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Powermatic 66 for sale $650 Good Deal?

by Britztopher
posted 01-18-2017 01:50 PM


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knotscott

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#1 posted 01-18-2017 01:57 PM

A steal @ $650! Call now!

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

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avsmusic1

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#2 posted 01-18-2017 01:59 PM

I don’t know much about the model other than it’s well regarded but this would def be a deal in my area provided everything isn’t too beat up
most of the 66s I see are at or over 1k

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 01-18-2017 02:05 PM

He’s really trying to rip you off. I think you should tell me where it is and I’ll go give him a lecture! (LOL) Serioulsy, if you think you want it (and you do) you had better lock it up PDQ.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 01-18-2017 02:30 PM

I hope you already bought it , because …
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Holbs

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#5 posted 01-18-2017 02:41 PM

I acquired mine for $150 at an auction. I would go no more than 155. Gimme contact info so I can ask him questions. Now that pallet lift…I would pay $800 for!

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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Britztopher

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#6 posted 01-18-2017 02:42 PM

going to look at it tomorrow at 6:30am (earliest he could be available), hopefully no one picks it up before then.

You guys are funny about letting me give you contact info. Ill be sure to add it once i pick it up. :)

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upinflames

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#7 posted 01-18-2017 03:06 PM

Snag it up…..that’s a decent price, not a steal. I don’t recall what I paid in ‘79, but a couple years ago found a ‘73 for $350, cleaned it up and sold it for $900 in 1 day.

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woodsmithshop

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#8 posted 01-18-2017 03:06 PM

sounds like a good deal, I would not take less than $1800 for mine, and it has not had as much use as yours

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unbob

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#9 posted 01-18-2017 07:13 PM

Crazy in my area the prices for those good old 66 are through the roof. The Unisaws are a behind in price but not far.
You need to rescue the saw before it falls off the pallet jack and moving dolly affair.

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MrUnix

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#10 posted 01-18-2017 07:22 PM

The choice between a PM66 and a Grizzly (any age or model) is a no-brainer. The Biesemeyer fence on that PM alone is worth almost half the price he is asking… throw in a 5HP motor and you have all the saw you would ever need for the rest of your life and then some.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 01-18-2017 07:46 PM

We were in the woodworking business for about 45 years and had at least two of these for a good number of years. Unless something is seriously wrong with them they should be well worth that price. That one looks very clean to me and I would definitely go check it out without delay. You would be surprised at what a little tender loving care can do for a machine like that.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Britztopher

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#12 posted 01-18-2017 09:36 PM

So the guy sold the PM, and im pissed because he said he was only available from 6am to 2pm tomorrow, but he still has a delta unisaw for $650.

 photo delta.jpg

This one worth it?

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sawdustdad

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#13 posted 01-18-2017 09:45 PM

Looks like my Unisaw. Buy it. (assuming it’s single phase 3hp).

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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ShaneA

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#14 posted 01-18-2017 09:59 PM

That stinks about the PM. I probably see the same scenario playing out on the Unisaw too unfortunately.

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DirtyMike

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#15 posted 01-18-2017 10:10 PM

When i bought by unisaw for 200 bucks I called the seller after I had the trailer hooked up and was heading his way. I drove 50 miles to put cash in his hand before several locals. The reason he already sold it is because someone else was very motivated to put cash in his hand. I have missed out on some sweet deals by being interested.

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ScottKaye

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#16 posted 01-18-2017 10:31 PM

That’s an awesome price.

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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Britztopher

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#17 posted 01-19-2017 01:50 AM

gonna hold out for a brand new grizzly 1023 with extension table. I wish I got that PM tho :( super pissed about it.

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alittleoff

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#18 posted 01-19-2017 03:00 AM

That delta saw is to me just as good of saw, may be better. But JMO
Gerald

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Ripper70

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#19 posted 01-19-2017 03:15 AM



That delta saw is to me just as good of saw, may be better. But JMO
Gerald

- alittleoff

Shame about missing out on the PM66. Happened to me many times. I don’t own a pickup truck so by the time I arrange for transportation a good deal is gone. I have to agree with Gerald, though. For $650 that Unisaw is half what you’d pay for the Grizz. I’d take the Uni and $650 bucks in my pocket and be very satisfied.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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MrUnix

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#20 posted 01-19-2017 03:22 AM

The Grizzly is basically an Asian clone of the Unisaw, and being new, will have a lot of cheaper parts, sheet metal, electronics and motor. I personally would not pay almost twice for a cheaper imported copy of the original, but lots of people like that new car smell and don’t mind paying extra for it. YMMV.

Curious though – if you already have a 1023, why are you looking to buy a new one?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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bbasiaga

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#21 posted 01-19-2017 03:44 AM

Lots of happy customers on the Grizzly saws. You obviously like yours enough to consider another. I am also curious why you’d change it out for a new one. Might be money better spent on a nicer fence system?

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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CC68

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#22 posted 01-20-2017 03:13 AM

that delta is still a great saw man just make sure that it is a single phase motor not a 3 phase. other then that i have the delta and love it i payed 250.00 f0r mine. lol i got an sweet deal.

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MrUnix

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#23 posted 01-20-2017 03:18 AM

that delta is still a great saw man just make sure that it is a single phase motor not a 3 phase.
- CC68

Don’t pass it up because it may be three phase – that is actually a huge benefit and you will get a lot of features not possible with a single phase machine. They are also more efficient and robust (no start circuit, capacitors, etc…)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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BenjaminNY

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#24 posted 01-20-2017 12:54 PM

Does it have a riving knife? Sorry to be a buzz killer :(

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OggieOglethorpe

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#25 posted 01-20-2017 02:55 PM

Does it have a riving knife? Sorry to be a buzz killer :(

Legit question… Not as good as a true knife, but many older saws can take a snap-in Biesemeyer splitter that works pretty well, even with sleds and jigs. It’ll go in and out of the saw without tools in seconds, so it will get used. https://www.amazon.com/Biesemeyer-78-431-T-Square-Anti-Kickback-Spreader/dp/B00002234A/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

I’ve personally used them, after removing the silly kickback pawls, and it’s worth installing if still available. My SS ICS has a true riving knife, but the snap-in unit is the best of the rest that I’ve seen.

To the OP… Why are these saws for sale?

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