|Forum topic by HunterCreek||posted 04-14-2015 04:27 PM||753 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-14-2015 04:27 PM
I’m a young, aspiring fine woodworker who’s looking to move up in the world. As I take on more projects, I’m realizing that I need a table saw that I don’t despise with most of the bones in my body. I currently have an aging Sears Craftsman 10” direct drive saw. It runs fine, but everything is just about terminally misaligned, and the direct drive developed some blade wobble that certainly doesn’t do wonders for the cut quality.
I had been looking at less expensive cabinet saws like the G0715p, but a friend of mine turned me onto vintage tool hunting. I found a beautiful Powermatic Model 62 listed near me. It has a newer 1.5hp Dayton motor, link belt, new bearings, new arbor pulley, and a trued arbor flange. It comes with the original throat plate as well as two zero clearance inserts and a couple of miter jigs. It’s listed for $500 with no included blades.
I’d love any feedback on what people think of the Model 62, and how the price seems for that saw. Also, I’m opening up the conversation to whether I should look at new or old saws. A couple of things to consider are that I can’t fit a saw any wider than 48” into my shop, and that I won’t be in my current basement shop for more than a few years if I continue down the fww path. I’m looking for a good saw, but not a forever saw, so resale value is a consideration.
Thanks so much for any input, thoughts, and pushes in the right direction!
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