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Pete_LJ

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09-28-2017 10:36 AM

I just saw this ad on CL (Jersey Shore). Looks to be a Powermatic 66 with a fence. Seller lists voltage as 220V. I am unsure of hp, model or condition. I do not know the seller nor am I affiliated with him/her. However, it looks like a decent deal if someone can do a quick buy (as seller wants this concluded by tomorrow, Friday, September 29th).

https://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/hvo/d/powermatic-table-saw/6323149964.html


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jonah

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#1 posted 09-28-2017 11:06 AM

That actually looks like a PM2000, not a 66. Still a very good deal, assuming everything works well.

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Pete_LJ

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#2 posted 09-28-2017 12:23 PM

Thanks for the correction on the model. I always learn something here on LJ.


That actually looks like a PM2000, not a 66. Still a very good deal, assuming everything works well.

- jonah


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#3 posted 09-28-2017 01:22 PM

That is close and tempting :O

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#4 posted 09-28-2017 02:04 PM

Hey there builtinbkyn,

I just saw another Powermatic PM2000 on CL. See https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/tls/d/powermatic-pm2000/6320861544.html

This second saw (linked to above) is in Westbury on Long Island and is a project (motor hums but won’t turn). And this seller is asking $1000 (but without working properly you may have more leverage on price). Hope this helps.


That is close and tempting :O

- builtinbkyn


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#5 posted 09-28-2017 02:14 PM

If motor hums but won’t turn, it might only just have a bad start/run capacitor.

...course it could just be toasted.

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#6 posted 10-01-2017 10:43 AM

No longer on CL as October 1, 2017.

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#7 posted 10-01-2017 11:36 AM

Not trying to knock the thing either way, but being a fan of Powermatic machines in general I once looked into a PM66 that was for sale locally. I ended up not buying it and if I remember right wasn’t there some issues with that model? Which one is generally considered the “better” machine? The PM66 or the PM 2000? Thanks for any info.

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#8 posted 10-01-2017 11:47 AM


Not trying to knock the thing either way, but being a fan of Powermatic machines in general I once looked into a PM66 that was for sale locally. I ended up not buying it and if I remember right wasn t there some issues with that model? Which one is generally considered the “better” machine? The PM66 or the PM 2000? Thanks for any info.

- msinc

The PM66 was made in the USA, and is consider by many to be the best of the American style cabinet saws ever made. The PM2000 is a very solid well regarded machine too. There’s always a chance of some isolated problems with any particular machine..I’m no PM expert, but am not aware of any known systemic issues with either of these.

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jonah

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#9 posted 10-01-2017 02:26 PM

I’ve used but not owned both saws. They’re both great. If given the choice, I’d rather the PM2000 because of the riving knife and better stock dust collection.

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#10 posted 10-01-2017 03:20 PM

I owned a PM66 for 25 years it’s a tank of a saw I never had an issue with it and in all the post I’ve seen all the people who have owned one gave them the highest praise also.

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