03-27-2011 07:30 AM
I’m finally ready to make the plunge on a top line table saw. But, I’m wresting with which to buy, Delta Unisaw or Powermatic. I like the features of both, but appreciate that the Unisaw is currently made in Tennessee and supposedly the majority of its components are still US made. Thought I’d throw this out and see what others felt about these as well as possibly other cabinet saws.
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03-27-2011 07:33 AM
Can't speak for the made in USA, but I have a PM2000. I've had it for 2-3 years now and absolutely LOVE this tool! Perfect from day one with no problems whatsoever. Did I mention how much I like this saw?
03-27-2011 08:59 AM
Can't speak for the new UNI, but I have an older model UNI. I've had it for 2-3 years now and absolutely LOVE this tool! Perfect from day one with no problems whatsoever. Did I mention how much I like this saw?
03-27-2011 09:28 AM
The new Unisaws are the cat's meow....Delta got pretty much everything right on it. I'm not taking anything away from the PM, a nice saw in it's own right...but it's not quite as nice as the Uni (IMHO).
03-27-2011 10:43 AM - edited 03-27-2011 10:46 AM
I also have the new unisaw and am not disappointed, it was one of my better tool purchases. Can't speak for the PM as I never used one, but very happy with the uni. I think the blade guard is very functional and I am using it all the time verses my old saw guard just collected dust in the corner of my ship.
03-27-2011 12:02 PM
Since they're fairly comparable in price and quality, and since you raised the matter, it'd be nice to buy one of the few remaining American made tools.
03-27-2011 01:03 PM
They are both great cabinet saw. I don't think you could go wrong with ether one.
Why not support America?
03-27-2011 03:39 PM
I think that www.redmondmachinery.com has a few Powermatic 66's left for sale if you are looking for a saw that is made in the USA. I bought one a couple years ago. Been pretty happy with it. Then went off shore and bought one of them Sawslops as someone called them on another forum. It's been a pretty good saw too.
03-27-2011 04:26 PM
Hey, Rick, quit stealing my words. Still touting the PM, but I don't have a UNI to compare too. I'm sure the UNI is also good.
I apologize for nothing, sometimes it's just easier to cut and paste.
Not meaning to hi jack the thread but did you all know that if you spell check RussBoyd your computer will ask if you want to change it to Rosebud.