Endurance Test: Powermatic Model 66

After 10 years this solid, reliable machine continues to be a shop mainstay.
By David Thiel
Page 86

From the  February 2006 issue #153
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It’s surprising we haven’t written an Endurance Test about the Powermatic Model 66 table saw before now. When we set up the Popular Woodworking shop more than 10 years ago, it was the first machine we bought, and it’s been the central machine in our shop ever since.

It’s not overstating this saw’s reputation to say that if you ask most home woodworkers what saw they would like to have, the Model 66 usually tops the list. In fact, lots of professional woodworkers also prefer the 66. We’re not surprised. It’s built like a tank, and it has run almost trouble-free during hundreds and hundreds of hours of service.

From the  February 2006 issue #153
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