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Forum topic by SimpleJack posted 04-22-2020 10:55 PM 689 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SimpleJack

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04-22-2020 10:55 PM

With the 15% off sale and Paypal with 24m 0%, free shipping, no tax, $2974 delivered, I decided why not. Ive been looking at them for awhile. Black Friday sale was only 10% off, earlier this year they only had a 10% off. I really wanted the 30” cut, they are a little less expensive, but Powermatic doesn’t have any in stock at the moment. I tried to get CPO to list one so I could buy it on Ebay and get the PayPal 0%, but they said they couldn’t do it. So I went with the 50”. I’m going to have to rearrange my garage to make it useable. I thought a little about a SawStop, Jet, and Grizzly. Ive owned Jet machinery before, good warranty, but finish left a little to be desired. I haven’t owned any Grizzly, but the 1 year warranty kind of put me off of. SawStop, was debating about that, but the saw would have cost hundreds more, and right now I don’t feel like spending any more than what I did.

So hopefully I will have a new Powermatic in my garage soon!


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#1 posted 04-22-2020 11:13 PM

Congrats on the saw, hope it turns out to be everything you want.

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#2 posted 04-22-2020 11:14 PM

Great deal! Those are beautiful machines and will be the last saw you will ever need to purchase. It’s much more saw than anything else you were considering!

SawStop, was debating about that, but the saw would have cost hundreds more, and right now I don’t feel like spending any more than what I did.

For an almost comparable SawStop, you would have to spend almost $2000 more, and it would have limited your options in blade choice, molding heads, dado stacks, etc…. You made the right decision IMO! Congrats.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#3 posted 04-23-2020 12:18 AM

Sounds great when you get in your garage post a pic. And then you can start calling your garage the woodshop. :)

Good Luck

-- Aj

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#4 posted 04-23-2020 12:19 AM

Where did you purchase in order to get the PayPal 0%?

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#5 posted 04-23-2020 12:32 AM

Congrats, nice saw.

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SimpleJack

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#6 posted 04-23-2020 01:39 AM


Where did you purchase in order to get the PayPal 0%?

- Dustjunkie

I Purchased it through CPO, I got a email the other day saying 0% from PayPal Credit until the 26th. I don’t know if everybody get that? If you go to the item and it will say something like $124 24 months, you can click on terms and make sure. if you need help with it let me know. Also its not just that saw, it lots of items and brands that I believe is over $600, Some states they do charge sales tax, so make sure on that also.

the title of the listing is:

Powermatic 2000B Table Saw – 3HP/1PH/230V 50 in. RIP w/ Accu-Fence New

if you copy that and put it in your ebay search it should pop up first. It’s $2974.99

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#7 posted 04-23-2020 10:25 AM

Nice choice!
You can always cut it down to a 30” too

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#8 posted 04-23-2020 11:37 AM

-- always something

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#9 posted 04-23-2020 02:36 PM



- hkmiller

I just pulled it up on my computer and the add shows different, pulled it up on the iPad and shows the same as the computer, pulled it up on my phone and it shows 6 months. do you have a computer to try it? I don’t know why the mobile ebay would be different, but it was for me?

PayPal Credit *$124 for 24 months. Minimum purchase required. Apply Now | See terms

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#10 posted 04-23-2020 03:21 PM

Here is a link to the CPO page: CPOOutlets - PM2000B

Apparently, HomeDepot has the same price now: Home Depot - PM2000B

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#11 posted 04-23-2020 03:27 PM

Sweeeeet.

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SimpleJack

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#12 posted 04-23-2020 04:24 PM

Yes it is a sweet deal, its been a long time since I’ve seen 15% off from Powermatic, for the past couple years I’ve only seen 10% on each sale they’ve had. Lots of places have the sale, even Rockler and WoodCraft. The only reason I purchased it on Ebay is because of the PayPal 0%, and no tax from CPO to me. It made it a little easier to decide if I should get it or not. I have the cash to just buy one, but with what’s going on right now, I sure don’t want to part with it. Things could easily get worse!

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#13 posted 04-28-2020 07:10 AM

Unlike many others (esp. DeWalt) Powermatic has always maintained high quality products vs. price point. It ranks up there beside BMW.

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SimpleJack

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#14 posted 04-28-2020 11:05 PM

It is supposed to be delivered tomorrow! It’s also suppose to be raining tomorrow, that part I don’t like. Sending a small lift truck, would be nice if it was a small enough truck to back up in the drive, but I don’t know? My drive way has about 20ft of gravel at the beginning, then goes to concrete. The concrete is up hill a little. Shipping weight is 706lbs. I wonder if I put down a couple sheets of plywood on the gravel if it can be pulled up the driveway with the hand pallet jack? if not I might have to take it pieces at a time and move the saw with a dolly?

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#15 posted 04-29-2020 10:28 AM

It should be in several boxes, so some of them can be carried into the shop. The saw itself will require the work, and the gravel will be the tough part. The plywood sheets would be a good thing to try, though I’m thinking that much weight (the saw may be 500# of the total) will be enough to make it flex. Even so, the pallet jack will be easier than a dolly (I think). One piece of advice: I just ordered one the PM belt/disk combo sanders to take advantage of the 15% sale. The trucker dropped off one box, handed me a B/L, then jumped in his truck and left. Turns out I should have had 2 boxes (I didn’t know what to expect) and I only had 1/2 of the sander…the stand and motor. I’ve straightened all this out, but the point is make sure you know how many boxes of stuff you are supposed to have and they are all there! (Again, congrats….)

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