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Unisaw 1963 #1: She Spins on her own

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Blog entry by RCT posted 597 days ago 998 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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See http://lumberjocks.com/RCT/blog/31773 For the real first entry to this blog I cannot get it to move?

She Spins on her own,

set up for 220V. I needed to replace some wire to get her going.The switch box is over built but the switch is cheep and I could not believe that they used aluminum from the plug to the windings.

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



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exelectrician

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#1 posted 594 days ago

I can help, but I need more photos of where each wire goes also the “she spins on her own” statement does that mean the motor runs but makes noise? or just spins easily by hand? Do you want to change the voltage? like I said show me detailed photos of each wire and I will tell you where to connect every wire, okay?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 594 days ago

exelectrician
Thanks for the offer but the motor is working well. I had to replace the wire down to the coils as the insulation was in bad shape and the wire was aluminum. Do you know about the time line of this. I have heard that the unisaw had copper the whole way. This seems to be from the factory just interested in when Delta changed and how long they used aluminum. If you look at how this saw looked you’ll understand my joy at “She Spins on her own”
Thanks again for the offer May need it later.
RCT

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

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#3 posted 584 days ago

Hi RCT, Aytime you need (or any one else) for that matter need help with motor connections, I am willing to put my experience forward.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 511 days ago

Hello Exelectrician. I just got a 1963 unisaw and i have yet to power it up. the guy i got it from said it is wired for 220v single phase. i took the switch cover off and see a green white and black wire. which i associate with 120v. i can’t easily get to the J-box on the motor to see what wires go to what in there, but i know that coming from the motor to the switch is green white and black. here are some pic’s of the plate on the motor. i can’t make out the 220v wiring vrs the 120v wiring…. any info would be supper great!

thanks!

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