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Restoring a ‘59 unisaw #1: From rusty to almost done and thoughts. Add other goodies.

05-07-2018 02:51 AM by TheFridge | 24 comments »

Picked it up this almost complete unisaw (missing miter gauge. Meh) off Craigslist for 450$ from a feller. With goose egg, dust cover, and extra 36” bies fence thrown in for free :) sold the jet lock for 50$. Have since acquired a 52” unifence missing a part or 2 but in good shape to use. Has a 2HP 3ph motor so I picked up a VFD for 80$ After selling off the other 2. While I’m at it :) Have since picked up a barely used performax 16/32 drum sander for 250$ and 420...

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More tools in the shop #1: New Larger Table Saw (Delta unisaw)

02-20-2018 08:15 PM by Plasmon360 | 3 comments »

This is my first time on lumberjocks and am new to woodworking. I converted my 2 car garage to a wood shop with basic woodworking power tools (bandsaw, planer, jointer, table saw, router and sander) that will help me with woodworking. I was not confident that I my continue woodworking as hobby so I never paid more than 150 dollars for a single used tool. Have been lucky so far in finding good deals. Among them is a Bt3000 Ryobi table saw that was given to me by someone for free who inherit...

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Tool Trek #3: The Search for Unifence

07-03-2017 05:15 PM by magaoitin | 0 comments »

This was a busy weekend for me to fix tools. I have needed a new Unifence from the day I bought my cabinet Unisaw. Being an auction junkie, I picked up a Delta Unisaw 34-802 Type 1 with the 52” Unifence, at an online auction a while back for $200. I did not get a chance to go down and view the saw before I bid, and there was only a single photo for the online auction. With an actual dedicated shop that has room for big equipment, I figured it was time. It was a gamble but all the parts lo...

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Questions about my new Biesemeyer fence #1: Need some advice....

11-11-2016 08:30 PM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 2 comments »

My new Delta table saw came with a Biesemeyer fence. My old Delta had a unifence. Now, I did like the unifence and found it to be rock solid and versatile. I particularity like the flip stop on the bottom of the rail. Man, I used the stew out of that feature. Now, today….the Biesemeyer fence doesn’t have this feature. I am hoping my LJ buddies out in Workworkland can give me a hand. (poet and don’t know it) What do you all use to ‘remember’ settings on your &#...

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Unisaw Restoration #3: Is 4 tables saws too many?

05-28-2016 03:23 PM by Rapola | 0 comments »

I made some decent progress on the unisaw. With the exception of the yoke/motor bracket assembly, all of the base components are disassembled and I have started stripping the old paint off the cabinet. Hopefully I’ll finish out this long weekend with most of the parts cleaned and primed for final paint. There is a tapered pin holding the yoke/motor bracket together that has thus far thwarted all reasonable attempts with PB blaster and heat. In reading various forums, it seems the ...

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Unisaw Restoration #2: Call the midwife

05-17-2016 01:12 AM by Rapola | 0 comments »

I started breaking down the pile parts that you could call a unisaw. Despite the heavy surface rust, the tops cleaned up pretty nice. ~1.5 hours total time to remove the top and extension wings run a wire wheel across them then hit with 100—>220 grit in the ROS and coat with some wax. I wasn’t sure if the tops were too far gone, but so far so good. I’ll probably run one more polish (fine sanding) and waxing before final install, but for now it’s one big item ...

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Unisaw Restoration #1: Weight Breakdown of a Delta Unisaw

05-10-2016 02:28 AM by Rapola | 1 comment »

Wanted to give a detailed breakdown of the weight of a 1960’s era Delta Unisaw Total weight ~320 pounds (145kg) Top – 60 lbs (27kg) Extension Wings 2 @ 22lbs ea = 44 lbs (20kg) Cabinet with basic components (motor mount, etc) 120 pounds (54kg) Motor 60 pounds (27kg) Cast Iron Base 30 lbs (14kg) These will easily fit in the back of a small suv. 4 bolts should allow you to remove the top with the extension wings; saving ~100 lbs (45kg); optional if you want to ...

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My 1997 Delta Unisaw 36-815 Refurbishing #6: Assembling rails and fence parts

02-02-2016 04:11 AM by Holbs | 2 comments »

Just about done with the tear down and re-assembly of this Unisaw. After last blog entry and before this one, I had to ask advice about belts & such. You can read it here in the forums: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/141986 What a great adventure this is. Rails & fence mostly assembled. Cast iron top miter slots have been aligned with the saw blade. But now comes the next phases: mobile platform and consideration of slapping my Bosch 4100 into the right wing extension and ong...

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My 1997 Delta Unisaw 36-815 Refurbishing #2: Working the table top cast iron

01-18-2016 06:48 AM by Holbs | 6 comments »

What I found that works for me: ROS & 3M pad for rough work. I swap to 320 then 600 wet/dry sandpaper for hand sanding with WD40 as lubrication. I will use denatured alcohol to clean off the top then wax later as I still have the miter slots to work on next time. I was smart :) Cut a 55 plastic gallon trash bag in 1/2 and laid ontop of my new work table.As it arrives in my garage: First general pass with my ROS & pad: After ROS & pad: After razor blade use to remove ...

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My 1997 Delta Unisaw 36-815 Refurbishing #1: Tear Down

01-17-2016 07:25 AM by Holbs | 10 comments »

Spent most of this Saturday tearing down everything that I could. Started off removing the top that had NO shims at all. Found white power everywhere from the cultured marble cutting that was done on this machine. Took time to air blast and brush out all that I could. ————————— Took a picture of the electrical switch for future hook ups since I have to remove the cord & motor. —————R...

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