|Forum topic by JeffS||posted 02-02-2010 05:36 AM||7911 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-02-2010 05:36 AM
I’ve been keeping tabs on table saws as they come up used on craigslist and our local want ads, and a used Powermatic 66 has recently appeared for $975. Here’s what I know:
3 Horsepower Single Phase Baldor Motor, Left Tilt, Bissemeyer Fence system, +48” Cutting capacity to right of blade. The saw Includes the attached aftermarket splitter. The miter gauge, extra thrat block, and blade guard shown in picture 3 are included. The serial number starts with the number 88 which I belive indicates a date of manufacture of 1988.
It was used exclusivly in a hobby shop. Wheels turn smoothly,
anyone have any thoughts on this? Until this ad popped up, I was getting excited about the Grizzly 1023slx, and also noticed according to powermatic’s website that they’re running a sale that puts a brand new PM2000 $600 cheaper than a brand new Unisaw.
So, I would love to hear your thoughts on used versus new powermatics: specifically how easy is it to service and get parts?
Of course to be practical, I do not yet own a bandsaw, so I should probably save the $1000 for that! But, it’s not everyday a good solid powermatic or unisaw come up used in my area. So, maybe it’s worth jumping on?