for the truck to move it, plus .99 per mile = another $50 per mile total. Whatever I spend in rehab…it can really start adding up…I know even up to $1200-$1300 in total cost its still a great deal, but I could see getting there with a total refurb. We’ll see how it plays out and then see if it’s still a great deal

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#12 posted 03-14-2014 09:21 AM

Wow…congrats on a great deal. Was the 5 gallon chew toy included?! ;-) IIRC, it weighs 600# without the fence, closer to 600# with the fence….their meehanite cast iron is heavier than most. AFAIK, the BORK will not fit that saw, so those you mentioned, or making something are the options…..maybe a Sharkguard will fit….check with Lee Styron. Take lots of pics of the refurb!

I found 1983 manuals the same place you did…. PM’s CS might have a lead.

...and a 2001:

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#13 posted 03-15-2014 02:55 AM

Thanks Knotscott. I will check it out

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#14 posted 03-19-2014 11:10 AM

Nice find.

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#15 posted 03-19-2014 01:01 PM

I hear sirens in the distance. I have the sharkguard on my unisaw, it has a well built splitter, sturdy guard and overhead dust collection. Only problem is you have to remove it for narrow cuts and dados.

-- Jim from Kansas

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#16 posted 03-19-2014 01:10 PM

I’ll add to the “you suck” chorus…

Congrats on the saw.

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI

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#17 posted 03-19-2014 01:46 PM

We’ve bought several used 66’s over the years and they’ve all turned out to be great. You won’t get hurt at that price.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#18 posted 03-19-2014 01:58 PM

Great steal. Sounds like you are on the right track renting a lift gate. I bought my unisaw from and older gentleman, and it took the two of us about 3 hours to get the thing taken apart and put in the truck. We basically took it totally apart and I put it all the way back together at home. If you are alone, I’d expect at least a full day of disassembling, getting onto truck, transporting, off-loading, and reassembling. Try to bring a friend if you can, those cast iron pieces are the real deal.

Get yourself some good cleaners, degreasers , and lubricants. I have some LPS brand products that I like, but I am sure there are plenty of options. Where possible, use dry lubricant to keep sawdust from clumping up in gears and other moving parts.

Cheers and YOU SUCK

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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