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Old 11-26-2010, 06:10 PM   #16
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I bought a portamate 7000 a few years ago and have been pleased with it. I wouldn't use it on an industrial site, but it serves me for my remodeling business. Not as rugged as the DeWalt (which is the most popular) but a nice wheeled unit with several accessories and 4 or 5 electrical plug ins on it as well as a small storage bin. Mine had one wheel on it, but I adapted it to 2 wheels which is what they changed them to later. It all depends on what features are most important to you (size, weight, gadgets etc)

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That PM7000 looks interesting for a longer term set-up but at an unloaded weight of 75 pounds the Hitachi size stand beats it for portability especially if stairs are involved. Though the PM7000 included 8" wheels should really help.

http://www.amazon.com/HTC-PM7000-Por.../dp/B000BKY63G
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Bob, I think the TOTAL weight with accessories is 75lbs. I rarely use the light or the vice. Also, it slides right into my van taking up very little room. It's heavy duty enough for me, although not as rugged as many others, but I like the accessories and the adjustments. For what you get, the price isn't bad either
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The 75 lb number for the PM7000 was on the Amazon site

The Portamate Manual does not really say, but the Portamate Brochure lists the PM7000 shipping weight as 77 pounds.The lighter weight PM4400 comes in at @37 pounds and the HP-575P @72 pounds (without any Saw).

The PM7000 that I pictured looks heavier (has more stuff on it) than the 72 pound HP-575 model.

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