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One of the reasons for the success and growth of Wood Werks Supply has been the willingness of the owners to try something new to better serve their customers. When I lived in Columbus, Ohio, it was the place to go for power tools and machinery. When I visited last week, I was impressed with their expanded showroom, the addition of a Rockler store, and as always the knowledgeable and friendly staff. Wood Werks sells a lot of Powermatic table saws, and the company is launching a new program to sell customized versions of the Powermatic 2000.

In the back room of the store last weekend, they had some familiar saws sporting a new look. Wood Werks will be able to provide the Powermatic 2000 with a custom paint scheme and trim package. For guys like me, who care more about function than form, these special saws will feature Blanchard ground tops (the shiny top found on the venerable Powermatic Model 66), and an American-made Baldor motor. Wood Werks approached Powermatic with this idea, and at the moment, they are the only dealer in the country to have these customized saws available.

It will be a couple months before these saws are available, and in the works is a web page on the Wood Werks site that will allow you to add custom features such as different color schemes, cast iron extension tables, the cast iron legs shown in the photo and custom name plates. I spoke with Todd Damon from Wood Werks this afternoon, and he said the basic package of Blanchard ground top and Baldor motor would add $500-$600 to the base price of the saw. If you go for all the available options, the package would run about $3100-$3200 which would include shipping in the continental United States.

– Bob Lang


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