|Forum topic by NWConan||posted 11-01-2015 07:23 PM||901 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
11-01-2015 07:23 PM
Hello Everyone, new to forum but have read reviews and project that some of you have done over the last year or so.
Little bit about myself. Been a carpenter for 35 plus years building houses and have started moving into custom cabinets and bookcases/entertainment centers etc.
The saw I’ve been using is old contractor table saw “Central Machinery” that I had for about 30 years or so, it’s time to put it to rest.
The saw I’ve been looking at is Powermatic PM1000, it’s been slightly used for $1,200.00 from authorized dealer which he gives 90 day warranty. Now I would love to have 3 hp saw but I don’t think I can get any more power because my panel is maxed out, and 220 that I do have to the barn/shop runs my air, and Bridgeport milling machine. Thought about running another power source but I would have to rob Peter to pay Paul.
The saw is like new, it was demo saw from my understanding, it’s already assembled, no rust and no damage. Haven’t tested if it’s true yet but again it is from authorized dealer that sells Powermatic and Jet tools.
Is 1200.00 a far price? Would like to hear from others that own this saw. Most of wood is 4/4 plan to about 13/16. Materials I work with mostly is Cherry, Birch, Maple some Walnut, Fir Oak and yes MDF for trim etc.
Also would this saw hold up on re-sale if I do decide to trade it in for more power? One would seem to think being 110/220 would have more options for buyers.
What are your thoughts?
-- Sawdust is my life.