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I welcome everyone’s comments and suggestions. This is my first Unisaw. It’s my first cabinet saw for that matter.
I haven’t a clue what should be done or how to do it but here’s an update.
Last night I got on ebay and bought a new set of Delta belts. I saw a lot of link belt advertised but I’ve never tried those so I thought I would stick with the original design for now. Maybe I’ll try a link belt on my old craftsman TS.
I also bought a new cursor for the Unifence and a used Delta Stacked Dado Blade (‘cause I don’t have one and once I get started on ebay…)
In addition I bid on a new splitter and blade guard.
Today after work I will cut a new table board. I plan to make it a router table. Looks like the previous owner had done that as well.
Other than that I haven’t decided how far I want to go with this project. I originally figured I would just tune it up and start using it but now I am thinking maybe I should do a complete tear down and rebuild.
I was thinking maybe I would strip it completely apart and repaint everything, replace everything that needed it and then put it all back together.
Not sure yet.
Last night my wife said she wished I had bought a SawStop. I explained to her that I only paid $500 for this (so far not counting ebay) and I SawStop would be $3,000 or more. I would love to have a SawStop. I’ve never seriously hurt myself and I have a great respect for power tools but I plan to keep woodworking until I’m old and grey(er) and you never know what can happen so I wouldn’t mind having that extra saftey feature.
Then I thought maybe I should completely restore this saw, sell it and put the proceeds toward a SawStop.
Anyone have any thoughts?
Okay now some questions for all of you:
What is the best way to clean/polish the cast iron table top? You can see in one of the videos that it has a pretty big stain on it.
How far would YOU go in fixing this Unisaw up and why?
If I decide to disassemble it completely how big of a job is that time wise?
Finally, having seen the photos and videos is there anything that jumps out at you that should be addressed regardless of which route I decide to take?
I can’t wait to hear your comments. Seriously I can’t wait, so say something even if it is just “Hi”.
I’ll post more when I can.
-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.