|Blog series by Beginningwoodworker||updated 06-09-2011 02:56 AM||11 parts||26000 reads||108 comments total|
I will be rebuilding this 19 year old unisaw, This going to be a fun project going to take a few months. I started with cleaning the top and adding a left side wing.
Today was a good day, I removed the motor and started to work putting on a new paint job. I am having fun but I ran out of paint.
I am almost finish repainting my unisaw cabinet, I still need to touch up and sand a few places. Next I will be ready to install a new motor
I found a good deal on motor a friend is upgradeing to a 3HP Motor in his Unisaw so I offer to buy his 1-1/2 HP Rockwell Unisaw Motor for 150 bucks plus shipping cost. Will have more pictures once it arive and is install.
I got the front rail install today I went to my local hardware store and got the bolts! I need to find some screws for the tube and back rail. So I have to make another trip to my local hardware store.
Install this month, I got to order a abor nut, flange, belts, and a pulley. Before I install it.
finish rebuild my Unisaw today! I install my new motor and the new parts that I order! What I have spend so far New/Use 1.5 Hp Rockwell/Unisaw Motor $190 bucks Misc Parts $130.10 paint 10 to 15 bucks bolts 4 to 5 bucks other parts was donated. Unisaw was a gift. I install a WWII 40 tooth blade.
Here is a short clip of my Unisaw Running! http://s26.photobucket.com/albums/c141/beginnerwoodworker/?action=view¤t=100_1430.flv
I started back working on my Unisaw agian, I am repainting it smoke gray, I got tired of that blue color paint. I also planning on getting a motor cover, mounting my switch under the fence rail. Adding a dust port , getting a handwheel tilt, and getting a knob for my fence.
I am wondering could I mount my table saw switch here? Would double sided tape hold it?
I went bought some 1/2’’ pipe, and nipples and install the switch like it was original.