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Blog entry by Wayne99 posted 09-14-2011 05:50 AM 1702 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Anybody know anything about this saw
Model# 83-611C
6206L5271 G6501
Type CS
Cat# 2-34-4517
1 1/2 HP
Unifence, table extension
Runs good,
Have chance to get it for nothing, but dont know anything about it
Would appreciate any help



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NormG

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 06:06 AM

Take the offer, great saw

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 09-14-2011 06:44 AM

Its a Canadian made unisaw. I would estimate age as late 50’s to early sixties based on the style of the plinth, cast base. They are awesome saws and with a little maintenance will last another 50 years. If you are considering purchasing take a close look at the belts, arbor bearings, spin the blade by hand and listen for any unusual noises, raise and tilt the blade all should move smoothly. Parts are no longer available from Delta, however they are readily available online. The best source for info and parts is on Vintagemachinery.com and .org. I would consider it. I did have a unisaw of the same vintage and found it to be a great saw. I opted to do a complete teardown and restoration on it basically because I did not know its history and it had been sitting outside for a number of years. I did sell the saw but only because my ultimate quest saw appeared. If you get the saw, replace the motor bearings, arbor bearings and belts. Money wise you are looking at about $50.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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Bigrock

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#3 posted 09-15-2011 02:36 AM

Take It and don’t look back.
I think the throat plate is the same for it as the after market throat plate. Some from one of the Woodworking Mag. did a video series about rebuilding one of these. He also added Dust Collection. It does not have a spliter. The after market throat plates will fix that.

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MrDan

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#4 posted 09-15-2011 02:46 AM

Grab it! At that “price” you can put a little $ and TLC into it and have a great saw. If transporting it would be a large cost then do what MedicKen mentioned and check it out really well first, but you can’t beat free for that level of quality.

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