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Powermatic 18" Bandsaw, 5HP, 1PH, 230V, Model PM1800

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With all the extra features you've come to expect from
Powermatic, this powerhouse is designed with an enormous 18" resaw,
multi-step blade tension, precision blade guides, and a 5HP motor hungry for

  • Motor: 5 HP, 230 V, 1PH, 21 A
  • Cutting Capacity Width: 18"
  • Cutting Capacity Height: 18"
  • Minimum Saw Blade Width: 1/16"
  • Maximum Saw Blade Width: 1-1/2"
  • Blade Speed: 1800 / 4200 SFPM
  • Blade Length: 160"
  • Table Dimension (LxW): 24 x 24 "
  • Tension lever has full tension, partial tension, and blade release settings for easy blade changes and tracking
  • Micro-adjustable, tool-less bearing guide system gives close blade control while reducing friction
  • Special grooved thrust bearing stabilizes smaller blades
  • Heavy duty T-style rip fence has adjustable aluminum resaw fence
  • Large 24" x 24" cast iron table
  • 2-inch diameter solid steel pin for resaw work
  • 18-inch resaw, and 18-inch blade to column capacity
  • Magnetic starter with power indicator lamp and jumbo stop
  • Chrome knobs and handles ensure solid grip and firm locking of parts
  • Computer balanced cast iron wheels reduce vibration
  • Dual 4-inch exhaust ports for effective dust and chip removal
  • Adjustable miter gauge with stops
  • Table Tilt: 15 degrees left, 45 degrees right
  • Table Height at 90 degrees: 37-1/2"
  • Miter Gauge Positive Stops: 45 degrees, 90 degrees
  • Dust Port Outer Diameter: 4"
  • Dust Collection Minimum CFM: 600 cu.ft/min
  • Stand Type: Closed
  • Blade Width: 1/16" to 1-1/2"
  • Wheel Diameter: 18-1/2"
  • Part number 1791800
  • Height: 81"
  • Width: 38"
  • Length : 38"
  • Net Weight: 806 lbs
  • Shipping / Billing Info:

    This product ships direct from the manufacturer:
    • Your order will ship in approximately 5 business days.
    • This product is considered special order. Your account will be charged when you place your order.
    • Express or overnight shipping is not available for this product.
    • Ships by Ground to the 48 contiguous states. Cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, APOs, US Territories, Canada or other foreign countries.

    Return Information
    All returns must be pre-approved. Any non-warranty returns must be unused and in original packaging. A 25% restock fee will apply. Customer pays return freight. Please call our Customer Service Dept. at 1-800-535-4482 with any return questions.

    Warranty Information
    Because this item is purchased and shipped directly from the manufacturer, their warranty supersedes any offered by Woodcraft. Click here for Powermatic Warranty
    California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.



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    Big, Bold and Impressive

    By  RichardB

    from South Carolina

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer


    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Many Very Nice Features
    • Powerful
    • Safe


    • Heavy Get Help Moving It
    • Inferior Factory Blade

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop
    • Large Woodturning Blanks

    Comments about Powermatic 18" Bandsaw, 5HP, 1PH, 230V, Model PM1800 :

    A big beautiful mustard colored machine! Many features and a very well thought out design. It's got a lot of visual "WOW" factor and even more when you add a good blade and start using it. Solid heavy duty construction and from a company that offers great customer service. It's pricey, but compared to others in the same category, the added value is there. Be cautious when moving this thing and make plans for it's arrival. It's bigger than it looks and it is heavy. With the pallet and packaging it's about 95-inches high and approaching 900 pounds. That drops down to just over 800 pounds and 88-inches tall when sitting in the shop. You're going to need help--either a lot of strong friends or a strong mechanical advantage (think fork lift or pallet lift) and probably both. If you use a mobile base, make sure it is rated for the weight. Also, the base of the saw itself is not rectangular so much as it is oval at the corners. Take this into account and prepare a solid platform on the mobile base. A solid/double layer of 3/4" plywood should work fine. There are TWO 4-inch dust collector ports that need a fair bit of vacuum. Not a big issue in larger shops, but for small shop/home use, make sure your shop is equipped with a dust collector capable of meeting the saws' needs. Powermatic did drop the ball on one thing with the saw, but it's relatively minor. The factory supplied blade is substandard. For this much money it should come with a better blade.

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