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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 10-19-2014 05:05 PM 3303 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2014 05:05 PM

I picked this up a couple weeks ago, got it at a great price of $275, it is a older delta unisaw, has the extended table and 52” uniguide, and blade guard. the bad part is , this does not have a throat plate, I also think it is missing the nut that keeps the blade on. I havnt seen one online. Was curious if you guys can help me find a source. Thanks

It also had these 2 pipes on the table not sure what they are for, and this other contraption, not sure what it is either.

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 06:04 PM

Check this out for nut and throat plate.

The one long U shaped pipe is a special Delta blade guard and can easily be customized to help with dust
collection on this saw. A motor cover can be bought or made and will also help with the dust collection.
I have the 1949 version of this saw and it is a good saw. Some people do not like the right tilt saw, but
it was easy to get used to. I did move the switch to the left side of the saw to make it easier for me to
reach when operating the saw. There a quite a few Delta saw owner operators here and maybe they can
help you with the rest of the parts and pieces you have. You can also find a lot of information at:

Hope you have a lot of fun with your new toy.
And if that saw is in good running condition you officially deserve a -YOU SUCK- for getting all that machine
for such a good price.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 10-19-2014 06:47 PM

And this is a great resource for our saws, too…

peace, T

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#3 posted 10-19-2014 07:43 PM

The Sawcenter that Tommy mentioned is a great resource on these saws.

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#4 posted 10-20-2014 01:14 AM

Looks like you got the unifence, and the uniguard. I think I hear a police siren…

-- Jim from Kansas

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#5 posted 10-20-2014 02:11 AM

Your saw has a different motor attached to it then what was originally on it. The original motor was a giant cast iron thing shaped a bit like a bullet and called online a “bullet motor”. The one you have was much more modern and most likely more powerful. The downside is that this motor does not really fit the saw. If you try to tilt your saw all the way to 45 degrees you will find that your motor hits the side of the case when the blade is also at certain extensions. This has led some people to cut into the cabinet of their saws butchering them quite badly. Yours appears intact. That along with the power feeder makes me think this saw was set at 90 degrees and run in a production shop. Depending on what you plan to do with it this may not matter at all.

Throat plates are pretty easy to find on ebay if you know what you need. You can also check out the BOYD section of (register to see it) for members parting out unisaw stuff.

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#6 posted 10-20-2014 02:27 AM

Nice, how often are 45 degree angles cut on table saws? I should probably find some good YouTube videos on these.

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#7 posted 10-20-2014 08:01 AM

Grizzly has throat plates that will fit that saw. The arbor nut is a left hand thread (as on all right tilt saws), but I think it may be unique to the Unisaw. Be aware also that you must have a proper washer, same diameter as the arbor flange, and hollow on the back (side facing the blade). Otherwise, when you tighten the nut, the blade will distort and throw off your cut.

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#8 posted 10-20-2014 09:22 AM

Wow….you stole that! The Leecraft phenolic inserts fit well and work great…..Amazon, Grizzly, Ebay, etc.

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#9 posted 11-13-2014 05:00 PM

I might Be able to pick up a brand new unisaw motor, but it is off a newer left tilt unisaw, would the new delta unisaw motor work with this old right tilt unisaw?

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#10 posted 11-13-2014 05:06 PM

I think the mount is symmetrical and not identical for both saws, I’ll have to check. Some of the lower quality motors (not sure if newer Delta equipment has suffered from this or not) are not reversible which certainly wouldn’t work for you if you can’t get the blade to rotate the right direction.

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#11 posted 11-13-2014 09:54 PM

Great looking saw. Such a nice score.

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#12 posted 11-13-2014 10:49 PM

I am interested in finding out what that power feed thing is for. Looks like it would be real handy for cutting flitches, or really thin material of some kind??

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#13 posted 11-14-2014 12:38 AM

I will see if I can find something carved into it.

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#14 posted 11-14-2014 02:09 AM

A newer unisaw motor will not be better for this saw. You need an older motor. The old bullet motors are the only motor that will fit this saw so that you can make 45 degree angle cuts at full blade depths. The newer motors are even bigger for the most part then the one already on this saw.

This is what the bullet motors look like (this one has been restored)

You can check out and register to post in their BOYD section to buy a bullet motor.

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#15 posted 11-14-2014 10:48 PM

Looks like almost new. Nice score.

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