Designed with an enormous 18'' resaw capacity, multi-step blade tensioning system, precision blade guides, and a 5HP motor hungry for hardwoods, the new PM1800 is a bandsaw like no other. It comes standard with all the extra features you've come to expect from Powermatic. With its 24'' x 27'' cast iron table and precision balanced cast iron wheels, it runs smoothly and quietly, with hardly any vibration. The easy-to-adjust T-square style fence includes a 6-1/2'' resaw fence that gives you excellent right angle support when running wide boards vertically. Whether you're resawing thin veneers or just thicknessing boards to minimize waste that would otherwise be eaten by your planer, this saw is more than up to the task. Read on to learn more about this industrial-quality bandsaw from Powermatic.Features:Blade tension lever has full tension, partial tension, and release settings for easy blade changes and trackingMicro-adjustable, virtually tool-free bearing guide system gives precise blade control with reduced frictionGrooved thrust bearing stabilizes smaller bladesMagnetic starter with power indicator lamp and jumbo stopMagnetic switch protects the motor from harm due to potential electrical supply issuesSolid chrome knobs and handles ensure solid grip and firm lockingComputer balanced cast iron wheels reduce vibrationAdjustable miter gauge with stopsExclusive Powermatic T-Square style Accu-Fence maximizes accuracy and safetyAccu-Fence has complete adjustability for aligning to blade and squaring to tableSturdy cast iron table and trunnion assembly offers maximum rigidity for large work piecesPositive locking cam with pressure adjustmentOversized side plate can be used in the horizontal or vertical positionElectrical interlock prevents the bandsaw from starting when the blade is de-tensioned (patent pending)Four-sided blade guard for optimum protectionIntegrated foot brake stops the coasting blade
With 13-1/2'' of width capacity and 6'' of resaw capacity this little bandsaw takes a big bite out of the wood,without eating up much floor space. It features a sturdy cast-iron frame and table, which tilts in both directions. The computer-balanced wheels help cut vibration for less saw marks, while the single-knob blade tracking system makes it easy to keep the blade running where you want it. Graphite impregnated polymer blade guides with roller bearing thrust guides help keep the blade from overheating and breaking prematurely. Includes a 3/8'' 6 TPI blade.Features:Cast iron frame construction for strength, rigidity and reduced vibration6-spoke, precision computer balanced wheels eliminate vibration for accurate blade trackingGraphite impregnated polymer blade guides with roller bearing thrust guides provide quicker set-up and a cooler running blade
This thin kerf blade produces glass smooth surfaces when crosscutting hardwoods and softwoods, thanks to Freud's unique side grinding technology. The larger blades are ideal for miter box applications. Thin kerf blades remove less material than standard carbide blades, thus requiring less horsepower to produce equally good results. The Perma-SHIELD coating covers the blade plate and cutting edge in a protective layer, reducing heat build-up. Perma-SHIELD blades resist binding in large volume cutting, reducing subsequent blade warp. The coating lubricates the blade, allowing it to spin freely, and eliminates pitch and debris build-up on the blade.
This heavy-duty blade is designed primarily for heavy use in a cabinetmaker's shop. Combining a 10° hook angle and the alternate top bevel tooth grind, this blade provides a good crosscut and long cutting life in hardwood, softwood, plywood, and chipboard. The LU73M series is ideal for cutting a wide variety of materials most commonly used by cabinet makers in thicknesses from 1/2" to 2-3/4" thick. The Silver I.C.E. (Industrial Cooling Element) coating helps resist heat build-up up to two times longer than standard, polished steel blades. The extra protection from heat stress and pitch build-up helps reduce drag, extending the life of your blade and saw motor.