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Forum topic by leslie88 posted 01-22-2016 12:14 PM 897 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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leslie88

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01-22-2016 12:14 PM

I saw this list on Craigslist http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/tls/5403460797.html
The saw looks in very good condition, and comes with a dust collection for only 800.

I didn’t buy it because I was looking for a 120v saw (I bought a craftsman 22124). But I think it is a good deal for people in bay area.


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MPMaint

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#1 posted 01-22-2016 12:19 PM

In the Northeast, it would be a great deal. That saw wouldnt last a week at $1500 here

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#2 posted 01-22-2016 12:42 PM

Sounds like he’d certainly take $750, so yes. It does look like it’s seen some hard use, but they’re built to take it

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#3 posted 01-22-2016 01:25 PM

That saw would be worth having even if you paid to run 240V to your shop.

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#4 posted 01-22-2016 04:36 PM

I am in the same general area and I paid $900 for my 1996 PM66. No ovearm blade guard and no dust collector, but I did get a few other perks. Three blades including an almost new Freud SD508 dado set (it didn’t look like it had been used at all), Some wood (cherry and assorted smaller pieces with some birds-eye maple), and some Japanese water stones for sharpening chisels.

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#5 posted 01-22-2016 05:02 PM

It depends on the condition. The top looks pretty good but the cabinet looks like it’s full of sawdust. Keep in mind that the green PM’s are older models and the gold ones are the newer models. We used PM machinery for over forty years in the industrial plants that we had and never had any problems with them except for ordinary wear problems. The main problems were sawdust in the electrical boxes. Better dust collection would have prevented most of these problems. However, we had lot’s of machinery and never did have totally perfect dust systems on every piece of equipment.

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AZWoody

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#6 posted 01-22-2016 05:30 PM

Well if a Houdaille is worth $2900 then that sure seems like a steal….

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MisterBill

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#7 posted 01-22-2016 08:14 PM

AZWoody,

That is what I thought. How far is San Francisco from the woodworking capital of America?

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#8 posted 01-22-2016 08:29 PM



Well if a Houdaille is worth $2900 then that sure seems like a steal….

- AZWoody

^Bwahaha!

It looks like a good price to me. In the midwest I wouldn’t consider it the steal that he seems to think it is, but it would be a good price. Nice fence, appears to have the factory legs for the extension table. I would just turn around and try to resell the DC unit, unless you really need one.

If you ran 220v to your shop and picked up this saw, you would not regret it. PMs have earned their reputation. Also, it is possible that the motor on the saw is 115/220, which would mean you could rewire it to run on 115v in about 10 minutes.

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#9 posted 01-22-2016 08:46 PM

yes!

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leslie88

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#10 posted 01-22-2016 09:08 PM

I do have 240V in my garage. I just don’t need the power of this beast.


That saw would be worth having even if you paid to run 240V to your shop.

- Fred Hargis


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Yonak

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#11 posted 01-22-2016 09:52 PM



I just don t need the power of this beast.

- leslie88

.. Then I would leave it for someone else. Someone will get a fine deal for what they need.

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AandCstyle

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#12 posted 01-22-2016 11:28 PM

Leslie, personally, I would be all over that like fleas on a coon hound. The saw is worth the asking price and the over arm dust collector is frosting. That assumes that it is in good working order, etc. I love my PM66.

-- Art

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AandCstyle

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#13 posted 01-22-2016 11:28 PM

Leslie, personally, I would be all over that like fleas on a coon hound. The saw is worth the asking price and the over arm dust collector is frosting. That assumes that it is in good working order, etc. I love my PM66.

-- Art

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#14 posted 01-22-2016 11:43 PM

I was thinking the same.
Polish it and reveal the Houdaille name it would be worth at a bare min 2900.


Well if a Houdaille is worth $2900 then that sure seems like a steal….

- AZWoody


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#15 posted 01-23-2016 12:28 AM

2900$ you cheap bastards? You wouldn’t know quality equipment if it was shoved up ye bung. Amateurs.

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