The story of Powermatic Tools begins back in the 1920s when a local lumber yard manager, Leonard F. Smith Sr., began to design and build planers in his own garage. While selling rough cut timber, Leonard thought that we could sell a better product by creating his own planning machine. His first Woodworking Planers sold quickly, convincing him to drop his lumber business in favor of the manufacturing industry. In 1928, Smith launched the Powermatic Machinery Company of McMinnville, Tennessee. Since these humble beginnings, Powermatic Tools has grown into an industry leader in the woodworking machinery business, while still maintaining their roots. Powermatic continues to operate their own foundry, which helps them keep control over the materials that make up their machines. Their most well noted product, the Powermatic PM2000 Table Saw has become the favorite cabinet saw of shop owners far and wide.