120 volt unisaw???

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Blog entry by Bill1225 posted 12-08-2011 07:19 AM 1863 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

one of the older carpenters at work offered to sell me a unisaw from the late 80’s early 90’s has older style fence but he said it runs on 120 volts did delta make this or was this saw pieced together? If so would be adequte for a dado/ rabbit saw?

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 09:01 AM

well i would guess if it’s a 120v saw it’s a bit older then the 80’s but most of the older uni saws say 50’s and older are 120v and only 1.5 horses. these machines work just as well as todays due to the type of motor used.

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 05:19 PM

Hey Bill, I have an older Uni Saw from the 60’s that was wired 120v, I had a friend wire it to 220v and it works great. They are great saws so if the price is right. Doug

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 05:32 PM

Prior to 2005 I owned a 1947 Unisaw and it was 120v. It had enough power to do whatever I needed to use it for and was a saw that could last a lifetime.

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 11:40 PM

Bill, I have a unisaw of that vintage. Has 3his hp motor which will run on 110 or220. Easy to change. Great saw.

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 11:54 PM

i went at it today its weird it kinda looks like a mini unisaw the hand wheels are smaller and a lot closer to the top its 10” 1 1/2hp 110 volt i did buy it though i payed 250 i figure worst case i could make it a hell of of a job site saw saw

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#6 posted 12-09-2011 04:51 AM

Bill, sounds like it may not be a uni. Delta had what one might call the origional hybrid saw. Quite a bit lighter than the uni, also had the same trunnion as the cont. saws. All of them I have seen were labled tilting arbor saw. They were 10 inch with 1 1/2 hp. Not a bad saw at all, just not a unisaw.

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#7 posted 12-09-2011 05:12 AM

this is the only image i could find on the net anyone have any info it

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#8 posted 12-09-2011 05:18 AM

I believe it is just as I described. Look up in there and see if you can tell if the trunnion is mounted to the top cast iron surface or the cabinet itself. Better yet just do a quikie and look under the cast iron top just outside the cabinet perimater and look for a mounting bolt near each corner. My guess is you wont see any. But never the less enjoy the saw. JB

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