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Forum topic by metalingwoodsmith posted 03-10-2018 10:53 PM 413 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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metalingwoodsmith

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03-10-2018 10:53 PM

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I am looking at a Powermatic 64A table saw on craigslist, and was wondering if anyone had any information on this saw. It is brand new still in the box asking $760. Thank you


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#1 posted 03-11-2018 12:39 AM

No personal experience here with that saw but I did find this; http://forums.finewoodworking.com/fine-woodworking-knots/power-tools-and-machinery/powermatic-64a-fatal-flaw . This thread is quite old but as the saw your looking at is NIB it might be relevant.

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#2 posted 03-11-2018 12:43 PM

The PM64A was among the best of the Taiwanese contractor saws from the early 2000s, and was very similar to other saws from the same plant such as the GI 50-185, Grizzly, Jet. They featured outboard belt drive motors and a traditional splitters. $760 without the fence is a show stopper IMO….too high for what it is and what you get.

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#3 posted 03-11-2018 06:00 PM

Had one for a job saw…...got rid of it quickly,,,,,powermatic should have been embarrassed

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#4 posted 03-11-2018 06:49 PM

Be careful buying NIB old machines.

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#5 posted 03-11-2018 06:56 PM

Way, way too high for what is ultimately just a contractor saw, no matter what color it is.

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