Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #12: Run out! Now, while you still can!

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Blog entry by Bothus posted 09-29-2009 03:44 AM 1717 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi Guys,

In my 15 minutes of free time today I decided to check the run out on my arbor with my new digital dial indicator (since it has no dial shouldn’t it called an LCD display indicator?)

I welcome your comments but please remember, it’s my first time so be gentle.

I would normally put a catchy caption here but I haven’t watched this video yet so I don’t know what to say.


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

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#1 posted 09-29-2009 04:05 AM

You need a helmet cam ;)

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#2 posted 09-29-2009 04:23 AM

Yeah I do.

I was daydreaming about how I could make one out of wood as my first project for my new Unisaw.

I just watched the video myself. I guess I shouldn’t have unplugged the headset ‘cause then the sound volume went way down.

I also think I should try to limit these video to about one minute. I’ll see what I can do in the future.


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

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#3 posted 09-29-2009 04:27 AM

Baseball hat and a little duct tape can do wondrous things. The guys on the model airplane site that I run do something like this so that they can fly and video tape at the same time.

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#4 posted 09-29-2009 07:29 AM

A good site for a little basic info:

I would tend to think that runout should first be checked at the blade. That’s where the rubber meets the road. If you’re good, there, then—to some degree—it doesn’t matter how it got there.

The article (and my perspective) also agree about getting everything nice and clean before you check.

Another article … from a site I’ve enjoyed reviewing:

Good vid. Made popcorn around half-way through it!

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 09-29-2009 03:49 PM

you going good ,this is how you tune a old unisaw.I’ve read that you always check the arbor first and can sand lightly to adjust small areas,and use a lathe for bad areas.looks pretty good though,cleaning first is a must just might be perfect after a clean.again check out if you are into these old unisaws or have any questions and I mean any,these guys know it all.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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