"In my opinion, the biggest selling feature is the sliding table itself," said Scott Box, Powermatic's director of product development.
"It features an anodized aluminum table top, but it also rides on hardened ground rods.There are four rods on each side - two on the table and two on the beam that the table rides on - and a carriage with 38 ball bearings.It works like a full extension drawer slide.You can loosen these rods and rotate them."Now that's giving you a brand new surface every time.The longevity is really here on this saw."
But early customer feedback has focused on the saws' durable construction, according to Box
"What surprised me was the number of people who came to the show in Atlanta and opened up the back of the saw looking for concrete," he
said."This is solid steel.The top is cast iron, but the body is all welded steel."
The HPS67 has a rip capacity of 50", powered by a three-phase, 5-hp main motor and a 3/4-hp scoring motor.It lists for $7,000.
"One of the biggest features is an extended warranty," added Box
."When a customer purchases one of these saws and has it installed by us or a qualified technician, the customer gets a certificate for an extended one year on the warranty.That's a great feature for our customer.Powermatic's
going to back it and take care of it for them."
Contact: WMH Tool Group
, Industrial Woodworking Machinery Division, 427 Sanford Road, LaVergne, TN 37086.Tel: 800-248-0144. http://www.powermatic.com/