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ErichK

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07-31-2019 10:29 PM

I’ve got a 3HP Powermatic tablesaw that I need to get out of the way since I got a new Sawstop. It has worked flawlessly for me, and comes with a fully setup VFD (since it is 3 phase), so it only needs a standard 220v plug. I swapped the factory fence for a 52” Jet Xacta fence a while back (it came with the old style fence, not the Bies), so that comes with it too.

I’ve got it listed around for $750, but I’m trying to get it out of my shop, so I’m open to reasonable offers.


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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 07-31-2019 10:36 PM

Anybody out West looking to buy a cab saw, this is it. Everyone gets all gooey about a Uni, this saw would eat a Uni’s lunch.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 08-07-2019 12:08 AM

Welp, got it packaged away in the corner of the garage sadly. I’ve had it listed locally in a few places for a while down to $500 now but can’t even get someone low balling me. I’m beginning to think I might have to just scrap it… I guess I could find a use for the motor and VFD, and would possibly be able to find someone who wants a cheap tablesaw fence, but it seems like this old girl might be going to the ole’ angle grinder in the sky :/

Anyone need PM66 parts :)

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#3 posted 08-07-2019 02:36 AM

Why can’t you be closer! I would love to have a machine like this. Best of luck, surely someone will bite soon.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#4 posted 08-07-2019 03:02 AM

I live in SE Washington, saw this posted on Portland Craigslist and thought that it would go quickly. Sorry it is not selling for you. That is the West Coast for you. Woodworking tools just do not seem to sell like they do back east. Not sure why. Guess it is the less population thing or something. I do scroll work, and I think I am alone in my part of the country. Lots of turners, (great if you like everything round,,, I say this in jest I have great turner friends and have even gone to some of their club meeting and I use to do a lot of turning, just got kinda bored with it). Anyway, I hope you sell it. Do not trash it. I don’t need it but someone must appreciate what it is…. Have you tried contacting any woodworking clubs in Portland area, or listed it in other Craigslist area like Seattle, or northern California..?

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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ErichK

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#5 posted 08-07-2019 03:14 AM

I don’t understand it either! In amazed at how often I see overpriced Craftsman saws disappear, and even a bunch of those Delta ones (with the two piece T2 fence) go for nearly retail. Then, something like this just sits :/

I finally had to just cart it out of my shop, so it is in my garage/barn for now. It blocks in some of my wife’s stuff, so I have as long as that is OK.

I have not been able to find any woodworking clubs on the PDX area that allowed this sort of posting, none I could find were very internet based anyway.

Perhaps I will try some other Craigslist maybe I’ll get lucky :)

RPhillips: if it wasn’t for the rails making crating so difficult, I’d recommend shipping to you via Fastenal.

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#6 posted 08-07-2019 03:20 AM

I will tell a friend near Portland. He is retired and always looking for good tools. I too wish you were in the Midwest. Problem is everyone knows craftsman, but not the names of real tools. I got a hegner scroll saw for $90, and all the craftsman went for double that. Go figure.

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ErichK

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#7 posted 08-07-2019 03:24 PM



I will tell a friend near Portland. He is retired and always looking for good tools. I too wish you were in the Midwest. Problem is everyone knows craftsman, but not the names of real tools. I got a hegner scroll saw for $90, and all the craftsman went for double that. Go figure.

- ibewjon


Thanks :)

That makes a lot of sense about the brand name… That is a heck of a score on the Hegner, btw!

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cmacnaughton

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#8 posted 08-07-2019 03:59 PM

That’s just sad. A few weeks ago someone in CT sold a Powermatic Artisan saw for $850 and it is less than half the saw yours is.

-- –Chuck M. Nutmegger by choice

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#9 posted 08-07-2019 04:54 PM

Just called , and my friend went up to Grizzly a month ago and picked up a new TS. Timing is everything.

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#10 posted 08-07-2019 10:04 PM


RPhillips: if it wasn t for the rails making crating so difficult, I d recommend shipping to you via Fastenal.

- ErichK


I was actually pondering what shipping charges may be… but I’m sure the combined price just would not be worth it.

Yeah, I see crappy saw sells all the time here in Indy for way too much money.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#11 posted 08-07-2019 10:14 PM

If it comes to scrapping, I live in Indy, and would drive to you to get it.

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HardKnockCarpentry

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#12 posted 08-07-2019 10:15 PM


RPhillips: if it wasn t for the rails making crating so difficult, I d recommend shipping to you via Fastenal.

- ErichK

I was actually pondering what shipping charges may be… but I m sure the combined price just would not be worth it.

Yeah, I see crappy saw sells all the time here in Indy for way too much money.

- RPhillips

Just save your money, and buy a SawStop!

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ErichK

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#13 posted 08-07-2019 11:05 PM



If it comes to scrapping, I live in Indy, and would drive to you to get it.

- HardKnockCarpentry

The saw is in Oregon, RPhillips was the one in Indy.

RPhillips: if it wasn t for the rails making crating so difficult, I d recommend shipping to you via Fastenal.

- ErichK

I was actually pondering what shipping charges may be… but I m sure the combined price just would not be worth it.

Yeah, I see crappy saw sells all the time here in Indy for way too much money.

- RPhillips

Just save your money, and buy a SawStop!

- HardKnockCarpentry

Having played with my sawstop ICS for awhile, I’d rather keep the Powermatic. The PM66 is a much better built machine in quite a few ways. That said, I have a new kid at home I need to make sure doesn’t lose his fingers when he comes to learn woodworking, so I have to put up with the ICS.

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#14 posted 08-07-2019 11:34 PM

One thing that might scare some a little is the “3 phase” and “VFD”. I for one do not know about it and it kinda made me nervous when I first saw you Craigslist ad. I certainly know the brand name and have heard nothing bad about the 66 model.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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greenacres2

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#15 posted 08-07-2019 11:43 PM

My town to Gaston, OR is 2,204 miles on I-80. Google Earth says 32 hour drive each way, but that doesn’t include food & coffee (in and out!!). At $500, i could probably swing 400-500 miles each way. 2,200 is more adventure than my wife could tolerate!!
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