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Forum topic by KEVMO11 posted 07-20-2018 02:16 PM 1705 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-20-2018 02:16 PM

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Hey guys,

A gentleman not too far away from me has a Powermatic Pm1300 with 20” canister filter for sale. He says he has had it a long time but he has never even taken it out of the box. It’s brand new..but its been out for quite a few years I’m guessing. These are the only two pitcures of it on the CL add. He is asking $650. I know that these brand new and the newest model can be between 900-1200. Can anyone give me some advice on this. Is it basically the same machine as the new ones that are being sold today?

He also said it does not include the remote.

Thank you guys!

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#1 posted 07-20-2018 02:30 PM

I had one of these a while back. The newer models modified the metal ring where the filter and bag sit so that it acts more like the Thien baffle, helping separate dust into the bag rather than into the filter. (They call it TurboCone.) I can’t tell you when they made the switch.

The included filter canister may not be as fine as you would like (not HEPA), so you may end up replacing it. Wynn makes a filter that fits well.

Overall it’s a pretty nice unit. I was happy with it until I went full cyclone.

-- John

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#2 posted 07-20-2018 03:22 PM

Depending on the exact model change as John mentioned, I would buy it only if it had the cone. If not, don’t bother, you can buy the 1100 Vortex from Jet (the cone style) for around the same price. I bought mine for $650 on one of Jet’s promo days. The Cone/Vortex keeps the junk in the bag where it belongs.

If that DOES have the cone, get it! Awesome DC system. Crack the box open, it will be very obvious. Cone will be on the base (not in the canister box).

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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#3 posted 07-20-2018 07:07 PM

If he’s had it a long time, that’s could be more than he paid for it. I have 2 of them. I think I paid around $500 – $600. I wouldn’t pay that much for 1 that’s been sitting in a box a long time. I wouldn’t buy it at all without seeing it running.

I recently bought a new remote- $40.

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#4 posted 07-21-2018 12:26 PM

I have the Powermatic 1300 with cannister and vortex cone. It is an amazing dust collector. I bought it 3 years ago. As I recall the Powermatic was 899 and the Jet clone was 699. I bought it during a 15% off sale. I went back and forth between the Powermatic and the more expensive Laguna cyclone. Having read a lot about lower end cyclones I am very glad i bought the Powermatic. I have it wired for 220. I would say $650 seems high.

-- David, Kentucky

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