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Britztopher

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01-18-2017 01:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: powermatic 66 table saw craigslist

Looking to upgrade my 1995 grizzly 1023 for this powermatic 66. Ive heard great things about this saw and wondered if it would be worth it. Heres the description from the guy whos selling it.

15-20 years old and where used in a production shop and were well maintained and are in working condition with obvious wear due to use and age, they will be sold “as is”. They are both wired for 220 and are single phase, the Powermatic has a 5Hp motor. Both have extension tables and upgraded fences, Powermatic has the upgrade fence offered thru Powermatic. Saws are approx. 84”L x 32” W and are heavy, suggest you bring friends to help and a truck.

Just looking for opinions on this and those that have this saw already. If I dont end up buying this saw, I might just get another 1023 new, but I think this is a great deal.


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#1 posted 01-18-2017 01:57 PM

A steal @ $650! Call now!

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#2 posted 01-18-2017 01:59 PM

I don’t know much about the model other than it’s well regarded but this would def be a deal in my area provided everything isn’t too beat up
most of the 66s I see are at or over 1k

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#3 posted 01-18-2017 02:05 PM

He’s really trying to rip you off. I think you should tell me where it is and I’ll go give him a lecture! (LOL) Serioulsy, if you think you want it (and you do) you had better lock it up PDQ.

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#4 posted 01-18-2017 02:30 PM

I hope you already bought it , because …
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#5 posted 01-18-2017 02:41 PM

I acquired mine for $150 at an auction. I would go no more than 155. Gimme contact info so I can ask him questions. Now that pallet lift…I would pay $800 for!

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Britztopher

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#6 posted 01-18-2017 02:42 PM

going to look at it tomorrow at 6:30am (earliest he could be available), hopefully no one picks it up before then.

You guys are funny about letting me give you contact info. Ill be sure to add it once i pick it up. :)

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upinflames

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#7 posted 01-18-2017 03:06 PM

Snag it up…..that’s a decent price, not a steal. I don’t recall what I paid in ‘79, but a couple years ago found a ‘73 for $350, cleaned it up and sold it for $900 in 1 day.

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#8 posted 01-18-2017 03:06 PM

sounds like a good deal, I would not take less than $1800 for mine, and it has not had as much use as yours

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#9 posted 01-18-2017 07:13 PM

Crazy in my area the prices for those good old 66 are through the roof. The Unisaws are a behind in price but not far.
You need to rescue the saw before it falls off the pallet jack and moving dolly affair.

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#10 posted 01-18-2017 07:22 PM

The choice between a PM66 and a Grizzly (any age or model) is a no-brainer. The Biesemeyer fence on that PM alone is worth almost half the price he is asking… throw in a 5HP motor and you have all the saw you would ever need for the rest of your life and then some.

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#11 posted 01-18-2017 07:46 PM

We were in the woodworking business for about 45 years and had at least two of these for a good number of years. Unless something is seriously wrong with them they should be well worth that price. That one looks very clean to me and I would definitely go check it out without delay. You would be surprised at what a little tender loving care can do for a machine like that.

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Britztopher

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#12 posted 01-18-2017 09:36 PM

So the guy sold the PM, and im pissed because he said he was only available from 6am to 2pm tomorrow, but he still has a delta unisaw for $650.

 photo delta.jpg

This one worth it?

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#13 posted 01-18-2017 09:45 PM

Looks like my Unisaw. Buy it. (assuming it’s single phase 3hp).

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#14 posted 01-18-2017 09:59 PM

That stinks about the PM. I probably see the same scenario playing out on the Unisaw too unfortunately.

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#15 posted 01-18-2017 10:10 PM

When i bought by unisaw for 200 bucks I called the seller after I had the trailer hooked up and was heading his way. I drove 50 miles to put cash in his hand before several locals. The reason he already sold it is because someone else was very motivated to put cash in his hand. I have missed out on some sweet deals by being interested.

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