Delta Unisaw #3: Not so lucky with the age of the saw

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Blog entry by Kevin posted 02-01-2008 12:56 AM 2131 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Got lucky with the motor. Part 3 of Delta Unisaw series Part 4: More motor/pulley issues »

I have been suspecting that the guy I bought my saw from did not really know how old it was. The saw was his father-in-laws and he got it when his father-in-law passed away. He said that he knows the dust collector was bought less than two years ago and he thought the saw was bought at the same time. If so, then it wasn’t bought new.

I was afraid the saw was older because of the condition of the table top & fence and the fact that the motor cover was metal and not plastic. Once I got inside the machine, I dismissed my fears because of how unbelievable clean and rust free the saw was.

Well, I finally sent the serial number to Delta and found out that the saw is in fact an older model. It was produced in 1998.

Not as good of a deal as if it was a 2005, but I am still happy with it.

  • Planning on getting new pulleys this weekend and some link belt (maybe from the KC Woodworkers Show).
  • I am also thinking about getting a Wixey digital saw fence readout. Do you all think this is a worthwhile investment? ($99 from Woodcraft with Wixey angle guage – I already have one Wixey angle guage though)
  • I am thinking about investing the $100 in a Un-T-Fence as well.
    Has anyone used them? Suggestions?

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#1 posted 02-01-2008 01:22 AM

I don’t have a comment on the saw, but had to offer congratulations to the Cats for upsetting the Jayhawks last night. First time in 24 years?! I grew up about 120 miles west of Manhattan and naturally cheered for the Wildcats over the Jayhawks. For many years, any victory (in football) was an occaision for a celebration.

On a wood related note – enjoy that table saw.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#2 posted 02-01-2008 02:19 AM

Always love hearing from another Cat fan. It was a great game between two really good teams.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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