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Forum topic by Madtoms posted 05-30-2018 06:23 PM 844 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Madtoms

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05-30-2018 06:23 PM

I am restoring an abandoned Unisaw, literally left on the median of a major street. A Unifence and 83” rail was dumped along with the saw. The rail will not fit in my shop space, but I am reluctant to cut it given that these rails are no longer in production. My two questions, then: 1) Is anyone interested in the long rail, and 2) Does anyone have or know a source for a shorter version? (I’ve checked all sources cited in older posts with no luck.)

Thanks.


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Loren

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#1 posted 05-30-2018 06:42 PM

There were I believe two rail profiles. I’m
not sure how compatible they are.

Lots of people are looking for rails I think. The
fences seem to be commonly missing them.

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#2 posted 05-30-2018 07:20 PM

I wish people would abondon unisaws like that around my parts.

Yeah try to trade for shorter but cut it if it suits you. I’d lean towards not. But hey. It’s yours.

They did have 2 types of extrusions so be sure before buying selling or trading.

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#3 posted 05-30-2018 07:52 PM

Fridge-

If I decide to part with any of my tools, I will be sure to dump them near your driveway. Anything, in particular, you want me to get rid of?

I’ve not restored any tools. Seems like a mess to get into. But I have seen some 12” jointers on CL recently that were selling for $200. Not sure I can tow something like that on my tricycle, but it might be worth the trouble.

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#4 posted 05-30-2018 08:38 PM

BroncoBrian,

A 12 inch jointer in almost any condition for $200 would make it worth renting a truck if your trike won’t handle it…

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#5 posted 11-12-2018 08:33 PM



I am restoring an abandoned Unisaw, literally left on the median of a major street. A Unifence and 83” rail was dumped along with the saw. The rail will not fit in my shop space, but I am reluctant to cut it given that these rails are no longer in production. My two questions, then: 1) Is anyone interested in the long rail, and 2) Does anyone have or know a source for a shorter version? (I ve checked all sources cited in older posts with no luck.)

Thanks.

- Madtoms


Hola, i just got a delta 36-979 with the unifence fence, but the rail is missing, i’ve looke and it’s really hard to ifnd,would you happen to have that rail still? would you sell it tome?? i’am located at San Diego, CA

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MrUnix

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#6 posted 11-12-2018 08:41 PM

Put an WTB/WTT ad in over at the “OWWM site (in the BOYD section).

BTW: There is one ad over there now from someone looking to trade their shorter rail for a longer one, but it’s from a few months ago, so it may not longer be available.

Cheers,
Brad

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#7 posted 11-12-2018 08:50 PM

As I recall, there were 96” & 84” rails but then they went to the 50” version.

Did you look on any of the sites that sell obsolete unisaw parts? Alternatively, if you could find a manual online then you might be able to find out the part numbers. Try calling Delta too.

Pictures might help as well.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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