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Posted on New/old vs old/new... or battle of the golds... WARNING

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#1 posted 12-13-2019 09:52 AM

Noise, vibration, overall smoothness of operation.
Well, the powermatic has a standard 3 blade head. It is loud, it vibrates, the belt is older. It also has a dust collection area, I assume that does something. The craftsman is smooth, quiet, so quiet in fact, I forgot to turn it off while I was goofing around. Did not even know it was on… So, the winner is POWERMATIC. We are wood men… not some sophisticated wimp! I want noise, I want vibrations, I want chatter…I want to know I can take my fingers off in a split second. Category goes to POWERMATIC! (yes, a joke, the craftsman is unbelievable smooth)
Depth of cut/ stall/ etc….
Well, the 3 blade cutter is a gnarling, vibrating, loud, hot mess… so I snuk up on 1/4”. It did not big… it was just a 2×4 stud. I did not hesitate wqith the craftsman… cranked it down and let it eat. Went through a knot with the craftsman…. that is where the craftsman lost again. Instead of pitching the knot at my head at 100 mmillion miles an hour, it cut right through it… loss craftsman…

-- I am no woodworker. I am a hack trying to do something to amuse me.

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