Neither saw will do anything that the other will not. If you were in a
production setting and the saw ran all day long, day in and day out, the
Powermatic would probably be the better choice. For a small business of
home shop, the Jet will not disappoint. If your heart is set on the
Powermatic for other than functional reasons, get the Powermatic. I have
had the Jet for about 5 years now and it is my work horse.
This is exactly the reason my Jet is on the truck for delivery by Friday or
Monday. I lusted after the PM66 for a few years but came time to push the
button to buy I just couldn't justify the extra k buck. I make sawdust on
weekends. If I ran the saw 8 hours a day 5 to7 days a week then yeah the
PM66 would be on the truck.
========================No idea of what that Model No. 798...yada yada Jet really is....BUT
I am already retired...only for 6-7 years...so I am still a very
But I purchased a Jet Cabinet saw 15 years ago that has seen plenty
of use over the years.... Honestly it has been absolutely problem and
trouble free....PERIOD.... My sons may wear it out after I'm dead but
I kind of doubt it...my grandchildren have a better chance of doing
I too like the Powermatic...but my choice was really between the Jet
and a Unisaw .......I picked the Jet over the Unisaw
not to save a couple of hundred bucks...it just had a top that was
machined better then the unisaw setting beside it in the showroom
...in other words I picked it because it looked prettier... dumb way
for sure...but after 15 years or so I am still as happy and as
confidient in the saw as I was on the day I ran the first board thru
At the time Delta did not own Biesmeyer and the Bies was optional on
both the Jet & Delta saws... no brainer to go with Biesmeyer ..which
is probabally a major reason I like the saw so much...
HOWEVER...... When I retired I had a H E double hockey puck
amount of lumber stashed away and in the 6-7 years since I retired
I am now almost... out of stock... and I am getting sticker shock at
what lumber is selling for now.... LOL... who cares I can not take it
with me ...
Lots of luck...
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