Powermatic PM1000 Table Saw

Powermatic PM1000 Table Saw

Those looking for a premium table saw but who don’t have 230-volt receptacles in their shop now have another option to consider in Powermatic’s new¬†PM1000 Table Saw. Its 1-3/4hp single-phase induction motor plugs into a 115-volt outlet, so it will run on common household current. Plus, this saw benefits from many of the same features as Powermatic’s other PM2000 and PM3000 cabinet saws. For starters, the tabletop and extension wings are cast-iron, and the beveled edges are precision ground. Two T-slots accept a full-size miter gauge with preset detents at 0, 30 and 45 degrees. The PM1000 also has Powermatic’s Accu-Fence T-square style rip fence, with a pair of 5/8-in.-thick rigid polyethylene slabs that provide slippery smooth lubricity so wood slides along the fence easily. Power from the motor is delivered to a 10-in. blade or 8-in. dado set through a poly-V belt drive system for efficiency and vibration dampening, and chrome-plated cast-iron handwheels control blade height or tilt adjustments. The saw will cut material up to 3-1/8-in. thick with the blade set to 90 degrees or 2-1/8-in. when the blade is tilted to a 45-degree bevel. When blade changes are necessary, the process involves just one wrench, thanks to a push-button arbor lock. Dust is channeled out of the totally enclosed base through a 4-in. dust port. Powermatic offers two versions of this new saw: one with a 30-in. maximum rip capacity to the right of the blade (street price $1,999.99), or a 52-in. rip capacity version ($2,099.99). Learn more about these saws, or find a Powermatic dealer in your area, by visiting¬†www.powermatic.com.

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