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Powermatic 143 Bandsaw

Discussion in 'POWERMATIC MACHINE CO.' started by USNFC, May 26, 2016.

  1. USNFC

    USNFC United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Hey everyone, I thought I'd sneak in the first post on the new Powermatic section. I just picked up this Powetmatic model 143 wood/metal bandsaw. It has the typical ugly paint job that someone felt was better than the original, but it runs like a champ.
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    It has a larger throat than mine but if it runs like mine it will do you good.
     
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    Afternoon,.. I realize this is a dormant post but I was looking to see what you thought of the Powermatic 143, and how it performed on cutting steel stock for you? I've had the opportunity twice recently to pick up a used one from an industrial/Fab shop environment and before I pulled the trigger, missed out. Specifically, I would be cutting knife making steels/metals with it- 52100, 5160, A2, 80CRV2 , 1095, stainless Damascus , Titanium, etc.
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    With the proper blade it will a very good job.

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    Appreciate it, thank you.
     
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    Yes, it is a great saw. I use it for blade steels as well, and I haven't had an issue. Dave is correct though, you do need a quality blade. I have to admit, I've never cut titanium, so I'm not sure about that, but I have cut everything else on your list.

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    I've got one as well and use it for cutting blade steel and titanium. I think it is a great machine as well.

    I cut titanium using the higher speed.


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