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Posted on Needing input on a (used) table saw.

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#1 posted 06-25-2020 08:06 PM

If you take a little bit to scour Craigslist/FB Marketplace/Nextdoor you can pretty easily find a Unisaw or Powermatic 66 for well less than $1300. They’re better saws than the new ones, in my opinion.

Regardless of the saw, with 120V you’re limited on the HP of the saw, and would need the have a dedicated circuit for a 120V 2HP saw, since you’d be potentially maxing out the amperage of the circuit when the saw is drawing maximum power.

If you’re going to for a solid contractor type saw, used Deltas are a much better deal than the Powermatic 64 you are looking at. The range here is $100-300, and the upper range of that includes a good fence and cast iron extension wings and a mobile base. They’re not cabinet saws, but a well tuned, heavy contractor saw with a 1.5 HP motor can work very well.

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