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Forum topic by monstersdad99 posted 06-23-2014 03:08 PM 896 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-23-2014 03:08 PM

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I found this table saw on CL and was wondering if it is a good deal. He is asking $225

Model #63 table saw. 1 1/2 hp, blade speed 4500 RPM, blade tilt 45, 36” working fence. This saw has an 80” extension chrome tube with parts for extension. It runs great and is very powerful

Does anyone have experience with the tubular fence. I have had a Craftsman 113 with the crappy stock fence and currently I have a little delta with a crappy fence. I don’t want a crappy fence anymore!!

Thanks for your comments.

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#1 posted 06-23-2014 03:15 PM

I’d jump on it. Looks like Powermatic’s version of a Biesemeyer style fence, which is really good and worth the asking price all by itself.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 06-23-2014 03:26 PM

I think it’s PM’s version of the Vega fence, but it’s a really good fence and a nice deal if it checks out. Call soon….

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

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#3 posted 06-23-2014 03:37 PM

Jump. On. It. Now.

But offer 200$.

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#4 posted 06-23-2014 03:51 PM

Offer him $200 and wheel it away today. I owned that saw 15+ years ago and was really please with it once I added a link belt. The right-tilt was something I had to get used to though. There is an interesting accessory for the fence that might be hanging around and that I would ask about. It travels down the length of the fence and acts as a thin push stick. It also has a 1” stop that allows you to safely use the fence as a stop block when crosscutting. Notice that the fence has two locking levers: A large central lever and a small lever to the right and a knurled wheel between them that allows you to clamp the fence firmly to the front rails, and then fine tune the fence’s position. Very clever and eliminates the old fist bump method of fence adjustment.

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#5 posted 06-23-2014 04:30 PM

That switch needs to go. Otherwise, it seems like a decent deal. That fence will be roughly equivalent to other decent contractor saw fences. It won’t change your life, but it’s solid.

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#6 posted 06-23-2014 05:05 PM

Nice find! Get it!

-- Nicholas

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#7 posted 06-23-2014 07:33 PM

Thanks for the advice. I was worried that the fence wouldn’t be that good. I agree about the switch if I get it that would be one of the first things I do. I called and left a message.

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#8 posted 06-23-2014 07:39 PM

A word of advise, if you go look at it, take a straight edge and check the cast iron top for flatness.

Also, if it has bad arbor or motor bearings, use that to your advantage and haggle him down even more.

-- Nicholas

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