|Forum topic by Mayflycarpentry||posted 02-26-2016 03:39 PM||858 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-26-2016 03:39 PM
I have an opportunity to buy a powermatic model 70 table saw for $250. I have not fired it up yet, and the guy needs to find the fence. He says the fence is in a separate storage unit and will have to track it down. I have two questions.
1. Is this a good deal on this saw? I have seen many other powermatic saws for much more than $1000, but in better condition. This saw is in decent shape…has some mild rust, but nothing that I think wouldn’t be able to be taken care of with a little work. The top is rough and a little rusty and would need to be cleaned up…does anyone know a good method for this? What are your guys expert opinions of the value of this saw? It looks like it has an after market motor in it. It’s a single phase, 240v 3hp motor on it right now.
2. The saw has the round mounting rails for the fence. If the guy cannot find the fence that goes with it, do they even make these fences anymore? Everything I have found mounts on square stock or t-style. If I cannot find a fence to mount on the round rails, how hard would it be for me to build/weld my own new fence, or how much money would it be to replace with a new system?
Thanks for your time reading this post. Looking forward to hearing expert opinions on if $250 is a good buy on this saw.