Powermatic PM1000 tablesaw

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Brand:
Powermatic
Model:
PM1000
Price:
$2,100

Description

Evolution represents a process that is never fully complete. For a woodworker, inspirations evolve as life experiences shape our creativity. Skills evolve as we share tips and techniques with friends and mentors. And our workshops evolve as we refine our skills. At Powermatic, we're proud to introduce the latest example of our own evolution, the PM1000 cabinet table saw. As with every product Powermatic builds, the PM1000 redefines the limits of design, innovation and durability.

• Cabinet saw that only requires 115V power
• A blade surround and collection hose provide an unobstructed path, maximizing dust collection
• Conveniently located hands free power switch
• Tool-less guard assembly with independent side leaves is easy to use, maximizing safety
• The sturdy miter gauge pivots 60 degrees to either side, allowing easy adjustment for a full range of cuts
• Exclusive AccuFence provides rigidity and precision
• The poly-V belt drive system reduces vibration and maximizes efficiency
• Ergonomically designed 7” handwheels provide momentum – making blade height and bevel adjustments easy
• Arbor lock allows for one handed blade changes with minimal tools
• Cast iron work surface features a beveled edge
• Bevel scale is conveniently located with large, easy to read numbers
• Hinged motor cover provides quick access to the interior of the cabinet

Blade Diameter (In.) 10
Arbor Diameter (In.) 5/8
Arbor Speed (RPM) 4200
Maximum Depth of Cut (In.) 3-1/8
Maximum Depth of Cut at 45 Degrees (In.) 2-1/8
Maximum Rip Left of Blade (In.) 12
Maximum Rip Right of Blade (In.) 30
Maximum Diameter of Dado (In.) 8
Maximum Width of Dado (In.) 13/16
Table Type Cast Iron
Table Height from Floor (In.) 34-1/4
Table Size (In.) 20 x 27
Dust Collection Minimum CFM Required (CFM) 350
Dust Port Outside Diameter (In.) 4
Motor Power (HP) 1-3/4
Motor Phase 1
Motor Voltage (V.) 115/230
Prewired Voltage (V.) 115
Motor Current (Amps) 15/7.5
Recommended Circuit Size (Amps.) 20

WOOD magazine review

It's a 110-volt cabinet saw

Review Summary

Powermatic’s PM1000 tablesaw truly qualifies as a “hybrid” machine, one that merges the best features of a beefy 220-volt cabinet saw with the ability to plug into a 110-volt outlet. It performs (and costs) like a cabinet saw with a smaller motor. In my testing, the 1-3/4-hp motor plowed a thin-kerf blade through 8/4 red oak like a champ. The cast-iron base around the cabinet and a heavy-duty arbor-and-trunnion assembly eliminate vibration.
And because the trunnions mount to the cabinet rather than the top, I found it easy to align the miter slots to the blade. I like the PM1000’s miter gauge better than most factory-supplied ones because it pivots 60° left and right, has five adjustable angle stops (0°, and 30° and 45° to each side), and a sliding fence with T-slots. The rip fence locked solidly and never deflected more than .002" during testing. And such touches as large, smooth-turning handwheels, easy-to-read rip-fence and blade-bevel scales, and a large pull/push power switch make this saw stand out from other 110-volt machines. —Tested by Bob Baker

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PM 1000, what a nightmare

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Recently purchased a PM 1000 thinking it would be a perfect machine for precisely ripping a bunch of thinner stock. When I got it, the blade was about a 1/4” out of line with the slot and therefore pretty much a 400 lb paperweight. Even though I had photos of the box when it arrived in perfect shape, they stated that it must have been hidden freight damage without even asking for photos of the problem(I eventually figured the trunnions were improperly set up).
I always loved my old 66, so I figured this was worth trying to resolve and tried everything from getting them to send me replacement parts to sending me a PM2000 at a slight discount due to the fact I literally had to go buy the equipment to repack it properly, but they weren’t willing to help me out at all. Weeks later, I finally got a return shipping label. I’m sure this saw runs fine when it’s set up right, but I purchased it because their old gear was bomb proof, perfectly aligned and in the past they were always super helpful. This new 120 unit that’s built in Taiwan didn’t live up to those standards for me and I was even more let down by their customer service. Maybe just an anomalous bad experience, and take it for what it’s worth, but turned into a month long nightmare for me that I had to pull teeth to resolve.

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