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Advice on upgrading to older cabinet saw

by jcharley
posted 09-21-2018 02:07 AM

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#1 posted 09-21-2018 02:21 AM

Depends on your level of mechanics. Personally I wouldn’t touch either if you paid me. But I hate working on machinery. Just not my thing.

When I decide to upgrade, it will probably be a grizzly. Hard to beat the value.

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#2 posted 09-21-2018 03:57 AM

The Unisaw might be a good find, but it’s hard to tell based on that description/pictures – and being only a 1hp motor kind of negates some of the reason to upgrade to a larger saw IMO. I’d also shy away from the PM65… it was only made for a few years and wasn’t really all that well received. Being a short lived model, parts and information on it are much harder to find compared to the PM66 which they made for decades.

Don’t worry.. more fine choices will turn up if you are patient. You already have a saw, so you shouldn’t be in too big of a hurry and can wait for the right machine to find you.

How far are you from this? Delta Unisaw - $250 (Staunton) – with an extra ~$180 for a VFD, you will have a machine that is more robust and can run circles around anything you can find new out there for 10X the price.


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