Been looking for a new saw for a while. Ebay has a kewl feature where you
put in your search terms and it will mail you any new items it finds each
day. I have a search on "saw planer sander" in the North Carolina region.
After missing many unisaws over the past 8 months (several going for what is
just under the new price)
I came across a Powermatic 71 - 5HP - 3phase saw on the search. I usually
stayed away from 3phase so I wasnt even going to bother w/ it. That was
until I talked w/ an old buddy on mine who is one of those genius types when
it comes to electronics. He was like yea - we can build a phase converter
no problem then proceeded to go into all the details - which just sounded
like white noise to me ;)
In anycase - ended up getting it for $636.85 which I think is a pretty great
price - considering my current saw I have I paid about 300 more for.
The great thing is that there is no shipping b/c its about 45 mins from me!
Can wait to knaw into someof that 12/4 oak I have!!!
BTW - anyone want to buy a Unisaw - Ill be posting details on it on Monday
after I pick up the new beast!
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