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Forum topic by littletim posted 12-17-2012 01:37 AM 3189 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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littletim

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12-17-2012 01:37 AM

this is my first post and wanted to say i have enjoyed the forums i have been reading about which table saw to purchase. I have decided on the powermatic pm2000. My main reason is that i used to work for a cabinet shop and we had both delta and powermatic, as a mechanic i thought the powermatic was better built. even though things have changed i can’t seem to forget this. Now my question is where to buy it at, after thanksgiving everyone had it on sale for $2549.00 till the monday after then it went back up i just found it again for that price at amazon. Does anyone have any ideas if it will gon on sale after x-mass. CPO says all powermatic tools will see a price increase after the first of the year. Should i jump on the one from amazon?

thanx


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#1 posted 12-17-2012 01:54 AM

Sorry can’t help with PM prices. Sound like your set on this saw but if your not I would suggest Saw Stop.
Good luck .

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#2 posted 12-17-2012 01:55 AM

”I have decided on the powermatic pm2000. My main reason is that i used to work for a cabinet shop and we had both delta and powermatic, as a mechanic i thought the powermatic was better built. ”

Is what you thought was the better built saw a PM66 or the current PM2000? They share the same brand name and logo, but are very different designs, made in different countries. The American made PM66, and it’s predecessors are discontinued.

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#3 posted 12-17-2012 02:35 AM

Beware. There are a few recent, unhappy Powermatic customers here on LJs. You might want to refer to the review section for details.
Just sayin’
With that said-
If you can handle the current price, and feel the current price is resasonable; I’d advise you to just buy it and enjoy your machine. A year from now your not going to care if you spent +/- a few bucks.

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 02:41 AM

On the American made issue, Delta’s Unisaws are being built in South Carolina now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AarJcbnyA18

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 02:57 AM

Brandon W…........ That’s great! Didn’t know that. Good to see woodworking equipment being made in the USA

-- still wet behind the ears.....

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 03:07 AM

I bought my PM2000 a couple years ago and love it. I got from toolzone.com They still offer lift gate delivery, which I needed. Backed right up to my garage door on a cold snowy day.

I don’t think you can go wrong with either Powermatic, the new Unisaw or Sawstop. Your going to read bad reviews about any of them. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes. I didn’t like the setback on the Delta’s blade. It was too far from the front of the saw. I had to bend over too much to follow through on the cut, otherwise I would have bought it. I loved how you could change the bevel from the front. That said, absolutely no regrets on the Powermatic. I use it everyday.

If you found a good price, jump on it (does it include shipping?). I wouldn’t lose sleep on a few dollars one way or the other. My one and only experience with tool zone was very pleasant and efficient. At the time, they had the best price with lift gate shipping. Good luck with your new saw… which ever way you go.

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#7 posted 12-17-2012 06:58 PM

well i did something that i never thought i would. after talking with Todd at woodwerks i ordered a laguna table saw with 52” fence and 4hp motor. for $2195.00 delivered i could not pass it up. They sell both powermatic and laguna and in his opinion the laguna was a better saw, and not just cause it was less money. Should be here by the end of the week, sure hope I like it.

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#8 posted 12-18-2012 04:19 AM

littletim…........ my word! you mean you passed up the “gold standard” in woodworking for a laguna? you mean that gaudy gold paint job didn’t turn your head and make you just want to seriously overpay for a quite average table saw?

congrats on avoiding the walter meier POS tool trap. and remember to post some pics of that new laguna so we can all enjoy it along with you.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#9 posted 12-18-2012 05:16 PM

If you think you’re needing it now and your budget is allowing you, why not purchase it.

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#10 posted 12-18-2012 06:11 PM

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#11 posted 01-19-2013 12:09 AM

New table saw up and running. A couple of small details that I’m not happy with but all in all very happy overall.

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toolie

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#12 posted 01-19-2013 12:17 AM

nice saw and a good looking set up. guess they want everyone to know it’s a laguna since the name’s on all four sides of the base. still, a very impressive looking piece of equipment. enjoy it.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#13 posted 01-19-2013 01:05 PM

Read the review. The Laguna in the review is obviously a different model than the one you bought.
Maybe you can tell us all why “in his opinion” the Laguna is a better saw than the PM2000?

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#14 posted 01-19-2013 01:26 PM

”The Laguna in the review is obviously a different model than the one you bought.”

Very true. The new saw setup looks great, but buying this saw based on that review is like buying a Chevy S10 based on a review of a Silverado.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#15 posted 01-19-2013 02:22 PM

I’m very happy with my PM 2000 and have had it several years now. However, I’m thinking about getting a Sawstop because I’m 62 now and probably don’t have the same concentration factor that I had 10 years ago. After operating woodworking machinery for over 40 years I still have all of my fingers and would like to keep it that way.

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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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