The Powermatic PM2000 Cabinet Table Saw – A Premium Choice for a Cabinetmaker or Woodworker
Why Customers Like this Machine – The Powermatic PM2000 cabinet table saw enjoys high ratings from a large customer base, what with its cast-iron trunnion, extension wings, left-tilting blade, and 50-inch fence.
The 3-horsepower mightily built saw also showcases a quick-release riving knife and dust collection system too. Measuring 85 x 37 x 34 ½ inches, the 600-pound saw comes with a one-year warranty.
A saw of this caliber meets all the requirements when it comes to the fence, tilt, size, and blade. The fence, which is the sliding part of the machine, is designed to be used specifically for cabinet making or woodworking.
While average fences are fine for beginning craftsmen and weekenders, the Powermatic PM2000 cabinet table saw more than surpasses the mark in this regard. The tilt on the saw allows for precision cutting as does the flat tabletop design.
Some other Salient Features
Equipped with a cast-iron base, the saw operates practically free of vibration. The poly-V drive belt on the Powermatic also makes the saw run all the more quietly. Blades can be changed quickly too with the push-button arbor lock. The built-in retractable casters also make it easy to move the table saw from one location to the next.
What’s more, the cast-iron hand wheels on the Powermatic PM2000 cabinet table saw make adjusting the blade and bevel an easy chore. Machined grooves and keys instead of setscrews keep the hand wheels intact and on their shafts.
The cabinet table saw features a tabletop that measures 30.5 inches wide by 22 inches long, which can be extended by as much as 3 ½ feet using the table’s cast-iron wings.
A magnetic safety switch is featured on the Powermatic as well – used to prevent start-up mistakes. Also, the quick-release feature on the riving knife substantially lessens the chance of binding or kickback.
What Customers Said about the Powermatic PM2000 Table Saw
Users of the Powermatic 1792000K Model PM 2000 3 Horsepower Cabinet Saw had a lot of good things to say about the product. Some of the words and phrases sprinkled liberally through the reviews included such noteworthy attributes as Outstanding, Exceptional, and A Dream to Use.
One user said he bought his Powermatic PM2000 table saw and absolutely loved it! He said he used the saw for crosscuts, rips, and dados, and added that the machine was a real workhorse. He said he could go on and on about the saw’s many great amenities and features.
Some Minor Issues with the Saw
Another user, who gave the Powermatic PM2000 cabinet table saw a four-star rating, said he only had a few minor issues with the machine, one which included the mounting hardware for the rails –easily replaced and fixed at a very small price.
He also commented that the legs on the extension were not well-attached. However, he added that any problems he had with the saw were easily remedied.
Customers were Very Happy Overall
Only one one-star review was filed against the Powermatic table saw – the reviewer complained that the saw was made in China instead of the US. But, overall, most of the purchasers were happy—you might say almost giddy—about buying the machine.