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Forum topic by WoodAndWhiskey posted 04-25-2018 05:23 PM 972 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WoodAndWhiskey

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04-25-2018 05:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta unisaw for sale table saw tablesaw cabinet saw

Hello all, I have lurked the lumberjocks forums for years, and gained tons of new knowledge from its members. Finally had to create an account today to share a Unisaw that I am selling. CL post below w/ images, description text copied here:


The good:
- has interior/exterior blade flanges & arbor nut
- has both fence rails
- top & extension wings in good condition
- has rebuilt micro-set fence, with new lever, cam, rod, and thumbscrew.
- powerful 3-phase 220/250V original motor
- belts in good shape
- has both splitter mounts (trunnion & rear)
- goose-egg style motor cutout (these are sought after)

The bad:
- some pitting in bottom of the miter slots (not enough to affect the travel of a miter gauge)
- no cabinet door
- no guard
- no splitter

According to this page (http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/DeltaSerialNumbers.ashx), with a serial number of 122-9xxx, the saw was produced in 1958.

I also have an additional original 3-phase motor available as a spare for $150 with the saw, or $200 on its own.

Unfortunately, I do not have 3-phase power available to demo the saw.

$650 obo”

Original Craigslist post: https://denver.craigslist.org/tls/d/1958-delta-unisaw-10-tablesaw/6562972336.html

Happy to answer any questions, cheers!


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runswithscissors

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#1 posted 04-27-2018 02:24 AM

I paid about $400 for a ‘92 Unisaw with a 3 hp single phase motor. Granted, the fence was missing, but I didn’t mind since I had in mind to build my own fence with a rack and pinion set up—which I did. So what I’m saying is, I think $650 is high for a saw of that vintage, esp. since you (probably) cannot use the 3 phase motor.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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WoodAndWhiskey

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#2 posted 04-27-2018 04:02 PM

Where are you located? I would say you got a pretty great deal on that saw at $400, at least in my area. Considering this very original saw in great shape at $1100, and this beat-to-heck one at $500, I would say the price is pretty reasonable for the market I’m in.

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runswithscissors

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#3 posted 04-27-2018 04:52 PM

I’m in Bellingham, WA. Yes, I thought it was a good price at the time. Which is why, after carefully looking it over, I decided not to attempt to negotiate on the price. I did, eventually, have to put in new arbor bearings and a new capacitor on the motor.

I wanted to build my own fence system because I had previously had that same fence on a Rockwell contractor’s saw. I hated it, and built my own T square type fence for it. I agree the $1100 saw looks good, but the existing fence is not an asset in my eyes. And the price is way too high for a saw of that vintage.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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MrUnix

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#4 posted 04-27-2018 10:25 PM

- goose-egg style motor cutout (these are sought after)

Actually, it is the cast iron cover that is sought after, not the hole in the cabinet :)

Cheers,
Brad

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

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AlaskaGuy

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#5 posted 04-27-2018 11:23 PM



- goose-egg style motor cutout (these are sought after)

Actually, it is the cast iron cover that is sought after, not the hole in the cabinet :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


The upside to the hole in the cabinet is ” it requires no maintenance”.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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TheFridge

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#6 posted 04-28-2018 01:02 AM

Similar to a hole in the head. Eventually, enough matter leaks out to where you forget about it.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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