|Forum topic by MedicKen||posted 1742 days ago||2116 views||0 times favorited||23 replies|
1742 days ago
I am thinking seriously about upgrading my table saw. I have a Craftsman hybrid and it has done fairly well since I purchased it a few years ago. I have noticed that it is slightly underpowered especially in thicker stock. But I expected it being it is only 1.5hp. I knew that when I bought it I wouldn’t have it forever, a good starter saw but now my skills have improved as well as my comfort with the bigger saws I want to move up a notch or 3.
I do not have nor want to go to the expense of 3 phase power, so that limits my choices somewhat. I would like 3-5hp but will have to keep the amp draw down. I have 240V currently but only wired for 20 amps. I know I should have gone to 30amp when I rewired but I didn’t, shame on me for not thinking far enough ahead for future table saw changes.
So with 3-5hp and less than 20 amp draw that limits a little more. There is one saw that I keep going back to, Powermatic PM2000. I like the idea of the built in mobile base, the riving knife and the dust collection around the blade. I have looked at Delta, yeah I know there’s a new Uni on the market, but I don’t feel like being a guinea pig for the first year of a new tool. We all know the bugs haven’t been worked out yet and I don’t wanna be a beta tester. Sawstop would be another option, but a very pricey choice at that.
My questions are: Does anyone here have the PM2000? How is it holding up? Any problems with customer service? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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