Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #13: I got the parts from Delta (DeWalt, Black and Decker, whatever)

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Blog entry by Bothus posted 09-30-2009 05:13 AM 1611 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got he parts in today for my Unisaw. Unfortunately I did not have time to work on it… but that didn’t stop me from making two short videos.

Made in USA

It’s not you, it’s me.

Take care guys.


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

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#1 posted 09-30-2009 05:37 AM

I really think it’s you.

Good luck on getting your money back!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 09-30-2009 05:42 AM

Thanks for the update. I couldn’t believe made in China thing. I recall working at a place where we just stuck lables on the parts, some would say made in USA, and some would say made in China. Go figure…..

-- Mike, VT

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#3 posted 09-30-2009 01:53 PM

I really don’t like hearing that we can not trust the labels that are attached to things we buy. I especially don’t like hearing this about manufacturer’s that we have all grown to “trust”.

I want to believe that if Delta is using imported parts that the QUALITY is still there (because they carry the Delta name).

Made in China does not necessarily mean that the parts are not quality parts———just like Made in the USA does not mean that they are quality parts.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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#4 posted 09-30-2009 05:10 PM

Delta, owned by Black & Decker, like all B&D companies have gone for the cheap labor. I agree that this doesn’t mean necessarily poor quality, but pay close attention. Good example being the new saw which everyone, ie, retailers, magazines etc are pushing as “American made” is (as stated by Delta) American assembled !

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#5 posted 09-30-2009 07:08 PM

Well I was leaning on buying a new Unisaw but I think it is overpriced, seeing that SS Professional you get the brake. SS is made in Taiwan I believe. I believe we will see Delta name to be around for the next generation or so.

-- Mike, VT

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#6 posted 09-30-2009 08:17 PM

I may sound like a geek, but I am really excited about this bearing installation. I have heard so much about it from other posts but I have never seen it done. I want to thank you for putting this out there. I think everyone appreciates seeing what they only hear about. Keep up the good work!


“When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do.”

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#7 posted 09-30-2009 09:23 PM

Thanks to all for the feedback.

Dwain, I’m getting excited about it too but it looks like with my work schedule I won’t be able to do anything on it until Friday afternoon.

I know for a normal person that is only two days away but for me that’s TWO DAYS AWAY!!!!!!!


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

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#8 posted 10-01-2009 05:44 AM

All good things take time, before you know it the 2 days will have come and gone. So thank you for those video updates, really appreciate it!

-- Mike, VT

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#9 posted 10-18-2009 08:09 PM

Uh, the bearing is a standard bearing that you probably could have gotten from McMaster-Carr. My Snapper mowers have the same bearings. Delta wouldn’t manufacture its own bearings (would be stupid to do so). So, I’d ignore the Made in China thing, in this case.

-- jay,

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#10 posted 10-19-2009 06:24 AM

keep on keeping on

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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