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Dusty56

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11-22-2012 at 06:27 AM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!


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#1 posted 11-22-2012 at 06:42 AM

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.

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#2 posted 11-22-2012 at 06:49 AM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 11-22-2012 at 06:49 AM

I’d sure like one of those !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#4 posted 11-22-2012 at 06:58 AM

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 !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 11-22-2012 at 07:16 AM

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..."

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#6 posted 11-22-2012 at 12:42 PM

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

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#7 posted 11-22-2012 at 01:49 PM

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.

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