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Forum topic by Fired_Yo_Momma posted 05-24-2016 01:05 AM 997 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-24-2016 01:05 AM

Hi Guys

Well I finally got my table saw and I am like a kid on Christmas morning still. I have not put the saw through its paces yet but so far this bad boy had no issues cutting 8/4 stock Beech hardwood. The saw is used but it is only two years old and was owned by a older gentleman that passed away a few months ago. They threw in a brand new WWII saw blade, all his cross cutting sleds, 230Volt extension cord, and as well as the the powermatic standard miter gauge.

The only issue so far that I don’t like about the saw is the mobile base. It seems that I cannot get that saw to sit fully down on my floor. I have to put wedges so the saw will not move. Do any of you powermatic guys have had issues with this?



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#1 posted 05-24-2016 01:42 AM

She’s pretty!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#2 posted 05-24-2016 07:52 AM

sweet, congrats to you….. enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 05-24-2016 11:12 AM

Congrats, very nice!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#4 posted 05-24-2016 12:42 PM

Very nice! Great extras too. Happy woodworking

-- John - Huntington Beach, CA --- Growth occurs when we get out of our comfort zone.

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#5 posted 05-24-2016 01:48 PM

really a nice saw. I hope you enjoy and post some pics of what comes off that beast

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#6 posted 05-24-2016 03:16 PM

I love Powermatic. I’ve been using Powermatic machines for over 40 years. They will stand up to a production environment so they do wonderfully in a small shop setting.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 05-24-2016 03:36 PM

Just owning it should be enough. It should be allowed to go anywhere it wants to, as long as it’s in the shop.

I have three PM’s (two sanders) and just moving them a foot or two can determine if I need a shim under a corner. Of course, mobile casters aren’t going to improve your floor.

The only tool I have that self levels is my 8”, long bed jointer. It has a three wheel mobile base. Remember, the only chair [table or whatever] that will never rock is, a three legged one.

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#8 posted 05-24-2016 11:49 PM

Kelly is right, I’ve owned a PM 66 for 20 years and it needed shimmed too, not because it was off, it was the floor. Of course mine doesn’t move, if you need yours to be mobile then you will have to pack some shims with you when you move it, oh yea, your going to love that saw.

-- Colombia Custom woodworking

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#9 posted 05-25-2016 03:48 AM

I agree buddy that is one sexy looking saw!!! I sure hope your wife doesn’t get jealous of all the time you spend with your new sweetheart!

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