|Blade Speed:||3,000 SFPM|
|Cutting Capacity:||13-1/2-in (width)|
|Dust Chute Diameter:||4-in|
|Table Tilt:||45 degrees Right & 10 degrees Left|
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Reviewed by 19 customers
Most bang for the buck. Free riser, thats good, quite running. Saw arrived within days after I ordered it. Everything was well packaged and all the parts were there. Don't kid yourself, this saw is heavy. I'm 70 yrs old and I should have asked for help, but too stubborn and proud. Taking the saw apart was not bad, but trying to put the riser in and then reinstall the top was a balance act by itself. I ordered the mobile base and its a must item if you have a small shop. The base is one component that has the motor, its heavy also and should be installed in the mobile base first. The location of the motor was my biggest grip. It was difficult and time consuming to get the belt on and adjust the tension. Still not sure if I did it right, only used the saw once so far, and it cut wood with no drag. A light on a band saw is a must for me, but the shell or cover of the light is way too big. I need my light right on or as close to the blade as possible. The other thing I found was the fence was cheap. Now don't get me wrong, I love this saw, its the most expensive power tool I own. But when you have to put a fence together on a quality saw as the Powermatic, thats just wrong. OK now the good part. I also own a Porter Cable 14" saw. Just by looks, sound, quality of fit and finish of the Powermatic this saw is a Caddy next to a Pinto.
I spent the next day adjusting everything again. The balance of the wheels, the tracking and Carter blade tension, roller blade guides, man I died and went to heaven. I wanted to tension the blade by looking at blade wobble.
I had the guides loose and at the fullest extension and would loosen and tighten the blade tension knob, with a 3/8' blade, and never could get the blade to wobble. My other saw would wobble as soon as you released the blade guides. I have not resawed anything as yet, but have full confidence
this saw will perform as expected. I really hate to get it dirty again, but this saw is made to use. I ordered my vacuum connection and have them installed and ready to hook up to my dust collector. It also comes with a table extension. My only question here is, why not make it as one big table? It maybe some engineering thing and I just don't see it. Anyway, love the saw, you will too.
Good fit. Easy to assemble but it is heavy and a second person to help lift the top part would be helpful. Did not come with a user manual enclosed. Very pleased.
Was designed by a woodworker! Great job!
Use it in my workshop with the 6 inch riser. Use it to round logs for a lathe and it works very well.
Hard to set up by myself. Need at least two people to set it up as the instructions suggest.
after assembly the first piece I cut was a piece of walnut 3"x4"x 21" long and
it cut within a 1/64 of an inch ! I took my time to line up the 3/4 " blade and
used the fence. I'm very impressed with it. my old saw didn't have near the features this saw has.
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Q:What are blade changes like? Are they time consuming, where you find yourself needing a third hand?
A:Powermatic engineers have made great improvements to the design and ease of use of their machines. The blade change on this band saw is much simpler than in previous generations. 3 hands are not required!
A:Blade changes are quick and simple on this machine.
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