|Forum topic by JBahou||posted 05-02-2010 12:58 AM||2246 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
05-02-2010 12:58 AM
My Pastor has a Powermatic III 72A table saw sitting in storage. It’s probably 5-7 years old I would say. It needs a little restoration (little rust on the table top and just needs to be cleaned up over all, nothing major) includes fence and miter gauge. It’s 5HP 3 phase. I can get the saw for $500. I would have to buy a three to one phase converter which runs about $400. I figure after having it restored and all I would have spent between $1000 – $1100.
My question is: Is the total cost of this worth it for the quality of saw I would be getting or is there another option on the market new/used that would be a better saw for me?
I have been informed from fellow LJs that I should stay away from contractor saws if at all possible. What say you? I know there are many saws out there and a few brands that are considered “top notch.”
-- Jack †