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Litesaber5

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04-22-2019 03:52 PM

Hi all

Longtime reader, first time posting.
I have come accross a used PM PWBS-14CS in my area and he is asking 800 but I think I might be able to get it for a bit cheaper.
Is the saw worth the price at between 750-800?
For comparison sake the Grizzly G0555X is around that price new on amazon but that is a 1 HP saw and the PM is 1.5.

What are your thoughts?

Saw seem to be in good condition.

Thanks!

A


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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 04-22-2019 06:24 PM

$800 seems pretty steep… but it may depend how it’s set up (I believe these PM models have evolved over the years)

Does it have the riser block?
Bearing blade guides (similar to Carter) or cool blocks?
Nice fence?
quick blade tension release?
blades?

If it’s set up with all the goodies and is in like new condition, I’d say go for it.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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Aj2

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#2 posted 04-22-2019 06:36 PM

I think that’s the same bandsaw I have. It’s a good 14inch I’m not sure what they sell for new today.
I remember paying 900 for my saw new.
If you do get this saw stay with the oem rubber tires. The ones you get from Powermatic .
If the saw has the orange ones on it that would be a problem to me.

-- Aj

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HerringImpaired

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#3 posted 04-22-2019 07:22 PM

I recently purchased the same Bandsaw new when they had their 10% off sale, complete with riser block. I added a mobile base and the bill came to about $1350.00
It might be a good deal depending on condition. Not having to assemble it would be a big plus. I spent about 8 hours assembling, but a good part of that was spent lining up the motor and lower wheel, and getting the belt tension right.

-- "My greatest fear is that upon my demise, my wife will sell my tools for what I said I paid for them."

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Litesaber5

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#4 posted 04-22-2019 08:19 PM



$800 seems pretty steep… but it may depend how it s set up (I believe these PM models have evolved over the years)

Does it have the riser block?
Bearing blade guides (similar to Carter) or cool blocks?
Nice fence?
quick blade tension release?
blades?

If it s set up with all the goodies and is in like new condition, I d say go for it.

- Mainiac Matt

So it doesnt have the riser block so that adds on 125 minimum but it looks like it has all the rest.

should I just look at the G0555x instead? Or some other saw?

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Litesaber5

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#5 posted 04-22-2019 08:56 PM


$800 seems pretty steep… but it may depend how it s set up (I believe these PM models have evolved over the years)

Does it have the riser block?
Bearing blade guides (similar to Carter) or cool blocks?
Nice fence?
quick blade tension release?
blades?

If it s set up with all the goodies and is in like new condition, I d say go for it.

- Mainiac Matt

So it doesnt have the riser block so that adds on 125 minimum but it looks like it has all the rest.

should I just look at the G0555x instead? Or some other saw?

- Litesaber5


It also doesnt have the Quick blade tention relase…..

Looks like 800 is not such a great deal….

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MrUnix

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#6 posted 04-22-2019 09:19 PM

You can find nice used 14” Delta’s for a fraction of that price all over the place… which is what those were cloned from.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Litesaber5

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#7 posted 04-22-2019 11:07 PM



You can find nice used 14” Delta s for a fraction of that price all over the place… which is what those were cloned from.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Whats a fair price for a delta model.
There is a 28-275 not to far from me for 470 with a riser and looks to be in decent condition.Is that a normal going rate?

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