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This base should not have passed final QC

This base should not have passed final QC

03-04-2015 04:24 PM by Dedvw | 5 comments »

Unit arrived in a box way larger than the base allowing it to slide around. No shipping foam or cardboard whatsoever allowed the wheels and hardware to break through the box. Upon opening the box, my unit had a lot of paint runs and dust embedded in the spray paint. I call it spray paint because mine was not powder coated and painted with what appears to be a spray paint can. There were numerous scratches everywhere on the frame as well as a bunch of exposed bare metal that missed painting al...

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First Impressions - PM1000 (further review to follow)

First Impressions - PM1000 (further review to follow)

01-16-2015 08:29 PM by rizzo | 8 comments »

This is my first review (as I am a new member of lumberJocks). This is also just a initial impressions review, as I just took delivery and set up the saw today. I just recently started building a shop in the basement of my home. Moving out of the attached garage and into a climate controlled area has been wonderful. The only real tools (not that there really is an end to the number of tools a guy needs..) i was still in need of, were a ventilation system, a dust collector and a table saw. ...

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(New) PM2700 for sale

(New) PM2700 for sale

08-09-2014 02:12 AM by filzencustoms | 12 comments »

The good:Digital readout is a wonderful feature if you want to stack cutters on the spindle. However, you have to keep an eye on it because mine will creep even with the handwheel lock tightened. The bad:THE SHAPERat first glance I was excited to get this out of the crate and assembled because the fence looked so nice with all of the adjustment features. I was very very disappointed with this fence. it moves all over the place and by all over the place I mean the wings flex over an 1/8...

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Mostly does what it is supposed to

Mostly does what it is supposed to

02-22-2014 04:28 PM by Manitario | 9 comments »

I bought this planer about a year and a half ago. I wanted to upgrade my 13” lunchbox planer and figured that there was no sense just upgrading to 15”. I can’t remember what lead to my decision to go with the Powermatic over other brands. The planer is heavily built and came with large, cast iron extension tables. Built in wheels made it easy to move around, thankfully because it is almost 800lbs! It also comes with an extra gear sprocket and gear chain to change the feedi...

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Powermatic PJ882 Jointer

Powermatic PJ882 Jointer

12-16-2013 01:31 PM by jeffk726 | 4 comments »

Seeing’s how the previous forum got a little off topic, I started a new one to update on the PJ882 purchase.The original post: “After finally giving up on Delta to turn things around, I decided to purchase the PJ882 model during the Thanksgiving sale promotion. After scouring the internet for recent reviews, I decided to move forward with this purchase as there really were no new positive or negative reviews. I deemed the lack of negative reviews as a good thing.After receiving my joint...

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NEW POWERMATIC PJ882

NEW POWERMATIC PJ882

12-10-2013 09:45 PM by jeffk726 | 22 comments »

After finally giving up on Delta to turn things around, I decided to purchase the PJ882 model during the Thanksgiving sale promotion. After scouring the internet for recent reviews, I decided to move forward with this purchase as there really were no new positive or negative reviews. I deemed the lack of negative reviews as a good thing. After receiving my jointer 1 week after purchase, I was excited to get it up and running. First came the uncrating. The packaging was adequate as th...

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Powermatic PM2000 - Assembly and setup review

Powermatic PM2000 - Assembly and setup review

03-23-2013 02:18 AM by darthford | 16 comments »

I finished the assembly and setup on this tablesaw last night and wanted to share my observations good and not so good. Shipping: Arrived in good shape overall, one minor shipping rub on the cabinet base through the yellow paint to the black base paint and one minor rub on the black extension table. My two bothers lifted the saw as I yanked the pallet out from underneath, no hoist required. The good 1. Mobile base is great, all four wheels rotate so its easy to maneuver the saw in an...

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POWERMATIC PM 54HH ONYX JOINTER - POOR QUALITY, VERY DISAPPOINTED

POWERMATIC PM 54HH ONYX JOINTER - POOR QUALITY, VERY DISAPPOINTED

12-11-2012 05:01 PM by Rockne | 57 comments »

There’s a poor quality video (shot with my iPad in low-light) of the jointer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxtcw_xX874&feature=youtube_gdata_player This is my first powermatic tool, and I’m very, very disappointed. For frame of reference, the other main woodworking tools I have in my shop are (1) Sawstop Professional TS, (2) An American-made Delta bandsaw (probably early-mid eighties), and Rockler wall-mount dust collector. I also have the Incra TS-LS Supersystem ...

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Great saw, but I would expect more from the price

Great saw, but I would expect more from the price

12-08-2012 09:36 PM by Cole Tallerman | 12 comments »

Alright so let me start off by saying that I got this saw for free hardly used so for me I couldn’t be happier. If I were to pay the $1200 price tag, I might think twice. I have had this saw for about 2 years and have thrown everything at it including re-sawing 12” ash logs. The saw handled it fine. The bearing guides are nice along with the extended table and carter quick release. There are also multiple features that I do not like about this saw. One is the fence. The fence is ...

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701 PM Benchtop Deluxe Mortiser

701 PM Benchtop Deluxe Mortiser

05-28-2012 03:34 PM by plantek | 4 comments »

The 5 star rating is a bit biased since I have never owned or used a mortiser before.However I can say this machine is fantastic.I have been wanting to start building projects with through mortises for a while now. But when I decided to build a pair of arts and crafts style ottomans (Still in progress) I made the decision to buy this. I’m glad I did.So far I’ve used it to mortise (16) 1/2” x 2” and (8) 1/2” x3 1/2” mortises through 2” thick oak (legs ...

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