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Powermatic PM1000 Tablesaw

Woodworkers, remodelers and do-it-yourselfers in the market for a new saw may want to take a good look at Powermatic’s latest gold standard addition, the PM1000 Table Saw. The PM1000 evolves from the superior line of PM2000 and PM3000 table saws. It offers many of the same features and benefits of a full-size cabinet saw yet operates at 115V, so the shop or garage doesn’t have to be wired for 230V service.

The 10” PM1000 will be available in two models: The #1791000K, with cast iron tabletop and a 30” maximum rip capacity to the right of the blade, and the #1791001K model with cast iron top and extension table with 52” rip capacity to the right. The PM1000 is equipped with a blade guard assembly and riving knives to help reduce kickback.

A 1-3/4 hp, single-phase induction motor drives the machine and incorporates a poly-V belt drive system for smooth transfer of power with less vibration for maximum efficiency. Poly-V belts are superior to standard v-belts because they reduce vibration and slippage. They also are considered more durable, for longer belt life. An oversized pushbutton on/off switch is conveniently located below the table top. It incorporates a removable magnetic key to avoid unauthorized use of the saw.

The saw’s cabinet base is fully enclosed and incorporates a rear 4” dust port and hinged motor cover for easy access. Dependable, ergonomically-designed 7” chrome-plated, cast iron hand wheels set blade height and bevel adjustments. The saw’s large bevel scale is easy to read. Powermatic’s pushbutton arbor lock sets up quick blade changes with a single wrench, which is included. No need to fuss and fumble with two wrenches when changing blades.

The saw’s cast iron table top with beveled edge is precision ground. T-slot channels on either side of the blade support the large 60° miter gauge with preset detents at 0, 30 and 45°. A pair of expander mechanisms in the gauge’s guide bar helps eliminate side-to-side play in the T-slot, plus the guide bar has a disk that engages the channel to prevent it from lifting during a cut.

Powermatic’s Accu-Fence incorporates a pair of 5/8” thick rigid polyethylene slabs with exceptional lubricity that allow wood to slide easily and predictably. The face can be adjusted vertically to ride flush with the table top surface or rise just above it. The single handle locking mechanism is constructed of powder-coated steel. The fence moves from side to side effortlessly along the saw’s guide tube and rails.

The Powermatic PM1000 (#1791000K, $1,999.99) and (#1791001K, $2,099.99) are covered by Powermatic’s 5-year warranty. To locate a dealer, visit