LumberJocks

Show me your Unisaw

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by bigblockyeti posted 02-14-2016 01:35 PM 1191 views 1 time favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View bigblockyeti's profile

bigblockyeti

6498 posts in 2453 days


02-14-2016 01:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip tablesaw

I’ll start, here’s my two. A 34-802 mid 90’s vintage that I’ve had to do very little to. Replaced the belts as the originals had taken a set that just would not go away and turned a new handle for the Unifence after cracking the factory plastic handle. The older one is pre-1941, it’s now up and running and I love it, maybe it’s the repulsion induction motor or the way it looks but it’s certainly not the power or the fence. The shocking part, when I picked it up it needed nothing, even the low quality blade that was installed was sharp.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me


23 replies so far

View dddddmorgan's profile

dddddmorgan

90 posts in 1861 days


#1 posted 02-14-2016 01:38 PM

Here’s mine.

Insert picture here

Kinda sad isn’t it? Someday…

-- Maintenance Man - I do precision guesswork based on unreliable data from people of questionable knowledge...

View Fred Hargis's profile

Fred Hargis

6173 posts in 3226 days


#2 posted 02-14-2016 01:51 PM

Here’s mine, bought new in 2002. It’s unplugged because this pic was taken to put in the ad when I sold it…..so I guess I lied, it’s not really mine.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

View TheWoodRaccoon's profile

TheWoodRaccoon

364 posts in 1662 days


#3 posted 02-14-2016 02:56 PM

More please! :)

-- still trying to think of a clever signature......

View recycle1943's profile

recycle1943

4262 posts in 2355 days


#4 posted 02-14-2016 03:27 PM

here’s my Unisaw, not sure of the model but it’s 223v, 5hp and when I bought it there was a table that extended 4 feet to the right and it had unifence and an overhead arm with a blade guard/dust collector.
I didn’t like the table, fence nor the overhead whatchacallit. I bought another cast iron table extension on ebay and aleady had what I consider the BEST fence available anywhere, an Incra LS positioner.
Anyway it is pictured as it sit and is in use daily. Dust collection really sucks but if I would run a 4” to it, that could change because I do have a Grizzly 230v dust collector.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

View Rick  Dennington's profile

Rick Dennington

6931 posts in 3927 days


#5 posted 02-14-2016 05:33 PM

Ok….I’ll play….Here’s mine…It’s a 2010 Uni I bought new..It’s a 5 hp, 220 volt….This thing is a beast…..You can see a better picture of it if you go to my workshop pictures…..It has all the bells and whistles you need …

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

View Roger's profile

Roger

21030 posts in 3537 days


#6 posted 02-15-2016 12:11 AM

I’ll just sit back and enjoy the show… LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View bigblockyeti's profile

bigblockyeti

6498 posts in 2453 days


#7 posted 04-04-2020 01:02 AM

Here’s a four footer for anyone interested in what could be a very cool resto project.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/833403220508814/

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

7430 posts in 2998 days


#8 posted 04-04-2020 01:18 AM

Yeti, I clean my baby up tomorrow and post it.

View Woodmaster1's profile

Woodmaster1

1427 posts in 3320 days


#9 posted 04-04-2020 01:35 AM


This is my unisaw I bought new seven or eight years ago.

View Kelly's profile

Kelly

2940 posts in 3677 days


#10 posted 04-04-2020 02:30 AM

My second (first a right tilt, second a left):

View Kelly's profile

Kelly

2940 posts in 3677 days


#11 posted 04-04-2020 02:30 AM

SAweeet

This is my unisaw I bought new seven or eight years ago.

- Woodmaster1


View Kelly's profile

Kelly

2940 posts in 3677 days


#12 posted 04-04-2020 02:31 AM

Looking for the heart emoticon

Ok….I ll play….Here s mine…It s a 2010 Uni I bought new..It s a 5 hp, 220 volt….This thing is a beast…..You can see a better picture of it if you go to my workshop pictures…..It has all the bells and whistles you need …

- Rick Dennington


View Kelly's profile

Kelly

2940 posts in 3677 days


#13 posted 04-04-2020 02:32 AM

ZERO dust


Here s mine, bought new in 2002. It s unplugged because this pic was taken to put in the ad when I sold it…..so I guess I lied, it s not really mine.

- Fred Hargis


View Aaron312's profile

Aaron312

19 posts in 133 days


#14 posted 04-04-2020 03:32 AM

I recently posted this in another thread so please forgive me if I sound like a kid on Christmas Eve, but…

I just bought this 1998 model, Made in the USA, 3 HP, Left Tilt Unisaw, with 52” Unifence. All Brand New. Never Used, in original packaging! (Note the picture of Norm Abrams on the fence box). Has the original Delta blade in it. Sitting in a heated warehouse for 20 years. Basically rust free. Local dealer ordered several Unisaws for their 20th anniversary celebration in 1998. They had Delta custom paint them a nice emerald green. They sold all but one which the store owner kept for himself. He never took it home though. 22 years later he retired, sold the store and built a new shop and bought a Saw Stop. This one went back to the store and they sold it. I was in the right place at the right time.

Unfortunately, the coronavirus has slowed my plan of hiring someone to move it into my basement shop and getting a 220 volt circuit run. Hopefully soon. I can’t wait to get it set up. I plan to order a sharkguard for it soon.




View CaptainKlutz's profile

CaptainKlutz

2998 posts in 2227 days


#15 posted 04-04-2020 04:27 AM

This might be an embarrassing thread, dirty shop(s) and all?

Current Delta Unisaw 1988 #34-802 3HP 240v 1Ø original LVC starter.

Over paid $550 for it, but I wanted the Unifence and it was clean with no rust anywhere. :-) Missing motor cover, dust collection, and super noisy due need for new arbor/motor bearings when I found it. Third owner of saw. Original owner worked for Delta distributor on east coast and was his personal saw brought to AZ when he retired. Tons of upgrades; disappearing splitter, PeachTree Unifence rail, ZCI, etc, etc. Pic is from my previous work shop. More pics in extension table project thread, ncluding latest updates to DIY mobile base (not shown).
Click for details

Some other Unisaw laying around shop:

Rockwell 1950 #34-450 120/240v 1Ø Bullet Motor (1-1.5HP? Missing name plate HP yet TBD)

Runs great, no noises. Been in storage 15 years when I bought, so it needs new arbor bearings before returning to any serious use. Top is covered in black oxide due low humidity indoor AZ storage, only rust is on lower portion of cabinet. Was advertised as a ‘Dewalt Saw’ for $250 on CL, with itty bitty out of focus picture that could have been any cabinet saw. After waiting several weeks for someone else to find it, decided I had to check it out. Like all greedy WW, offered $100 less and was accepted. Felt bad for low price offer when learned the saw included a 50ft long 10/4 extension cord with dryer plug and HF moving dolly as mobile base. Hope to restore with fresh paint, bearings, and found a Biesemeyer fence for it too.

Rockwell 1984 #34-803, 3HP 3Ø motor.

Picked up from heir to an estate. Am third owner, if count storage by heir. Was used in small commercial cabinet shop in KS, permanently setup for cross cutting, with side wing mounted in front. Has disappearing splitter, original LVC starter; but missing push button. Sat on CL for 2 months unsold with $200 price. Tossed out a low-ball offer that was below cost of front door and splitter parts for 1950 saw above, and was accepted. Is in decent shape under the rust. Evidence it was well cared for when in commercial service. Can not decide if I want sell rest of parts on e-bay, or clean it up, add a VFD, new fence, and sell it?

Here is one I no longer own, that I restored and used till I learned my shop was too small for 2 Unisaw with 7’ long fences:
Rockwell 1968 #34-450 3HP 1Ø

More restoration pictures here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/replies/5236361

Owned 1 other Unisaw in 90’s, but that was before digital cameras and sharing non-pornographic pictures on WWW was popular? :-0)

Thanks for looking!
Cheers!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

showing 1 through 15 of 23 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com