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06-28-2010 06:37 PM

Does anyone know what this is? Looks like a Unisaw. Guy selling it only has limited info and he’s 200 miles away, so I can’t just swing by and take a look. He says it’s 1.5 HP and it’s made by Delta.

Table saw

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#1 posted 06-28-2010 06:42 PM

Yes that is a Unisaw.

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#2 posted 06-28-2010 06:44 PM

Great! Thanks for the help. BTW, what would you pay for this if it was on a metal rolling base with a router table attachment on the extended wing?

Thanks again!

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 06:54 PM

They are built like tanks and if it is running I would consider anything in the neighborhood of $500. Great machines.

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 07:02 PM

You could easily upgrade this saw with a bigger motor and you would have a real workhorse…

I’d give $500.00.

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 10:05 PM

I have a 1948 model, original motor. It works great. I finally put new bearings in last month.
The fences aren’t great, but that can easily be changed.


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#6 posted 06-28-2010 11:52 PM

Unasaws are awsome I got a late 80s model with unafence

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#7 posted 06-29-2010 12:04 AM

Buying an old Uni can be an adventure(!), t, a nice surprise I got when I talked to Delta about my saw was that my motor was 5 hp rather than 3. There is TONS of information out there to help you refurbish it if you want. There are total refurb sites out there that can help you every step of the way, or businesses that will help you. When I got mine I sent off my arbor and arm to be replaced, I just didn’t want to mess with it.

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#8 posted 06-29-2010 12:16 AM

If your all about lack of safety its a good buy, but I would suggest look at the big picture, good price, but not that safe compared to others.

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#9 posted 06-29-2010 03:50 AM

This may help:

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#10 posted 06-29-2010 01:50 PM

Thanks for the replys. This will be my first table saw and I’m looking for something that I can grow with as my skills increase. I am going the CL route so that I can maximize my budget:quality ratio. This has everything I was looking for (quality/reliability, router table in extended wing, ability to cut full sheets of ply, 110V, heavy duty, wheels/mobility, good price), but I wanted to make sure that a saw from the mid-century wasn’t going to be a pain to work with should something need to be replaced.

Any thoughts?

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#11 posted 06-29-2010 02:14 PM

I recently bought a Unisaw that, from the serial number, appears to have been made in 1965. The man I bought it from had completely rebuilt it with no problems getting parts. It’s a great machine and passes the nickel test. That’s why I looked for a CL Unisaw, old iron is good iron.

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#12 posted 06-29-2010 08:44 PM

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