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Posted on Which is better? Rockwell 12/14 or Powermatic 3000 table saw?

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#1 posted 07-17-2019 12:44 PM

Really no decision at this time. I will say that I have a preference for 12/14. Partially because it’s an older saw and I generally have a preference for older tools. I also have a distaste for overseas tools. Partially because of some ingrained biases, partially because of some negative experiences with low quality green branded tools. I know that with my 12/14, a coarse rip blade and a feeder running in high/high with a 80% overdrive on the VFD, I can feed a 2.5” rough sawn pine board through without slowing the motor. I’m thinking that’s enough power for my needs and thus 7.5hp is serious overkill. I think the deciding factor will be how well the 3000 cleans up and if I like it over the Rockwell unit.

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