Powermatic - 15" Bandsaw, Model PM1500

$2,999.99

The PM1500 packs many of the features traditionally only found on larger bandsaws, and brings them to a new, category-redefining, 15’’ size. As with every product Powermatic builds, the PM1500 pushes the limits of design, innovation, and durability. It truly is The Gold Standard.

Description

The PM1500 packs many of the features traditionally only found on larger bandsaws, and brings them to a new, category-redefining, 15’’ size. As with every product Powermatic builds, the PM1500 pushes the limits of design, innovation, and durability. It truly is The Gold Standard.

Features:

14-1/2” of throat and 14” of resaw provide more capacity than a traditional 14” bandsaw
Sturdy cast iron table and trunnion assembly offers maximum rigidity for heavy work pieces
Exclusive Powermatic T-Square style Accu-Fence maximizes accuracy and safety
The Accu-Fence has complete adjustability for aligning to blade and squaring to table
Positive locking cam with pressure adjustment
Oversized side plate can be used in the horizontal or vertical position
Solid steel resaw pin for optimum rigidity
Blade tension release with electrical interlock prevents the bandsaw from starting when the blade is de-tensioned or released
Heavy duty upper wheel support and tracking mechanism for smooth operation
Solid cast iron upper and lower wheels create the momentum needed for heavy resaw
High end blade guides with tool less adjustment provide stability, increasing cut accuracy
Four sided blade guard for optimum protection
Integrated foot brake stops a coasting blade
Magnetic Switch protects the motor from harm due to potential electrical supply issues

Specifications:

Motor: 3 HP, 1 PH, 12A, 230 V, Prewired 230 V
Cutting Capacity Width: 14-1/2”
Cutting Capacity Height: 14″
Blade Width: 1/8″ to 1″
Blade Speed: 3100 SFPM
Blade Length: 153″
Table Dimension (LxW): 21-1/2” x 16″
Table Tilt: 10 ° left, 45 ° right
Table Height from Floor: 40″
Table Height at 90 degrees: 40″
Miter Gauge Positive Stops: 45 degree, 90 degree
Dust Port Outer Diameter: 4″
Dust Collection Minimum CFM: 600 cu.ft/min
Thickness Capacity (max): 14″
Wheel Diameter: 15″
Dimensions: 83-1/2” H x 27-1/2” W x 29-3/4” L

Brand

Powermatic

From a family operated corn milling operation in McMinnville, TN to today’s 400,000 square foot facility in LaVergne, TN, the evolution of Powermatic has echoed the success of American business ingenuity throughout the 20th Century and into the new millennium. In 1921, Leonard F. Smith, Sr. was a seller of timber and rough-cut lumber in the McMinnville community of middle Tennessee. He believed he could make a better product to sell if he first planed the wood himself. Instead of purchasing a planing machine from an existing manufacturer, he decided to build his own in his workshop on the family farm. Upon completion, he used it in his lumber and timber business. Shortly afterward an individual offered to purchase the machine. Mr. Smith used the money to build four more planers, which he offered for sale to others he knew in the lumber industry. These sold quickly and as word spread of the quality of these machines, demand increased. Mr. Smith decided to leave the lumber industry and engage full time in the manufacturing business. The growth of the company demanded a move to larger facilities. In 1928, Mr. Smith named his company Powermatic, and moved his business into an old blacksmith shop in town. He introduced several new products including sanding machines, drill presses, and the industry’s latest invention, the Tilting Arbor Table Saw. Through the 1940’s several progressively larger factories were occupied as the demand for Powermatic products grew. In 1954, the company, now run by Mr. Smith’s sons, bought land on the edge of town and built a 38,000 square foot facility specifically tailored to their operations. In 1958, Powermatic took a unique step in the industry by establishing its own 50,000 square foot foundry. This enabled the company to keep tight control on the precision and quality of its castings and to ensure that the Meehanite ™ process, still in use today, would put the company at the forefront of the woodworking machinery manufacturing process for years to come. In 1966, the Smith brothers sold their business to Houdaille Industries. Although owned by a Fortune 500 Company, Powermatic continued to be influenced by the local community and run in autonomous fashion. In April of 1986, Powermatic was purchased and operated as a division of DeVlieg-Bullard, Inc. In October of 1999 Powermatic was purchased by WMH, who already owned Jet Tools, and Performax Products. These three companies along with the Wilton Tool Company were grouped together to form the WMH Tool Group. In 2014, Powermatic was purchased, along with its sister brands by Tenex Group and are now grouped together to form JPW Industries Inc., as they are still knowns today. In July 2001, a “NEW” Powermatic emerged and a strategic business decision was made to pursue the general purpose industrial woodworking machinery market much more aggressively. From a family operated corn mill to a world class leader of industrial woodworking machinery, we remain… The Gold Standard Since 1921.™

Additional information

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Shipping Policy

  • Free standard freight is offered on this item
  • Your order will ship in 2-5 business days. Delivery will be an additional 2-9 business days depending on your location and warehouse availability.
  • 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.
  • Freight and LTL carriers are not responsible for product setup. 
  • While many carriers will deliver products to the ground, they are only responsible for “back of truck” deliveries. To assure ground delivery, you may purchase “lift gate delivery” at checkout.

Return & Warranty Policy

All shipments must be inspected and any damage reported within 3 days of receipt:

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.

Warranty Information

Because this item is purchased and shipped directly from the manufacturer the product falls under JPW warranty.

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