The Powermatic PM1000 takes legendary performance and design principles from its larger predecessors, and packs them into a dynamic 115 volt machine. That means that more woodworkers than ever before will be able to enjoy the capability and rugged performance of a Powermatic cabinet saw, without requiring expensive electrical upgrades. With only a few minutes of use, the careful design and engineering put into every part of this saw become clearly apparent. Heavy cast iron throughout cuts vibration and noise. The famed Accu-Fence slides smoothly and locks securely, while the heavy 7'' hand wheels turn with ease. The blade guard raises and tilts in unison with the blade, and the hands-free power button with safety key makes for easy starts and stops. The PM1000 is available paired with your choice of two fences: 30'' (49024, sold separately) and 52''.
- A rugged cabinet saw that only requires 115V power.
- Blade surround and collection hose provide an unobstructed path, maximizing dust collection.
- Conveniently located hands-free power switch.
- Tool-less guard assembly with independent side leaves is easy to use, maximizing safety.
- Blade guard raises, lowers and tilts in unison with the blade.
- Splitter and riving knives are mounted directly to blade mechanism, keeping gap between them and the blade consistent during height and angle adjustments.
- Sturdy miter gauge pivots 60 degrees to either side, allowing easy adjustment for a full range of cuts.
- Exclusive AccuFence provides rigidity and precision.
- The poly-V belt drive system reduces vibration and maximizes efficiency.
- Large, ergonomically designed 7'' handwheels provide momentum, making blade height and bevel adjustments easy.
- Arbor lock allows for one-handed blade changes with minimal tools.
- Cast iron work surface features a beveled edge.
- Bevel scale is conveniently located with large, easy-to-read numbers.
- Hinged motor cover provides quick access to the interior of the cabinet.
- Blade Diameter: 10''
- Arbor Diameter: 5/8''
- Arbor Speed (RPM): 4200
- Maximum Depth of Cut: 3-1/8''
- Maximum Depth of Cut at 45 Degrees: 2-1/8''
- Maximum Rip Left of Blade: 12''
- Maximum Rip Right of Blade: 52''
- Maximum Diameter of Dado: 8''
- Maximum Width of Dado: 13/16''
- Table Type: Cast Iron
- Table Height from Floor: 34-1/4''
- Table Size: 20'' x 27''
- Dust Collection Minimum CFM Required (CFM): 350
- Dust Port Outside Diameter: 4''
- Motor Power (HP): 1-3/4
- Motor Phase: 1
- Motor Voltage (V.): 115/230
- Prewired Voltage (V.): 115
- Motor Current (Amps): 15/7.5
- Recommended Circuit Size (Amps.): 20
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Powermatic PM1000 1 3/4 HP Table saw, with 52" Accu-FencePosted December 22, 2014
Table saw is for use in a basement. Packaging was well thought out, the cabinet was bolted to the pallet. After removing the stretch wrap and tape, the double cardboard container slipped off without cutting. The staircase is 3' wide, so no difficulties were encountered using a dolly. The fit and finish during assembly were good, no need to re-drill or re-thread holes. The 7" hand-wheels for blade height and angle adjustment move effortlessly. Installing or removing a blade was well thought out. Attached to the arbor is a arbor lock pin, once engaged, only one wrench is needed to tighten or loosen the arbor nut.
After assembly, I ripped some 3/4" red oak stock with a 60 tooth blade, the ripped edge was flawless, no saw marks whatsoever. Having previously owned a table saw that was not totally enclosed, the enclosed cabinet dust collection system was hooked up to a 1 1/2 HP dust collector and performed beyond my expectation, leaving no saw dust on the floor and a minimal amount on the table surface. The PM1000's miter gauge is significantly better (more solid) than most factory-supplied ones, as it has adjustable angle stops and pivots 60 degrees left and right.
The table saw does not come with a saw blade.
The table saw comes with two manuals, one for the cabinet saw the other for the fence and rail system. The table saw illustrated in the fence and rail system manual is different than the PM1000 table saw, in addition, it is necessary to go from one manual to the other depending upon what stage of assembly you're at.
It is really easy to think Powermatic failed to include the assembly hardware, that is because they stuff it inside the guide tube.
Even after making the necessary fence adjustments, the fence has a little to much play (side to side) in the unlocked position, however once locked, the fence is rock solid. The fence adjustments do allow the fence to clear, without obstruction the miter slots in the table, a problem with some table saws. In addition, the rip fence out of the box must be adjusted so that it sits just slightly above the table saw surface, otherwise ripping stock less than 3/16th's will become trapped under the fence, resulting in kickback.
My biggest disappointment with the saw was the scale measurement strip on the guide tube, specifically, on the Powermatic 64B and PM1000 models the rail system guide tube is shipped unattached. This requires the scale measurement strip (54") be removed from the guide tube and re-positioned (instructions are included in the manual) in order to be functional.
The saw blade is offset to the left. For those woodworkers who regularly use shop made or after market jigs (panel sleds, etc) that were trimmed to align with a blade centered to the right in the opening you will need to find a work around.
All things considered, The best I could rate this saw is 4 stars.
I feel the rip fence could be a bit heavier to overcome the "slop" issue, or in the alternative set screws provided to compensate for side to side movement.
For those who use portable or older table saws, this table saw is definitely a step up and the overall ease of use will not disappoint.