Powermatic table saw PM 2000 is another table saw that is worth to consider. It is a 10″ cabinet saw with 3-HP 1-ph 230-volt motor featuring wide-stance heavy-duty trunnion and cast-iron base to support the stability as well as eliminate the table vibration. Just like any cabinet saw, Powermatic 1792000K is best for those fine-woodworking professionals and hobbyists and absolutely not a good investment for average carpenters’ job. This post will review more on what you will get from this award winning cabinet saw and issues you should know before you decide to buy it.
The features of Powermatic PM2000 cabinet saw
The company, Powermatic, build this PM2000 based on what woodworking professionals exactly need for their job: high capacity, good quality, accurate cuts, wide range of functionality, easy to operate and also great durability. Powermatic PM2000 is designed to meet all of these requirements together with featuring new innovations to provide more advantage.
Powermatic PM2000 cabinet saw construction is massive and sturdy. It is mainly made of stamped steel and cast-iron to ensure the stability and long-term durability. Following are some of Powermatic PM2000 features:
- 37 x 39 x 85 inches (WxHxD) dimension, 675 pounds weight.
- Industrial-duty 50-inch accu-fence system in order to make cuts with good precision.
- Powerful 3 HP motor with Poly-V drive belt system for quiet and efficient operation.
- Wide-stance heavy-duty trunnion for smooth blade positioning and better stability.
- Saw blade can be changed quickly thanks to push-button arbor lock.
- Rapid blade adjustment is supported by an oversized cast-iron hand wheels.
- The base has a 4-wheel retractable caster system built-in just in case you need to move this Powermatic cabinet saw in and around your workshop.
- Dust collection system to make your work area dust-free and to enhance the motor usage life.
- Backed by a 5-year Powermatic warranty.
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Powermatic table saw PM2000 vs Delta Unisaw
There are many people have this question: Powermatic PM2000 or Delta Unisaw?
In this Powermatic PM2000 review, we would like to compare PM2000 to DELTA 36-L352 Unisaw. Both are great cabinet saw designed for woodworking professionals with similar requirements: 10″ saw, 3HP 1-phase motor and about 50″ fence system. Price, as of this date of review, for both PM2000 and Delta Unisaw 36-L352 are in same range. Check the table below to ease your comparison task.
|Title||DELTA 36-L352 3 HP 10-Inch Unisaw with 52-Inch Biesemeyer Fence System||Powermatic 1792000K Model PM 2000 3 Horsepower Cabinet Saw with 50-Inch Accu-Fence, 2 Cast Iron Extension Wings, Table Board, and Legs, 230-Volt 1 Phase|
|Feature||Single-Cast Trunnion System results in incredible vibration control providing continuous smooth operation and dependable accuracy|
Dual Front Cranks make adjusting blade height and blade bevel easy, accurate, and repeatable in all your operations
The Bevel Dial allows fine tuning of the blade bevel with ease and provides accuracy you can trust to within 1/4 degree
The Cabinet Construction consists of a large cast-iron base providing stability and solid footing.
3 HP 10-Inch Unisaw
|Left-tilting table saw with 50-inch fence; arbor lock; built-in retractable casters; dust collection|
3-horsepower, 1-ph, 230-volt motor; riving knife with quick release; poly-v belt
Cast-iron trunnion and extension wings
Includes saw, fence, left and right wings, arbor wrench, (no blade or power cord)
85-by-37-by-34-1/2-inches; 600-pounds; 1-year warranty
|Warranty||5 Year Warranty|
|Reviews||Read Reviews||Read Reviews|
|Link||More Info||More Info|
It’s about the built-in retractable caster system that should be able to raise the whole table saw a bit higher than it does now (about 3/16 inch high). It works very well, but you may have a problem when moving PM2000 cabinet saw on a floor that is not level and flat. So if you think your work area is lack of floor clearance, it is advisable to make sure the Powermatic PM2000 saw location before you put it. Slight adjustment can then be done easily since all 4 wheels on the caster system under the saw base swivel to move to any direction.
Bear in mind that cabinet saw is not a good portable table saw like DeWalt DW745 or Bosch 4100. It’s a high performance table saw with massive body structure weights 675 pounds and is built for any fine-woodworking jobs and professionals that need dependable accuracy and higher capacity.
Powermatic PM2000 User Reviews
PM2000 receives many good rating from its users and buyers. Despite the minor issues, many have reviewed that this Powermatic cabinet saw is a great table saw. It runs very smooth and works effortlessly. One bought this PM2000 as an upgrade to Delta contractor’s table saw and he’s happy with it. Should you want to make sure if this Powermatic table saw is the right one for your woodworking requirements, you can read user reviews here before you decide to purchase it.
Your purchase of PM2000 will include table insert, blade guard, miter gauge, fence, the push stick, swivel handles, arbor wrench, 2 extension tables, riving knife and pawl and 5 year warranty. As we write this Powermatic PM2000 review, the price is about $3,000 (check recent price). Much more pricy than the portable / contractor table saw, but you’ll get what you’ve paid for.