Power saws have taken the centre stage in the current days when it comes to woodwork; the operators have enjoyed the efficiency, speed and the quality of output of these saws, the power saws can make more complicated cuts and of different designs to achieve the desired design. Unlike the traditional saws which requires a lot of energy to make cuts, and you cannot achieve accuracy with these saws, power saws are more reliable to do the work. One of the best power saws in the field of woodwork is Powermatic PM1000 179100K Table Saw.
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Powermatic PM1000 179100K Table Saw is one of the workshop’s giants, with a high capacity motor and great flexibility when it comes to making adjustments, this machine becomes the top in this sector. It is the first to get wired for usage of 115V, the powerful motor as a poly-v belt which helps in the reduction of the vibrations and as a result it increases the efficiency of the motor. The Accu-fence system is responsible for giving accurate cuts as you use this machine. The blade guard also plays very big role in ensuring the safety of the machine operator, there is no risk of cuts with this.
Powermatic PM1000 179100K Table Saw come with very many new features which makes it more efficient to use and more accurate, some of the features included on this machine are;
- Blade guard
This is the most important feature on Powermatic PM1000 179100K Table Saw; it is responsible for the safety of the operator, the guard pushes the work piece into the blade itself without the help of the operator and it keeps it down until the cut is finished, this makes sure that the person operating the machine is not exposed to the risk of getting cut because of pushing the wood to the blade. The best thing about this guard is that it has independent side leaves which make it safer furthermore; it is easy to assemble since it does not need any tools to do so.
- 7” Hand Wheels
Powermatic PM1000 179100K Table Saw has a 7” hand wheels with an ergonomic design which provides a very great momentum, a result, there will be ease in the adjustment of blade height and the bevels.
- Sturdy Miter Gauge
The miter gauge has a pivot of 60 degrees which allows movement to both sides; this is quiet efficient when it comes to making adjustments because you can make full range cuts.
- Great Dust Collection Ability
Unlike other power saws, Powermatic PM1000 179100K Table Saw has superior dust collection ability. The collection hose on this machine provides a clear path which allows the dust to pass without any obstruction hence maximizing the collection of dust.
- It Requires 115V and a powerful motor
This is the very first machine to come when wired with a 115V usage. It also has a 1-3/4 HP motor with a poly-v belt that reduces vibration of the saw and maximizes its efficiency. The saw has hands free power switch located in a very convenient location for easy access.
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- The size of Powermatic PM1000 179100K Table Saw is 36 inches by 27-1/2 inches by 63.8 inches.
- The weight of the machine: 418 ponds
- Style: fence
- Power source: corded-electric
- Has a blade size of 10 inches
- Motor 1-3/4HP
- Wired for 115V usage
- 30 inch fence
Powermatic PM1000 179100K Table Saw has a lot of features that gives it more advantage when using, some of these advantages include;
It is easy to adjust the knife- this is because of the sturdy miter gauge which has a 60 degrees pivot that allows movement of the blade on both sides, this makes it very easy to adjust and make full length cuts comfortably.
No vibration- the Powermatic PM1000 179100K Table Saw motor comes with a poly-v belt which helps in the reduction of vibrations that are produced by the motor itself. Dust collection works perfectly- it has a collection hose which provides a clear path that passes duct without any obstructions hence collecting as much dust as possible. The fence can be easily adjusted to line up with miter slots.
The very few disadvantages of Powermatic PM1000 179100K Table Saw include; It is heavy- the saw weighs around 418 pounds, this can be heavy to carry around when you want to move it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the trunnions cabinet-mounted or table-mounted?
The trunnions are mounted on the cabinet frame; however, they look exactly like the table mounted trunnions. These ones are more improved than the ones which are mounted on the table. They are simply bolted to the frame and the rear of the frame unlike the industrial brackets which run from one corner of the cabinet to the other.
What dado insert will fit this saw?
708097 is the best.
Can you add a 50 inch fence later to a table with 30 inch fence?
It is possible because it is just bolted on the table, however it will be very long for the table.
Powermatic PM1000 179100K Table Saw is the saw that has proved to work more efficiently for woodwork, this is the reason why it is the best machine to include in your workshop.
Powermatic PM1000 179100K Table Saw has a lot of features that gives it more advantage when using.