|Forum topic by FUBARed11||posted 01-28-2015 02:55 PM||2056 views||1 time favorited||31 replies|
01-28-2015 02:55 PM
Hi everyone. This is my first post here and I’m in kind of a time sensitive jam.
I still consider myself a beginner with a lot to learn. I’ve had sporadic experience over the years but I’m really diving further into furniture making & hopefully selling and I’m shopping for my first table saw.
Like a lot of you I’m a perfectionist, so naturally I wanted a nice big cabinet saw. But new or used, they’re just out of reach for the time being. So I took to the internet to see what bargains I could find.
After few weeks I found a Powermatic 64a advertised as “powermatic 10” cabinet saw 110 v 32” fence barley used” for $300. It’s for sale by a custom woodworker/business which gives me hope. The phone call was very noisy as it was in the shop with lots of commotion, and I think the seller said it’s steel, referring to the top instead of cast iron. It’s well within budget, and I’ve read excellent things about older saws, but mixed reviews on the newer ones.
So my question is Is this a good saw or is it an average overseas special? And is it a deal I should take? I am going to see it at 5pm TOMORROW Wednesday the 28th and have to have my mind made up by then if I’m going to pull the trigger.
I’m doing all the research on it I possibly can tonight & tomorrow before I go see it, but I’d really like to hear from people in the know given all of TODAY’S options. Not 2005 or 20011 like I’ve found so far, but as of Feb 2015.
To the best of my ability I will try to describe what I believe to be, the perfect saw for ME
Budget of 500-600 bucks.
6. The things I haven’t thought about.
If the Powermatic is a no go for whatever reason, can anyone recommend a saw that fits me?
Thanks so much,