Does anyone have a Powermatic with the workbench?

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09-09-2010 05:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: powermatic table saw

I haven’t been able to locate any reviews on the Powermatic
1792016K. It’s has the workbench and vise on the right extension. If you actually own it, I was wondering what you think of it. What are the pros and cons. A lot of times something looks like a good idea but once you try it out there’s little things you don’t like about it. I’m thinking of getting it since I end up working on my current table saw right side extension.


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#1 posted 09-09-2010 05:31 AM

not having one, but I personally think it’s a gimick. it definitely looks great, I won’t argue with that. but from my experience, the workbench always has something on it – parts for assembly, parts waiting for work, tools, extra, etc. sometimes you have something in the vise, and need to cut another board to size – if it’s in the TS extension – you may not be able to do that.

I like to keep my TS free to cut, and my workbench for it’s own purposes, and I would not like to one to interfere with the other’s functionality.

just my opinion though, your workflow may differ.

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#2 posted 09-09-2010 05:57 AM

Thanks for your opinion but I really wanted to hear from someone the actually owns it.

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#4 posted 09-09-2010 02:51 PM

I have the “workbench” but not the saw. It was given to me by the owner of the saw. I use it as a small work table. Great for working on small parts, carving, etc. but I wouldn’t use it for anything heavy duty.


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#5 posted 09-09-2010 09:39 PM

Thanks Pete I really appreciate your opinion and thoughts.

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#6 posted 09-09-2010 09:58 PM

When I was shopping for a new saw, I checked out that workbench thing at woodcraft. It’s very pretty, but kinda lightweight. Unless you’re really cramped for space, I’d invest that money in something sturdier.

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#7 posted 09-09-2010 10:20 PM

I already have a hard time keeping stuff off of my table saw without having the saw being partly a workbench. It’s like an invitation to put stuff on your saw so I would never be interested in it, IMHO.

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#8 posted 09-09-2010 10:58 PM

To woodnerd
I was wondering, do you have a right extension on your saw now?


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#9 posted 09-11-2010 08:48 PM

Just FYI if anyone is looking for any Powermatic table saw.

I’m pretty good at finding the best prices online. With large table saw most companies place the order with the manufactures of the table saw and ship it directly from the manufacture. Therefore I searched the web for the Powermatic 2000. Although most places are selling the 1792000K Model PM 2000, this is the 3 Horsepower Cabinet Saw with 50-Inch Accu-Fence, 2 Cast Iron Extension Wings, Table Board, and Legs, for $2,699 with free shipping. Powermatic has a free shipping special on right now. I was able to locate this saw for $2525 (no tax unless you live in KY). I located the cheapest prices for all the models at Osolnik Machinery & Supplies. I’ve never ordered from this company, instead I contacted a company I have used before, Tools-Plus, and asked if they would match this price. They did.

So if you’re looking for Powermatic you might check the price and ask your favorite place to match the price.

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