LumberJocks

Powermatic 15" bandsaw

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Dusty56 posted 517 days ago 918 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11606 posts in 2193 days


517 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip bandsaw powermatic 1500 15inch bandsaw


I just got an email introducing the new Powermatic 1500.
Loaded with features , but I haven’t seen the price yet…..I can only imagine !!

http://www.powermatic.com/Product.aspx?Part=1791500

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )


7 replies so far

View lab7654's profile

lab7654

233 posts in 752 days


#1 posted 517 days ago

Man, one of those would be nice… they have enough power to cut just about anything you throw at them! I’m guessing $3500 for the smaller motor models.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11606 posts in 2193 days


#2 posted 517 days ago

I believe it comes stock with a 3hp 230volt motor….that should do it !!

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

View Woodwrecker's profile

Woodwrecker

3471 posts in 2081 days


#3 posted 517 days ago

I’d sure like one of those !

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11606 posts in 2193 days


#4 posted 517 days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxZu-hpZTHQ&noredirect=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5DoEOFwDuE

A couple of videos about the BS. Claiming the price will be $2900…yikes !

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

View HorizontalMike's profile

HorizontalMike

6710 posts in 1419 days


#5 posted 517 days ago

For that price I could have ALL THREE Rikon bandsaws (10”, 14”, & 18”) in my shop! I am sure that the Powermatic is a better BS, but THAT much better?... Maybe in a large production environment, but not in my little hobby shop. For now, I am happy to have my little 14” Rikon. Granted, I have only resawn up to 9” thus far. Maybe when resawing 12-13” the Powermatic beefiness would do a better job than the Rikon… I just do not know.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

View Roger's profile

Roger

13076 posts in 1309 days


#6 posted 516 days ago

As Tim Allen would say on Home Improvement, “oh-oh-oh-oh-ohhhhh”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

109523 posts in 2082 days


#7 posted 516 days ago

It sure looks cool but if I were in the market for a BS I would wait 6mo.-year to see what reviews have to say about it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase