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What Real People Are Saying About The Powermatic PM1000

Awesome saw! LOVE IT

Awesome saw! LOVE IT. arrived as expected. Took my time setting it up. Table is a whopping 0.002" out - NICE job Powermatic - couldn't dial it in any better! Cuts smooth, fact. Only down side: No thin kerf riving knife. Having a friend mill the existing down to 0.079".. They offer a thin kerf knife for the PM2000, but not the 1000. Hence, 4 stars.

It is easy to set up except for adjusting the riving knife
  • Anne - May 28, 2018

This machine is worth the money. I worked with a Craftsman table saw for 20 years. I now realize I should have bought the Powermatic to start with. It is easy to set up except for adjusting the riving knife; the instructions are the issue here. The power on the 1.5 hp motor is adequate for any lumber 2 to 3 inches thick. I wold say if you are upgrading your table saw this is a great purchase.

Five Stars

GREAT tool , love it

good saw

This thing is pretty much the same as the pm2000. Same beefy cast iron blade tilt and raise mech. The shaped base it sits on is not cast iron but the saw weighs a ton. Very well machined parts very well made. It ran on a 15 amp circuit but I put in a 20 amp anyway. No problems there. Runs and cuts great, no vibration. Love the fence and how easy it is to adjust to line up with the miter slots. Blade adjustment is easy too. 4 accessible bolts on the cabinet and you can tap the table around to line up with the blade. The dust collection works great. I never installed the riving knife or safety guard. Overall its s great working saw and a huge upgrade from a contractor type. Very Happy with it. I think its worth the money.( if you routinely cut stout oaken timbers get a 3 HP saw.)

and the folks at Powermatic are friendly and happy to help with any issues

Fabulous table saw - just the right size and power, and the folks at Powermatic are friendly and happy to help with any issues. I can see why this make is considered the Caddilac of saws.

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2. Powermatic PM1000 Table Saw

  • (14 Ratings)

The truth is that the Powermatic PM1000 was the Safety Saws that we rated most highly. However, there were several other really premium Safety Saws worth showcasing here that just barely fell short.

Next on our list is manufactured by Powermatic known to be a very highly regarded tool supplier. Powermatic's Table Saws are one of their top offerings. I was eager to try out the model PM1000 and I was not let down!

The model PM1000 Table Saw by Powermatic, at $2159.99 is an especially exceptional Saw for the price. The Powermatic PM1000 is really a solid alternative. Of you are unsure about our number one selection, I would choose this Saw.

Full Powermatic PM1000 Review

Powermatic PM1000 Features

Cabinet saw that only requires 115V power

A blade surround and collection hose provide an unobstructed path, maximizing dust collection

Conveniently located hands free power switch

Tool-less guard assembly with independent side leaves is easy to use, maximizing safety

The sturdy miter gauge pivots 60 degrees to either side, allowing easy adjustment for a full range of cuts

The WORX WX572L and the JSS-120A60 by SawStop are well worth a look as well. Both these tool manufactures are thought to be some of the premier suppliers of premium Saws. Both these tools are highly rated also. Genuine customers awarded the WX572L an score on average of 3.8/5 stars. Compare that to the SawStop JSS-120A60 which holds an average score of 4.0/5 stars.

The WORX WX572L provides a few very choice features like Traditional guard and riving knife system allows unlimited capacity for cross and rip cuts. The JSS-120A60 by SawStop although, is hard to beat featuring Stowed dimensions: 26 1/2" L x 29" W x 45" H plus Class-leading table Depth: 24 5/8” table Depth means better accuracy and easier, safer cutting.

Either of these two tools make a great decision if you're shopping for Safety Saws

Honorable Mentions

If you are thinking that the Safety Saws we rated above fail to meet your needs, we rated several additional selections that may be a better match. We found quite a few great Saws during the course of our analysis. The Saws we evaluated above are the best of the best. Read on however. We rated several more great Safety Saws.