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Thread: Should I move my PM66? Or sell and replace it?

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    Should I move my PM66? Or sell and replace it?

    We are moving to our new home, about 1100 miles away. I'm trying to decide if I should move my tablesaw (2001 PM66 5HP, with 50" Rip) or sell it.

    I have my eye on a 3HP SawStop Cabinet Saw that would probably cost $3400. If I could get a good price for my PM66 and save on the moving costs, I might go that route. (A new 5HP PM2000 lists for $4200. And I don't think it's as good of a saw as the PM66.)

    Should I sell the PM66 and buy the Sawstop? Or pay the moving costs? (I haven't gotten a quote for moving it yet.)

    What would you do?

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    Given the supply chain fiasco and the spike in used gear prices it has brought with it I would hang on to that machine for dear life.

    P.s. I have a Saw Stop and love it . . . just in case you were looking for an excuse
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Given the supply chain fiasco and the spike in used gear prices it has brought with it I would hang on to that machine for dear life.

    P.s. I have a Saw Stop and love it . . . just in case you were looking for an excuse
    I have a 5hp 52" ICS and I love that, if you need an additional excuse. I am sure that your PM is a good saw too, and yes, I'd keep it unless you need that aforementioned "excuse". And I do like that extra 2 hp, and you could possibly miss that, being as your saw is a 5hp saw...... Just want to mention that if you decide to go with less hp. It's really nice to not hear that motor bog down.
    Keep us posted. I have to move my SS soon, and would like to know how much it could cost me.

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    Location and market for used machines at each end. Can you even find any used machines were you are moving to? Is there a local market at the old place for used machines. What country?
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    The PM2000 is laughable compared to a PM66 so cross that off the list.

    I have a brand new SawStop ICS 5hp and love it so far. One advantage, it's really quiet vs my previous 5hp BEAST 12" Grizzly G0696X. That's a saw of the caliber of a USA PM66. I had planned to buy another recently but they are backordered forever. The ICS fit and finish is very nice. The table and wings are not as thick as a PM66 or G0696X 12" but once you bolt them to the rails they are rock solid.

    Ultimately I decided I was getting to the age where my attention isn't as sharp as it once was so I opted for the safety feature of the SawStop ICS.

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    I would also keep it until your sure about the sawstop.
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    If you can get a SawStop, I'd recommend going that way. In addition to being a good quality saw, it might save your fingers.

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    I've moved my PM66 twice so far, I'd move it a third time without a second thought. Unless, perhaps I could get one of those Martin sliders I've seen in the movies. Jumping to another similar cabinet saw wouldn't provide sufficient joy to be worth the expense; upgrading to a slider would be another story.

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    If you can afford it, sell the 66 and go for the SS, without a doubt. Face it...it's the saw you'll end up anyways and the longer you wait, the more you'll pay.

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    I would look at the used market in your area. I often see PM66 saws for sale. The price really depends on the condition. I've seen saws that the table is covered in rust, like they left it outside for a year, to saws that look like they were bought new and cared for. Prices seem to go from about $500 to $2000. I have no clue if they sell and if they do what the final price is. I would expect that the best I could hope for would be $1500 for a PM66 in very nice shape. More than that and people start thinking about new with a warranty. Of course with the inflation this year and backorders things could have changed.

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    Hi, my first suggestion would be to replace it with a short stroke slider, safer, more accurate and more capabilities.

    My next choice would be a Sawstop for safety, however it has the failings of all cabinet saws…Regards Rod.

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    I would move the saw. If you did sell I agree with Rod ,a small slider should be your next saw.

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    Part of the question is do you need a 5hp saw? If so, it might be best to keep the PM66 as a 5hp/52" Sawstop ICS is over $5,000. If you only need 3hp, the 52" PCS is around $3600. I'd guess the sale price of your PM66 plus the cost to ship it covers most of the expense of a 3hp/52" Sawstop PCS.

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    If you are driving to your new location, why not rent a enclosed trailer and move your PM 66 yourself? Rental on trailer will be most of the expense, as gas usage will be very little different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Zeller View Post
    I would expect that the best I could hope for would be $1500 for a PM66 in very nice shape.
    If that's all I could get for my 5HP PM66, I'll just keep it and ship it.

    Is there a comparable saw on the market today? Sounds like the PM2000 isn't in the same class.

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