GREAT tool , love it
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 cut...
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.
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.
- Anne, May 28, 2018