I used to have that piece of crap saw. Now I have the Unisaw.
To let you know what I did, which did little good:
I changed the pulleys to turned pulleys. Still vibrated too much.
I changed to a link belt. A bit more power, a bit less vibration. But still the
bolts kept loosening, and the cuts were not exactly great.
I changed the motor to a better quality 2HP, after consulting with Powermatic.
I also changed the crappy Vega fence witha Biesmeyer.
I wound up trading the saw (because of the Bies fence) for some work done in my
Then I bough the Unisaw. It came out of the box ten years ago dead accurate. It
stil is. Get rid of that Powermatic trash and get the 66, Unisaw, General, Jet,
The contractor saws now seem all to be imports of lousy quality. You always get
what you pay for. You can soup up a Stanley handplane to a good tool, you can't
up a crappy power tool to a good one though. Too many variables. With a table
saw and bandsaw, you have to pay much more to get a basic quality.