Powermatic - Midsize Tablesaw 64APowermatic’s 1-1/2 hp contractor saw features a cast-iron table and the Accu-Fence. It is also available with a router table attachment.
The first big workshop purchase for most people is a tablesaw. Priced and sized between the large cabinet saws and small benchtop saws, a contractor-style saw is the logical choice for many. I surveyed several brands on the market, checking for flatness, runout, and whether the factory settings of the trunnions and motors were parallel to the miter-gauge slots in the tops. I also ripped and crosscut 8/4 white oak and hard maple to test the machines under load. All of the saws I tested performed well. However, the blade on the Powermatic was out of parallel with the miter slot, and the factory 45° tilt setting was off by several degrees. Both can be adjusted, but at $899 it’s fair to expect everything to be set accurately at the factory.
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