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Thread: Looking to purchase a Powermatic 66

  1. #16
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    that is way! to much $$ $500-600 is a fair price.

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    The 1st Unisaw is a good deal. Thats a 3000.00 saw and looks to be in great shape. It looks, from the pictures at least, to be plug and play.

    Maybe the Grizzly owners can chime in but I think the Unisaw is much better than that model Grizzly.
    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Jarvie View Post
    The 1st Unisaw is a good deal. Thats a 3000.00 saw and looks to be in great shape. It looks, from the pictures at least, to be plug and play.

    Maybe the Grizzly owners can chime in but I think the Unisaw is much better than that model Grizzly.
    I had a 1970 Delta Unisaw that I fully restored so I know how they are built. Many would argue that it is a better machine than the current Unisaws. I sold it and purchased at G1023RL. It is every bit the saw the Uni was. In fact it is a better saw because it has a riving knife and a dust shroud around the blade. I have never regretted my decision. The large handwheels make the Uni feel like a toy. After a year the tilt and evelation are super smooth and move without a struggle. I don't believe the used PM66 and UNI's are worth the $1000 + price tags they list for because they are outdated. That is an opinion from a person that has owned the Grizzly and a UNI. I'm sure many that have not owned both will chime in and tell me I am wrong.
    Last edited by Cary Falk; 04-16-2012 at 4:23 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cary Falk View Post
    I'm sure many that have not owned both will chime in and tell me I am wrong.

    You are wrong...

    Seriously I place a big premium on riving knives and good dust collection and the 66 and Uni get bested by the 1023 on both counts. I still think people in this market (assuming they will accept no riving knife) should be looking for a PM72 or Delta 12/14 these are heavier better built saws than the 66 and Uni and often sell for cheaper.
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    I'm kind of liking that 1st Unisaw. That's the kind of used tool I like is something like that.

    No riving knife but it might be set up for a splitter.

    Asking Price is $1500 or best offer. I think he's in the ballpark. Can probably be had for a little less than that.

    PHM
    Last edited by Paul McGaha; 04-16-2012 at 4:37 PM.

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