Unisaw #1: Two saws in one

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Blog entry by Rich_LI posted 03-19-2014 08:21 PM 2048 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I purchased a used Unisaw on CL for$ 500, from the S/N it is 1978. On the same day I purchased a Biesemeyer fence fro $200. So $700, not bad. I then put new bearings on the Arbor and motor, took it apart and painted it. I previously had a Delta 34-335 10” tilting arbor saw (Table Saw) and wonted to bolt them together so I could keep a dedicated Dado Blade in the 34-335 ( of course I had to rebuild that saw also). Well this was a challenge, because the 3 HP motor on the Unisaw stuck out so far I had to make an extension to fit between them. I used a length of 6” channel steel belt sanded and wet (oil) sanded. Made a dust chute internally and a very long mobile base. What a saw, no vibration and power to spare.

You can see the Air inlet holes on the motor cover and the draws I added for tools and zero clearance inserts, the air inlet holes keep the motor cool and keep saw dust moving to the dust collection port. On the far side of the saw is a door to the cabinet below the 34-335 saw. Someday my kids are going to have to figure out what to do with this behemoth. But until then its all mine !

-- Rich LI, Life is short, buy more tools !

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#1 posted 03-19-2014 10:15 PM

That is one awesome looking setup – Congrats!

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI

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#2 posted 03-19-2014 10:30 PM

Whoa! Did you have to get a zoning variance for that?

-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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