|Review by ND2ELK||posted 02-15-2009 08:27 PM||5759 views||0 times favorited||24 comments|
I got my Powermatic 2000 table saw the other day. It is a 10” 3HP saw with a 50” Accufence and extention table. I also got a free Powermatic metal sign, zero clearance insert and zero clearance dado insert. I bought the saw from Tool-Plus for $2,669 which included the saw, freight and tail gate service http://www.tools-plus.com/powermatic-1792000k.html.
The saw was very well packaged and came thru with no damage. Everything was there except for the hardware package for the Accufence. A quick trip to Ace Hardware took care of that problem. Assembly of the saw was quite easy and all the parts fit together nicely. Minor adjustment was needed to the blade to miter slot.
The only complaint I have is pictured in picture #2. I cannot believe they put a 4’ cord on these saws! With a 50” Accufence you cannot reach the plug-in on the wall. My first thought was to put a longer cord on the saw but thought it might effect the warranty. So then I decided to make up a 8’ cord which means an extra male and female plug. I could not find any 30 amp plugs at the big stores so will need to go to the electrical supply house on Monday. I plan to talk to Tools-Plus and the Powermatic rep when this is all done. I think the Powermatic people need to re-think this one. I am also going to suggest that they need to reinburse me for the hardware and electrical supplies I had to buy. Never hurts to ask!
I had to make a make shift catch table till I get one built. I had this old walnut library table in the basement so just put some extensions on the legs. Great looking saw and good quality. I am very please with my purchase. I would recommend the saw and Tools-Plus. Looking forward to using it soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa