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03-27-2015 02:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

Well I have a delima, How to best spend some cash. I know we have all seen it before.

Which way to go.
1.) Lowes Delta Table Saw and DeWalt planer
2.) Grizzly new hybrid Table Saw (sad no planer)
3.) Powermatic PM1000 ($850) used 3-4 times. Guys dad died not long after purchase.

If option 2 or 3 the planer would have to come later down the road. Not to sure which would be the wisest decision.


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#1 posted 03-27-2015 03:01 PM

Do you absolutely have to have them now? If not, $850 could get you a nice cabinet saw and a planer.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#2 posted 03-27-2015 03:02 PM

Powermatic, hands down.

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#3 posted 03-27-2015 03:10 PM

If that is truly a PM1000 in like new condition, it’s a great deal if it’s functioning as it’s supposed to. $2k is the going price tag on Amazon (shipped), which I think is pretty steep for a nice 1.75hp hybrid saw with no safety brake. (I know they like to call it a cabinet saw, but the inside is nothing like the PM2000 or Xacta….much more like the Jet Proshop under the hood). It’s got a nice full enclosure and a great fence. For that deal, I might be willing to wait a little longer for a planer.

The Delta saw and a planer obviously give you more capability in the short term, so it really boils down to what waiting means to your shop time. For me it’s a hobby, and my saw is the center of my shop, so I’d rather enjoy a really nice saw for the time being….YMMV.

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#4 posted 03-27-2015 03:21 PM

I would choose the PM1000. Agree with KnotScott’s comments.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 03-27-2015 04:31 PM

Or option 4: I’ll take a Powermatic PM200 please.

Just kidding. I would get the Powermatic TS for now. The planer is less than half the cost of this TS. Buy the most expensive tool first and then the next and so on.

Wayne

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#6 posted 03-27-2015 04:56 PM

pm1000 and a stanley #4,5

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#7 posted 03-27-2015 05:05 PM



Do you absolutely have to have them now? If not, $850 could get you a nice cabinet saw and a planer.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

The area I live in is real big on used equipment. Been watching since Christmas and have seen very little anywhere close by.

Thanks everyone on the comments. I think I just wanted to hear the answer from someone else.

BTW
I have an old Rockwell contractors saw that will be on the market soon and I use my hand planes every day.

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#8 posted 03-27-2015 05:09 PM

+1. and it’s dilemma

Do you absolutely have to have them now? If not, $850 could get you a nice cabinet saw and a planer.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

The area I live in is real big on used equipment. Been watching since Christmas and have seen very little anywhere close by.

Thanks everyone on the comments. I think I just wanted to hear the answer from someone else.

BTW
I have an old Rockwell contractors saw that will be on the market soon and I use my hand planes every day.

- JKMDETAIL

+1. and it’s dilemma

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#9 posted 03-27-2015 05:41 PM

If you still haven’t decided Lowes just dropped the price of the delta to 549.00, and they do occasionally take the HF 20%, it worked for me just a couple of weeks ago.

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#10 posted 03-27-2015 05:49 PM



If you still haven t decided Lowes just dropped the price of the delta to 549.00, and they do occasionally take the HF 20%, it worked for me just a couple of weeks ago.

- 67mike67

Just looked on Lowes at site it is still at $599. And my Lowes will not take HF discounts

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#11 posted 03-27-2015 05:53 PM

Is da Lima in Peru?

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#12 posted 03-27-2015 05:56 PM

I’m not great at posting links or pics but I just double checked the website and it shows the following, I cut and pasted it directly.

DELTA 13-Amp 10-in Table Saw

Item #: 510897 | Model #: 36-725

$549.00 New Lower Price
Was: $599.00

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#13 posted 03-27-2015 10:22 PM

I’m not great at posting links or pics but…

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

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#14 posted 03-27-2015 10:28 PM

I would buy the powermatic, given those choices.

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#15 posted 03-27-2015 10:51 PM

The Lowes Pricing may be regional. Just like HD’s Bessey clamps having different prices all over the country.

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