Powermatic introduces six new bandsaws. The new 18”, 20” and 24” models feature a 5 hp (single or three phase) TEFC motor, exclusive Accu-Fence and resaw capacities of 18” (on 18” and 20” models) and 15” (on the 24” model) all with a 5 year warranty. The bandsaw tables are solid cast iron, machined for rigidity and durability with vibration dampening qualities, says the company, and the table insert is machined aluminum with leveling screws. Table tilt adjustments (45° right, 10° left) are smooth and easy, adds the company. The included miter gauge has positive stops at 15° and 45°. Powermatic’s 30”L x 6-1/2”H Accu-Fence has easy and fast set-up, says Powermatic, and is adjustable for alignment to the blade and it squares to the table. It incorporates a cam-locking system to keep the fence firmly in place. The bandsaws' side plate can be used horizontally or vertically and provides 6-1/2” of support. The electrical interlock (patent pending) that prevents accidental startups when the blade is de-tensioned. Other features include a four-sided blade guard, an integrated foot brake, a magnetic switch, and dual dust ports for effective collection. Prices for the bandsaws include: 18” (1791800B and 1791801B, $4,999.99), 20” (1791257B and 1791258B, $5,499) and 24” (1791259B and 1791260B, $5,999.99).
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