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A Boy and His Saw

A Boy and His Saw

02-11-2012 06:24 PM by Lildrgnoflb01 | 23 comments »

Chapter One: The QuestOur story begins as our intrepid young intermediate woodworker filters through the plethora of information on the internet about table saws. Relying heavily on woodworking websites like his favorite Lumberjocks, he sorted out what he needed. He’s in search of a cabinet saw, a sure upgrade from the Ridgid contractor’s saw he’s been making sawdust with for the last three years. His vision was narrowed to two saws, the Sawstop 3hp cabinet saw, and the Powermatic PM2000,...

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Powermatic 209HH

Powermatic 209HH

01-02-2012 04:45 PM by ToddTurner | 16 comments »

There is nothing negative to say about this machine in the way of performance. I am lucky (see my posts about the best thing i have-wife) to have a wife who supports my hobby for the sake of my sanity! The machine is absolutely perfect and the helical head reduces the noise to about 1/3 of the Ridgid lunchbox I had-the R4330 3 blade, which was great as a starter. You dont, but should, even need hearing protection when running it. I can even still hear the radio when its planing.Most important...

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PM2000 Onyx

PM2000 Onyx

11-18-2011 01:35 AM by Bill1225 | 11 comments »

Really not much to say other then excellent. After using the saw all day i keep asking my self why i waited so long. Assembly was simple just took my time and rechecked everything as i went. Only downside during assembly was i had to run out and get a tap for rear fence rail there was a ton of paint in the threads . Over all it took me about 4hours to put together with a helper. Once i got it dialed in I put it right to work minus one hicup. (see my freud fussion review) We ran a total of...

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Powermatic Bandsaw 6 inch riser block

Powermatic Bandsaw 6 inch riser block

09-13-2011 04:09 PM by 489tad | 7 comments »

I have a project that will require 8” resawing. I purchased from Woodcraft the Powermatic 6” riser block for my PM 14” bandsaw. The kit includes the riser block, blade guard, bolt washer nut, guide post, upper wheel blade guard, 105” saw blade and instructions. All the parts were well packed. The riser block had one paint bubble on the mating surface that I remove with a file. The directions are clear and installation was easy. I did need the help of my son to ...

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The keeper

The keeper

08-15-2010 11:31 PM by Severiano | 1 comment »

Hi guys, I’ve just bought this machine and some 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1” chisels and bits. I have to say that it does an excellent job. Also, is not heavy. I’ve put it in a Powermatic mobile base for Bandsaws, and it rides great. It’s tilt table and all the little features in it makes it easy to work with on all kind of different projects. Would I recommend this machine to you guys?. I would say yes!.

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Powermatic 14" bandsaw

Powermatic 14" bandsaw

08-12-2010 09:11 PM by ChuckC | 26 comments »

I finally convinced myself that I was ready for a bandsaw. I spent about a month looking into them and settled on the Powermatic 14”. I wasn’t interested in getting something that I would have to upgrade due to any number of possible deficiencies so I thought I was safe with the trusted Powermatic name. Well, I was almost right. I had a rough start with this saw. If it wasn’t for their superior customer service I would have returned it. I ordered the 14” bandsaw, ri...

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The Great One

The Great One

06-06-2010 07:25 PM by Severiano | 5 comments »

It came already assambled and ready to go. There was only one minor problem with the mobile system of it. There is a pin that holds the spinning system to lower and raise the shaper, and it broke when trying lowering the mobile system. After hammering the pin out of the hole and inserting a nail for concrete instead, the Great One was ready to start chewing on wood. I thought it was going to make a hell of a noise, but… Surprise!!!, the Great One is at least 60% less noisy than my 1.5 h...

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The Beast!

The Beast!

05-11-2010 05:35 AM by CryptKeeper | 4 comments »

I purchased the PM 2800 two weeks ago and this thing is a BEAST. I originally intended on purchasing the Delta 20-950 but Delta has completely discontinued the line with no intentions of reviving it – I contacted Delta directly before I pulled the trigger on the Powermatic. I would have like the extra 2 inches the Delta offered and the extra 1-5/8” on quill travel but I think I’m going to be extremely happy with the PM. Pros:1 hp motor – perfect size for my shop True variable ...

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The Monster

The Monster

02-15-2010 12:10 AM by Severiano | 11 comments »

Needing to plane more than 13” boards and deliver better quality, I’ve bought this planer. I have to say that is a real ” MONSTER ”. I putted through a 1 foot x 1” x 3’ Jatoba board and planed down to 3/4”, with only a 1/4 of the noise my 13” Rigid planer would make. I got magnificent results and I’ll be doing the wider boards this week. If you are on the look for a wider capacity planer, consider checking these reviews every week ‘c...

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Powermatic 54A 6” Jointer

Powermatic 54A 6” Jointer

01-07-2010 10:35 PM by PeteMoss | 11 comments »

Jointer Overview: I decided to purchase a jointer for my home workshop. I did a LOT of online research and talked to as many local folks as I could trying to make sure I made the best purchase. I considered the value of Gizzly, the somewhat less expensive Jet models available, looked for quality OLD jointers to restore, plus a dozen more possibilities. I wanted an 8” model but couldn’t quite swing it. In the end it came down to a four-day 15% off sale on Jet and Powermatic at my local Wood...

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