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Best new table saw under $1000 (2017)

by PNW_Steve
posted 07-30-2017 02:40 PM


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unbob

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#51 posted 08-06-2017 06:44 PM


Now I need 5 volunteers to help me get it out of the trailer…
- PNW_Steve

I (and many others here) have loaded/unloaded a Unisaw single handed… it s not all that hard :)

Cheers,
Brad

That’s great on the saw, 3 1/2hr drive not so bad. Check out the OWWM forum for how to move and setup your saw, on line manuals and more.
The furthest I have drove was to Billings Mt 12hrs, for the green planer at left-only $600.

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#52 posted 08-06-2017 06:55 PM

Now I need 5 volunteers to help me get it out of the trailer…
- PNW_Steve

I (and many others here) have loaded/unloaded a Unisaw single handed… it s not all that hard :)

Cheers,
Brad

That s great on the saw, 3 1/2hr drive not so bad. Check out the OWWM forum for how to move and setup your saw, on line manuals and more.
The furthest I have drove was to Billings Mt 12hrs, for the green planer at left-only $600.

- unbob

Thank you Gentlemen,

I poked around the OWWM site and see lots of info there but did not find anything regarding moving tips for this heavy beast. Any tips or links would be much appreciated.

Thanks again.

S.

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#53 posted 08-06-2017 07:22 PM

My last Unisaw was about three hours away from me as well… you sometimes gotta drive a bit to get the good deals. For loading in the back of a pickup truck, the tilt and flip method works great and can be done single handed (with two people, it’s almost trivial). But you say it’s on a trailer, so you should have it even easier. Take off the fence and extension wings to reduce the weight a bit and you should be able to move it by yourself with a dolly.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: If it’s a right tilt machine – I highly recommend getting the disappearing splitter for it!

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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PNW_Steve

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#54 posted 08-06-2017 07:48 PM

I think I can get it off the trailer by myself.

Unfortunately, I am picky.

I want it to be in 1 piece after unloading…..... Gravity Sucks!

The trailer deck is 18-20” off the ground and I have no ramps. It needs to be lifted off of the trailer deck and set down.

I am not the most creative when it comes to moving solutions. I don’t see getting it out without many hands or a forklift.

I am open to other solutions. I just have not figured anything out yet.

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MrUnix

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#55 posted 08-06-2017 07:53 PM

2×8’s or 2×10’s work well as a ramp. I’ve grunted machines much heavier off the back of a pickup (which is much higher than your trailer) using that method – Gravity actually works to your advantage in this case. Getting them in there can be difficult, but getting them out is always a lot easier since you have gravity helping you! And you might as well pull the extension wings and fence off anyway, since you really should pull the table off and replace the bearings (and maybe belts) before you put it into use.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#56 posted 08-06-2017 07:53 PM


PS: If it s a right tilt machine – I highly recommend getting the disappearing splitter for it!

- MrUnix

I have been looking at this product: http://www.microjig.com/products/mj-splitter/

Would the disappearing splitter a superior solution?

Thanks

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MrUnix

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#57 posted 08-06-2017 07:58 PM

Would the disappearing splitter a superior solution?

IMO, absolutely. The MJ splitter is fixed… so it won’t tilt with the blade. The Disappearing splitter will, and it always remains on the machine. If you are doing a non-through cut, you just push it down below the table. No tools involved, and just takes a couple of seconds to do. They are about $70 on amazon.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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jonah

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#58 posted 08-06-2017 08:02 PM

I’ve moved two unisaws myself using nothing more than a hatchback. You just have to take it apart. Take the table and fence rails off. Then take the motor out and the base is heavy but manageable. Sure, you have to reassemble it and that takes a bit of time, but you’d want to true the table up to the blade anyway.

As far as a splitter, I’d recommend The ARK Sharkguard. I just got the riving knife part of mine and it’s fantastic.

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#59 posted 08-06-2017 08:21 PM



I ve moved two unisaws myself using nothing more than a hatchback. You just have to take it apart. Take the table and fence rails off. Then take the motor out and the base is heavy but manageable. Sure, you have to reassemble it and that takes a bit of time, but you d want to true the table up to the blade anyway.

As far as a splitter, I d recommend The ARK Sharkguard. I just got the riving knife part of mine and it s fantastic.

- jonah

Taking it apart would work. My alternative is to wait until tomorrow morning and borrow a forklift.

The problem with waiting is that, when I get a new toy, I develop the patience of a four year old on Christmas morning…...

As much as I want to start making sawdust I think my best option is to wait on the forklift or four buddies.

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#60 posted 08-07-2017 07:41 PM

Forklift arrived at 10:00am. WoooHoo!! I have a table saw again!!

After 2+ years with no shop & no table saw I am making sawdust again!!

I have some Unisaw operation & setup questions. I suspect a new thread for those questions would be appropriate.

Thanks again Everyone.

S.

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MrUnix

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#61 posted 08-07-2017 07:43 PM

Post a picture and what is the serial number?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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PNW_Steve

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#62 posted 08-07-2017 09:39 PM

Hey Brad,

Have you ever seen the Dilbert comic where Dilbert says “No! I said I needed more UNIX programmers!!” ?

Here are a couple of pics:

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MrUnix

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#63 posted 08-07-2017 09:49 PM

Can’t really make out the S/N from that picture… is that “G” something? If so, then your machine was made in 1974 at the Tupelo plant. (pretty much all of GA through GZ is 1974)

Cheers,
Brad

PS: Love Dilbert :)

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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TaySC

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#64 posted 08-07-2017 09:53 PM

Looks like either GH 9756 or GA 9756.

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PNW_Steve

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#65 posted 08-07-2017 10:05 PM

GF9756

Somewhere I got the idea that it was built in Canada… Not sure where I picked that up….. Old_timers disease….

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#66 posted 08-07-2017 10:22 PM

That’ll make for a very slick setup. Well done!

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