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Blog entry by RCT posted 08-27-2012 04:52 PM 3689 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok went and picked up another unisaw. Look at this junk it is not painted brown this is rust!
Thought I’d show how bad they can get when left out in the weather. I was told this is only about a year of buildup but I am skeptical. I’ll let you know how this works over the next few days.

-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"



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Grumpymike

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 07:31 PM

I would be interested to know what the asking price was for a Unisaw that looks like it was used for a boat anchor??
You are the only person that I know that sees it’s true value.
Best of luck on this huge project.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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RCT

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 01:42 AM

More pics of a truly ugly unisaw.

Grumpymike—I’ll let you know after I get farther along the way it looks now I just can’t say it out load

-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"

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Grandpa

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 02:05 AM

I hate to say it but this looks more like 15 to 20 years build up to me. Is that a carbon steel blade (without carbide tips)? People haven’
t used those in years and years.

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 06:20 PM

The reason I was asking what they were asking for the saw when you bought it is that I am looking at a Rockwell Unisaw here in Pheonix. It is 220v. single phase 3 hp with a Balder moter replaced in 1995. Biesmyer fence, not the 52 inch, looks like about a 36 inch. Anyways they are asking $599 and I clean up the minor surface rust.
You can see it on C/L Pheonix/tools. is this too good to be true??

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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RCT

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#5 posted 08-28-2012 09:25 PM

Grumpymike I would say not so good to be true. My other unisaw is a 3ph 3hp machine that came with a Biesmeyer 7’ fence, a Biesemeyer overhead blade guard, and an out-feed table. for the same price. So good but not unbelievable well worth it. Be sure of the replacement motor because the base frame needs to be made for the unisaw normal motor brackets can have clearance issues when modified for the unisaw. They can work just do your due diligence. They all will have a little surface rust hear and there. My new one is an extreme exception.

-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"

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#6 posted 08-28-2012 11:42 PM

RCT
Thanks for the info, I will check the mounts carefully. WOW a 7’ fence ?? egads, I’d need to do an addition …
I have a Rigid 2424 that i bought used and it is serving me well at this time, but the fence leaves a bit to be desired, and being a contractor style every time I need to set to 45 degree I have to move the outfeed table.
Looking to upgrade on a budget.
Thanks again for the info.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#7 posted 09-02-2012 06:04 AM

So sad to see abusive treatment to fine machinery.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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RCT

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#8 posted 09-16-2012 12:48 AM

Look here to see this get fixed
http://lumberjocks.com/RCT/blog/31816

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