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Powermatic PM1500 14-1/2 in. 1-Phase 3 HP 230V Band Saw

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Product Overview

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The new PM1500 Band Saw combines ingenuity with the versatility, power and performance woodworkers have come to expect from Powermatic. Featuring an exclusive, fully adjustable T-Square style Accu-Fence, the PM1500 provides the most accurate cuts possible while increasing operator safety and control. Powered by a rugged 1-Phase 3 horsepower motor, it delivers smooth cutting action with heavy-duty upper wheel support and accurate blade guides, providing the finest results possible.
Features:
  • Heavy-duty 3 horsepower motor provides reliable power needed for all projects
  • Sturdy cast iron table and trunnion assembly offers maximum rigidity for heavy work pieces
  • Exclusive Powermatic T-Square style fully adjustable Accu-Fence maximizes accuracy and safety
  • Positive locking cam with pressure adjustment
  • Oversized side plate can be used in the horizontal or vertical position
  • Solid steel resaw pin for optimum rigidity
  • Blade tension release with electrical interlock prevents the band saw from starting when the blade is de-tensioned or released
  • Heavy-duty upper wheel support and tracking mechanism for smooth operation
  • Solid cast iron upper and lower wheels create the momentum needed for heavy resaw
  • High end blade guides with tool less adjustment provide enhanced stability to increase cut accuracy
  • Four sided blade guard for optimum protection
  • Integrated foot brake stops a coasting blade
  • Magnetic Switch protects the motor from harm due to potential electrical supply issues
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  • PM1500 14-1/2 in. 1-Phase 3 HP 230V Band Saw - 1791500
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Specifications

Weight: 394 lbs.
AC Voltage: 230V
Amperage: 12A
Blade Length: 153 in.
Blade Speed (SFM): 3100
Blade Width (Max.): 1 in.
Blade Width (Min.): 1/8 in.
Cutting Capacity (W x H): 14-1/2 in. x 14 in.
Dust Port Size: 4 in.
Horsepower: 3
Motor Phase: 1
PreWired Voltage: 230V
Table Dimensions: 21-1/2 in. x 16 in.
Table Height: 40 in.
Table Tilt (Left): 10 Degrees
Table Tilt (Right): 45 Degrees
Type: Woodworking

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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (3)
This is a great band saw
The pm1500 arrived 7 days after I ordered it. It was delivered into my garage (a residence) using a lift gate and pallet jack. Packaging consisted of the following: a 27"x29" pallet to which the machine was bolted, strips of wood surrounding the machine leaving it visible from the outside and a large plastic bag over the machine itself. The fence and other items were inside heavy duty cardboard boxes within the crate. The machine arrived with no damage.

After unpacking I removed the table to reduce weight and layed the machine on its spine resting on two dollies so that I could roll it into my walkout basement. It wouldn't fit through the doorway standing upright. I recommend two people for this. Powermatic service said to keep the machine on its spine so that the two large wheels are vertical. "putting it on the back of a pickup with the wheels horizontal could result in a twisted neck which would make the wheels non-coplanar".

The instruction manual was complete and easy to understand. I reassembled and aligned the table and the blade guide bearing. The only problem I had was a loud chirping sound coming from the belt. Tightening the belt solved this problem. Doing so was a 2 to 3 minute tool-less procedure that involved rotating the black lever to loosen the motor mounting, pushing on the chrome handle to apply more tension and then tightening the black lever. The belt should move 1/2" between the pulleys. I unfortunately loosened the belt first thinking the belt was too tight. Running the machine with a loose belt resulted in damage to the side of the belt.

I found Powermatic added a sheetmetal assemble under the table surrounding the blade that would enhance sawdust collection.

I do not have enough time operating the machine to provide meaningful input on how well it cuts. That will be for a later comment.

I have a few additional comments though.
The machine came with a few wrenches to adjust it. I used small magnets to attach them to the saw to keep them handy.

The following procedure can be used to place the saw on wheels: rock the saw front to back CAREFULLY placing 17" strips of would underneath so that the saw sits a couple of inches above the ground. Mount the wheels then rock the machine again to remove the wood.
April 16, 2017
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Love this bandsaw
Arrived unblemished through the shipping process. Nice finish. The only thing that needed to be done when it arrived was to align the fence. Love that it won't start if the tension is not on the blade. Like the table height.
January 5, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great saw
Great all around saw with plenty of power.
July 21, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
5 stars after 1 month of use
So far this machine has been great. Assembly instruction were easy to follow. It comes from factory almost ready to work. Except for the bearings, I made very few adjustments. Dust collection is pretty good. Fence is great. Not crazy about the miter gauge that comes with the saw, but it's ok.
Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
January 9, 2016

Questions & Answers

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What is the total hight of this band saw?
Jacek on Jan 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: From the bottom of the base to the top of the lifting hook: 6'-5"
When delivered it's on a pallet, in a wood crate with a height of at least
seven feet. Moving it through a seven foot high residential garage door
opening is challenging.
Can you use a mobile base with this saw? And if so what is the recommended one?
A.K. on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We have a mobile base we bought from Rockler, item 92051. Works great.
Where can I buy 153" blades for this saw? Pm1500
John on Dec 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we do not sell the blades. For assistance locating this item, please contact Powermatic directly at 1-800-274-6848.
can I use the Powermatic mobile base 2042377 for this band saw?
Pete on Mar 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes,the 2042377 mobile base will work for the PM 1500 bandsaw.
What mobile base works well with this tool?
Adrian on Nov 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, Powermatic does not manufacture a mobile base for this saw.
I am wondering if I can get a thinner blade width than the one that came with the saw, i.e., a 3/8 " wide blade or smaller than the 1/2 " blade?
woodcutter2 on Nov 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but not through Powermatic. We've provide a few links that may help you locate after market blades:

http://www.probandsawworks.com/

http://www.mscdirect.com/browse/Saw-Blades/Band-Saw-Blades/?008=-99&007=Search&pcrid=24430279024&006=24430279024&005=25912222264&004=5289908824&002=2167139&mkwid=s0HsnlREA|dc&cid=ppc-google-Product+-+Sawing+--+B_s0HsnlREA_band-saw+blade_b_24430279024_c_S&026=-99&025=c&navid=12105942

Warranty

Powermatic 90 Month Warranty on ONYX Limited Edition Series


WMH Tool Group, Inc., warrants every product it sells. If one of our tools needs service or repair, one of our Authorized Service Centers located throughout the United States can give you quick service. In most cases, any of these WMH Tool Group Authorized Service Centers can authorize warranty repair, assist you in obtaining parts, or perform routine maintenance and major repair on your POWERMATIC tools. For the name of an Authorized Service Center in your area call 1-800-274-6848.


90 Month Warranty only applies to ONYX Limited Edition Series products.


WHAT IS COVERED

This warranty covers any defects in workmanship or materials subject to the exceptions stated below. Cutting tools, abrasives and other consumables are excluded from warranty coverage.


WHO IS COVERED

This warranty covers only the initial purchaser of the product.


WHAT IS THE PERIOD OF COVERAGE

The general POWERMATIC warranty lasts for the time period specified in the product literature of each product.


WHAT IS NOT COVERED

The Five Year Warranty does not cover products used for commercial, industrial or educational purposes. Products with a Five Year Warranty that are used for commercial, industrial or education purposes revert to a One Year Warranty. This warranty does not cover defects due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, normal wear-and-tear, improper repair or alterations, or lack of maintenance.


HOW TO GET SERVICE

The product or part must be returned for examination, postage prepaid, to a location designated by us. For the name of the location nearest you, please call 1-800-274-6848.


You must provide proof of initial purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the merchandise. If our inspection discloses a defect, we will repair or replace the product, or refund the purchase price, at our option. We will return the repaired product or replacement at our expense unless it is determined by us that there is no defect, or that the defect resulted from causes not within the scope of our warranty in which case we will, at your direction, dispose of or return the product. In the event you choose to have the product returned, you will be responsible for the handling and shipping costs of the return.

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This warranty gives you specific legal rights; you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.


LIMITATIONS ON THIS WARRANTY

WMH TOOL GROUP LIMITS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR EACH PRODUCT. EXCEPT AS STATED HEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS ARE EXCLUDED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG THE IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. WMH TOOL GROUP SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR DEATH, INJURIES TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY, OR FOR INCIDENTAL, CONTINGENT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OF OUR PRODUCTS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


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