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05-07-2012 01:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

Thanks for your answers.
It has a 3HP motor and according the the seller it is not more than 5 years old.
Bert

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#1 posted 05-07-2012 02:25 PM

I have the same saw, since 2004, and works great! I think $1275 is a good price. A new one is over $3000.

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#2 posted 05-07-2012 02:38 PM

Thank you Mike

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 02:49 PM

Drool

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#4 posted 05-07-2012 02:53 PM

Bert
what kind of fence is that is it a delta?

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#5 posted 05-07-2012 03:03 PM

According the seller Biesemeyer 52”.
The saw was made in Aug 2005

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#6 posted 05-07-2012 03:05 PM

the price is fair ,If it were me I’d hold out for a Powermatic 5hp if you have the power to run it. I also saw this in your local CL

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/tls/2986820295.html

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#7 posted 05-07-2012 03:06 PM

Jim,
I went to see the craiglist add, it is 15 years old and in a sad shape.
I also considered this one:

http://boise.craigslist.org/tls/2956185016.html

Which one is the best deal?

Thanks anyway

-- Bert

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#8 posted 05-07-2012 03:08 PM

Jim, what makes a powermatic a better saw?

-- Bert

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#9 posted 05-07-2012 03:30 PM

Hi Bert;

Not to offend Jim, but I would rather have the Delta. The polished top on the Powermatic is a distraction to me, since I have skylights in my shop. There are times when I would be blinded by the light.

I believe that is a great saw at a good price.

Lee

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#10 posted 05-07-2012 03:33 PM

Thank you Lee

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#11 posted 05-07-2012 03:35 PM

OH NO LEE
I’m so offended LOL NOT!!! To each there own , We all like what has worked for us,since I’ve never owned a Delta
I can’t say their not good tools. Others seem to think their cool and if you like em that’s good enough recommendation for me.

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#12 posted 05-07-2012 03:41 PM

Jim you do not answer my question: what makes powermatic a better saw?

-- Bert

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#13 posted 05-07-2012 03:55 PM

I think $1250 is a reasonable price for the Delta. I have mostly Powermatic and Delta equpment in my shop, but my TS is a Powermatic. I havent had any problems with either brand. With cablinet saws, I think both brands are excellent and as long as its working good you shouldnt have a problem.

It think it kind of comes down to what brand do you prefer, Chev or Ford… :-)

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#14 posted 05-07-2012 03:59 PM

“Jim, what makes a powermatic a better saw?”

today, pretty much nothing. the older PMs were good tools primarily due to the precision to which the components were manufactured and their mass. very good at holding down vibration and maintaining settings over time. FF to today where jet and powermatic are now brands of the WMH tool group, manufactured oversees like most other tools and comparable to most other tools is terms of the manufacturing standards to which they conform. but they cost more than grizzly. and their tech support, once your product is out of warranty, is non-existent. today’s jet and pwermatic tools are, IMHO, long on promise, short on delivery and expensive, appealing primarily to uininformed tool snobs who are duped into believing they are buying special by the good marketing from WMH tool group.

and i am making those comments as the owner of a jet 18” BS. it was my first jet purchase and it will be my last jet purchase. the complany is just so decidedly mediiocre.

regarding the delta and griz saws you pic’d above, i like the griz but it’s a right tilt. while new delta unisaws go for $3000 today, i really doubt the featured delta was $3000 when new. i’m going to guess that it was proably < $1800 – $2000. and it’s a left tilt. it’s probably really worth something like $1000-1100.

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#15 posted 05-07-2012 04:00 PM

‘It think it kind of comes down to what brand do you prefer, Chev or Ford… :-)”
Ferrari and Bugatti

-- Bert

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