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Forum topic by Jason300b posted 01-27-2020 11:22 PM 538 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jason300b

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01-27-2020 11:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta unisaw

Do you have a Delta Unisaw with a 36” fence and you wish it was bigger? If so, check this out…

I have a Delta Unisaw Model 36-L336 (it’s the new design). We moved a couple of years ago and my 52” Unisaw is just too big for my ‘shop’. Even with the mobile base it’s just a major pain to move it.

I know I can cut my rails down and build a new side table, but I’d still need to buy a new mobile base which is almost $400 after shipping. Before going that route, I wanted to post a possible trade.

Best case is to find someone that has a 36” version of this saw (yours would be the Unisaw 36-L352) that wants to upsize to the larger fence, table, and mobile base. To be clear, I want to trade the rails, side table, and mobile base for the same (but smaller). No change, just an even swap. Your 36” table becomes a 52”. I’m near Denver, CO and would be willing to drive a few hours if we can make something work.

I’d even consider a trade (+/- cash as needed) for a 36” cabinet saw of equal quality/value.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Jason

-- Jason, Colorado


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 01-28-2020 01:42 AM

I would hate to cut the original rails down as well… but you can always go to your local metal supplier and pickup new ones for fairly cheap. There isn’t anything really special about them AFAIK, other than you will have to grind down a little bit where the miter slots are, which is pretty easy to do. Can of spray paint and a new stick on ruler and you would be set.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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Jason300b

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#2 posted 01-28-2020 02:42 AM

I had thought about that as well. I liked the big table for sheet goods, but now I use a track saw to make the sheets more manageable. I don’t think I would ever go this big again in the future so if I go smaller I’m not going to keep the longer rails. I know the swap is a long shot but I wanted to give it one more try first.

-- Jason, Colorado

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 01-28-2020 04:45 AM

A lot of folks are moving away from the 52” to the right since track saws have become so affordable.

If you don’t get any takers you may consider below.

It would mean storage, but I would just source shorter rails, and build up an extension table. Put the wider stuff away for another day, or possibly someone looking for long rails/bed. It’s the same thing about wood, cut it too short, and you be screwed.

Hope it works out well for you however it works out.

-- Think safe, be safe

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hkmiller

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#4 posted 01-28-2020 11:57 AM

Www.vsctools.com

The DIY Guide Rails tab. I built these for my unisaw they work great.

If you need support, Allan, the owner will assist.

-- always something

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Jason300b

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#5 posted 01-28-2020 07:03 PM

Thanks for the advise and link!

-- Jason, Colorado

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#6 posted 01-28-2020 08:36 PM

I am trying to find a short Unifence rail for same reason = down sizing.

Best Luck to all of us.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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