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Forum topic by dustycajun posted 09-18-2015 07:56 PM 801 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-18-2015 07:56 PM

Looking at purchasing mortiser bench top model, debating between PM or Shop fox. PM turns 1725. Shop fox 3450. Any suggestions on which one. The cost for the PM is 200 dollars more .
Thanks in advance

-- klcrd

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#1 posted 09-18-2015 08:29 PM

Seeing as they both come out of Taiwan now, save the 200 and get the Shop Fox. Put the 200 toward a nice dinner for you and the Mrs.

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#2 posted 09-18-2015 09:07 PM

Shop Fox is a division of Grizzly and Powermatic is…..well…..Powermatic, which is top of the line. They may be both be made in Taiwan, but to different specs and tolerances.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#3 posted 09-18-2015 09:15 PM

Go for one with a movable table like the Rikon or baileigh.

-- I always knew gun nuts where afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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#4 posted 09-18-2015 09:58 PM

I bought the Grizzly slot mortiser.

-- Jim from Kansas

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