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Forum topic by RogerHJR posted 11-01-2009 06:10 PM 857 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2009 06:10 PM

Hey all,

I joined this site a week ago while researching tools for my new shop that I am setting up. I just picked up a Rikon 18” 10-345 bandsaw that was still new in the crate yesterday for $900. While I was picking up the saw I seen this guys had a Powermatic PM2000 with 50” rails still in the crate. After some haggling we agreed on $1700. Wanted to check with you experts as to if this is as good of a deal as I think. I had previously made up my mind on the Grizzly “G1023SL” and thought I would order the 52” rails later. $1700 is just over my budget but, my thinking is that this would be my last saw. In fact that has been my sales pitch to my better half.

Thanks for any input! By the way, after reviewing some of the projects on this site, you guys are definitely experts in my book!



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#1 posted 11-01-2009 06:23 PM

Roger, this is an excellent buy for a new saw. I almost got a PM2000 earlier this year when PM was having a sale on the 3HP model and I believe it was running about $2200. Now they are selling for $2500. At $1700 for the saw you got a great deal. It is a quality saw and should last you a lifetime.

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#2 posted 11-01-2009 06:30 PM

Actually I should say that I haven’t gotten the saw yet, wasn’t enough room in my truck after loading the bandsaw. We shook hands on it and I will pick it up next weekend. I am glad to hear that my first instinct was right though.


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#3 posted 11-01-2009 06:34 PM

Hey Roger
Congrats on a super group of new tools I have been the owner of a 5hp PM for more than 15years and it has given me great service I hope your PM 2000 gives as good of service as mine has given me for years to come.

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 06:55 PM

You can hardly go wrong with a PM…..they are a bit pricey but their tools are good quality…and the customer support has been flawless. I have a couple PM tools – 3520B lathe and a PM2800 drill press….both have been reliable and very accurate….I saw grab it fast whenever there is a deal on their tools…..

And above all…welcome to LJ’s…it is my favorite woodworking site….and a great source of inspiration and information…

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 07:01 PM

I have had my 5hp PM66 for about 15 yrs, and I gave about $2000 for it then, so I say that is a very good deal.

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#6 posted 11-08-2009 04:47 AM

I picked up the PM2000 today. I thought we would never get that out of the truck and into the shop! Took 4 guys to man-handle that thing. I swear I am never moving! Now I just need to get some 220v down to the shop! I also ordered the Grizzly 8” jointer last week and picked it up on Friday. I have got to find a electrician!

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