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Scomel Basses

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02-11-2013 06:04 PM

What would be a decent price for a 2005 Powermatic 66 table saw with 52” fence and extension table, 5hp motor in great condition?


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SamuraiSaw

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 06:34 PM

Single phase?

What part of the Country?

Any accessories with it (dado insert, etc.)?

Previous use (hobby vs. professional shop)?

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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Scomel Basses

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 06:48 PM

Good questions that I will ask the seller. It’s a single phase and is in NC.

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Loren

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 07:31 PM

$800

It probably lacks a riving knife.

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SamuraiSaw

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 07:50 PM

”$800

It probably lacks a riving knife.”

LOL….........

That would certainly be a deal, but I hardly think the absence of a riving knife warrants that much of a discount. Comparable saw today is $3700.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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toolie

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#5 posted 02-11-2013 08:08 PM

Comparable saw today is $3700.

hopefully, this is a reference to either a new sawstop cabinet saw or a new delta unisaw. anyone paying that much n for a new powermatic TS is wasting their money.

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

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SamuraiSaw

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#6 posted 02-11-2013 08:23 PM

Nope, good price for a good saw.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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#7 posted 02-11-2013 09:21 PM

That saw would be over $1,000 around here, maybe $1,300-$1,400. Hurts to pay that much for used, but that seems to be where I see them on CL. Not sure if they get that or not.

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Steve Peterson

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#8 posted 02-11-2013 11:35 PM

I paid $1400 for a 5hp 2005 PM66 about 3 years ago and thought I got a good deal, not a gloat but I was happy. It came with the mobile base and about 10 blades. It was in really good condition and passes the nickel test (also the penny test and almost passes the dime test). I see much older PM66’s on CL for $800-1000.

I am in the Sacramento CA region.

-- Steve

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Fargogarageguy

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#9 posted 12-17-2015 06:30 PM

I have a related question. First I am new here so hopefully this sint somewhere else.

I have a line on a pm66 from 1982 that was in a high school shop. They are asking an extremely good price. I was wondering if there is anything I should look for before I buy and what the saw is actually worth.

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#10 posted 12-17-2015 06:59 PM

+1 for SamuraiSaw! Unfortunately, those who have become accustomed to the products offered today have no idea of what real quality is—regret to have to say it but that’s the way I see it based on over 60-years of tool use and buying experience.

P.S. Sawstop is made in the Pacific rim just in case you missed the country of manufacture.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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SamuraiSaw

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#11 posted 12-17-2015 07:05 PM



I have a related question. First I am new here so hopefully this sint somewhere else.

I have a line on a pm66 from 1982 that was in a high school shop. They are asking an extremely good price. I was wondering if there is anything I should look for before I buy and what the saw is actually worth.

- Fargogarageguy

First thing to look at is the motor and determine if it is single phase or 3 phase. A good majority of the institutional saws are 3 phase. Though not a huge problem, a 3 phase motor will require a phase convertor of some type. If you can power it up with a blade in place, watch for any wobble which would indicate worn arbor bearings. Again, not a huge issue but will require some work on your part to replace.

In general, PM66s are tanks and hard to kill.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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MrUnix

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#12 posted 12-17-2015 07:14 PM

PM66’s can be had for $500 or less, PM72’s for $800 or less. As to what to look for… broken obvious bits and missing stuff is what will bite you most. You may find a nice used PM66 for dirt cheap, but if you find out it has a cracked yoke or missing arbor bracket teeth, that dirt cheap saw pretty quickly jumps up in cost. Don’t worry about stuff like bearings – you will want to replace them regardless (both arbor and motor). 3-phase is also not a concern – just means you will have to sink another $200 or so into it so you can run it on 240v single phase.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: Yes, it’s worth $200 and nobody delivers :) It will be 240v… single or three phase is the only question you need to determine.

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Fargogarageguy

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#13 posted 12-17-2015 07:15 PM

Tha KS for the help. All I know about the saw is that the seller (school superintendent ) said it uses the same power as a dryer bc the plug looks the same. Would this mean it’s 220v? Also he is selling it for under 200$ as long as I pick it up. Is it worth it even if it needs a little work?

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SamuraiSaw

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#14 posted 12-17-2015 07:27 PM

Personally I would consider it a good deal.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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#15 posted 12-17-2015 07:40 PM


That saw would be over $1,000 around here, maybe $1,300-$1,400. Hurts to pay that much for used, but that seems to be where I see them on CL. Not sure if they get that or not.
- ShaneA

90% of all craigslist offerings have unreal expectations in almost every category. Look at this one for example.
For a used saw the guys is asking $1000 more than can be had brand new here. with free shipping and warranty.

I think folks get out of touch with reality.

-- It's nice!

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