The Powermatic PM1500 bandsaw built for a busy workshop where performance and quality are priorities.
A 2.2kW motor drives balanced, heavy cast iron wheels via a poly-vee drive belt for smooth running. The PM1500 has a large re-saw capacity of 350mm under the guides and a throat capacity of 370mm. The upper blade guide moves easily on rack-and-pinion mechanism. Upper and lower blade guides are large and easily adjustable without the need for tools.
The PM1500 comes with Powermatic’s patented Accu-Fence. This 155mm tall, extruded aluminium fence is easy and quick to switch to the lower position (12mm) when cutting thinner work. Replacing the fence with the 36mm diameter steel pin gives you a single point contact for cutting to a line, steering veneers or for curved work. Sturdy cast-iron trunnions support a generous precision ground table. The table tilts from -10° to +45°.
The PM1500 features a magnetic NVR switch with interlocking switches on both doors, which prevent the machine from starting on with the doors open. A unique safety feature is a cutout switch on the blade-tensioning lever; preventing the saw from powering up when the blade is un-tensioned. This eliminates the risk of the blade jumping off the wheels when it’s loose.
The PM1500 has two dust ports, positioned to extract the maximum amount of debris and prevent sawdust building-up inside the machine. Cleaning brushes in the lower cabinet ensure even smoother running, one sweeps the blade clean while the other sweeps the tyre clean.
The fit and finish of the PM1500 is immaculate. The paintwork is excellent inside and out and the chromed hand wheels and knobs exude quality.
|Bandsaw Blade Length||3,886 mm (153")|
|Bandsaw Wheel Diameter||375 mm|
|Blade Speed||950 m/min|
|Blade Width Min\Max||3 mm to 25 mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||2 x 100 mm|
|Max Cutting Height||355 mm|
|Max Width of Cut||370 mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||290 mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,000 m³/hr|
|Nett Weight||180 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||800 mm x 925 mm x 1,925 mm|
|Table Height||1,040 mm|
|Table Size||545 mm x 406 mm|
|Table Tilt||10° - 0° - 45°|
|T Slot Size||19 x 9.5 mm|