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copythat

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10-07-2016 12:59 PM

I am contemplating the purchase of this saw. If you own one or have experience with one, could you please share your opinion with me about the machine? I am hesitant to spend the $2K because of the 1.75hp motor but, then again, I do not have 220 power in my garage and my garage is fully finished (e.g., tape/texture). Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Rob

-- Rob


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#1 posted 10-07-2016 02:28 PM

No experience, but the last reviews of such saws that was in FWW placed this saw in a virtual tie with the SS PCS 1.75 as best in class. The only thing (they said) that gave the PCS the edge was the safety stuff. I no longer have that issue, but it seems like it was just a few months ago. I think you will do well with it.

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

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#2 posted 10-07-2016 03:23 PM

I don’t have the PM1000 but had a hybrid table saw with 1.75hp motor for about 13 years. It worked just fine. I used a thin kerf blade. The 1.75 hp motor had enough power for most cuts but in thick (+2”) hardwood I would have to use a slower feed rate. Get the best table saw you can afford.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 10-07-2016 03:55 PM

I have it and love it. Just the right size for my shop. I did add a machined aluminum rail to my fence for even more accuracy. The regular fence is fine though. Very solid saw.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#4 posted 10-08-2016 12:11 AM

I guess it depends on the tasks you anticipate. A solid 3HP full cabinet saw and a 220V circuit can be had for about the same money …

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#5 posted 10-12-2016 04:35 AM

I appreciate the feedback. Thank you.

-- Rob

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#6 posted 10-12-2016 11:00 AM

What table saw do you have now?
How will a different table saw improve on it?

The reason I ask is because I am considering a new table saw too.
Since I have an old Delta hybrid saw that i bought new in 2006 and is still working perfectly I am not sure a different saw would bring anything to the party with the exception of the safety aspect of the SS.

For the price of a new “better” saw I could add a very nice jointer and a decent enough lathe to the shop.
That wiener demo and the chicken leg demo for the SS sure does get my attention though.

-- Regards, Charlie

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#7 posted 10-13-2016 06:04 AM

Charlie,

I have been out of woodworking for about 10 years. I sold my Delta Unisaw back in 2007 as well as an RBI Hawk multi-function planer and a hand built, solid wood workbench; decisions I truly regret!

Anyhow, I am just now purchasing machinery and tools for my garage shop. The structure itself is completely finished on the inside (drywall/tape and texture) with no 220 outlets. There is a room above and no easy access to run lines.

I currently have a Porter Cable PCB660DP floor drill press; Dewalt 735x planer; older Makita 10” compound sliding miter saw; Festool TS 75 EQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw with 75-Inch Track and 118-Inch Track; older RBI 26” Hawk Scroll Saw; Hybrid Pantorouter; Rikon Model 10-325 14-Inch Bandsaw; JessEm Mast-R-Lift II Excel Premium Router Table; older Powermatic bench-top spindle sander; three routers; too many nail guns; an old Incra LS incremental positioning guide w/fence; and a Leigh D4.

I would like to add three more machines to round it out. They include the Powermatic PM1000 table saw with 52” fence; the JET JJ-6CSDX 6-Inch Deluxe Jointer with QS Knives; and an old Delta Sanding Center or a new JET 708597K JSG-96CS Belt/Disc Sander.

I am waiting for the final purchases until Thanksgiving. I was told the PM1000 and the Jet tools would be on the Black Friday sales list. I am hoping for 15% off on the machines.

That is my setup and I have to admit that I love it; however, I do miss some of the machinery I had before.

My choice of table saw is based on current garage wiring, quality of machine, and pricing. It is expensive for a 1.75 hp saw but it is significantly cheaper than s SawStop.

-- Rob

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