Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #1: Initial photos and videos

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Blog entry by Bothus posted 09-18-2009 02:55 AM 3467 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought this table saw from my boss for $500. I thought it was the one we used to use before we got the SawStop but he said no that was a bigger 5hp monster. Turns out we bought this one used two years ago and have never even powered it up. Fun stuff.

First impression

Safety Label

Unifence, among other things


Miter gauge

52” Unifence rail

HTC Mobile base

Rail pulled away from extension table board

Unifence rail is drooping

Cleaned up a little

Switch Box

Need a new cursor

“Rusty Blade” sounds like a action figure

Need a splitter

No 220 outlets here.

If you are electrically inclinded.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 09-18-2009 06:09 AM

Hey Bothus: Looks like you got a good start on the saw just by gettin’ her cleaned up a little.
She sure was a mess. Why would anyone let a good saw like that get that way?
A little TLC (maybe a lot), and she’ll be purrin’ away. Looks like a replacement table board is in order.
Can’t wait for the final results. I have a new Unisaw w/ a Biesemeyer fence and 52” rip. I really like it alot.
You’re gonna like this one too, I bet. Happy endeverors.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#2 posted 09-19-2009 11:10 PM

You should like that saw. I have pretty much the same thing. How is that mobile base?I have the Delta brand base. It’s crap. Welcome to LJ!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#3 posted 09-20-2009 06:21 AM

Hey Rick, sorry I didn’t answer sooner. I thought I did but I see I didn’t. I am loving the saw. I can’t wait to get it finished. I cut a replacement board already but then I decided to take the whole thing apart and check it out. I’m no expert so I am relying on you LJ’s to help me through this.

Hi Hairy, I’m not sure how the HTC base is because I don’t have anything to compare it to. In part 2 (or 3) of this blog thread there is a video where I turn it upside down a show the casters. They are 2 1/2” diameter and 1 1/4” wide. They are pretty beat up so i just ordered new ones from McMaster-Carr. BTW the way, I love the paraphasing of Monty Python in you signature.


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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