1966 Unisaw Refub #1: What a find!

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Blog entry by jbswearingen posted 07-10-2012 02:25 PM 1543 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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On a whim, I typed in “Unisaw” into the DC CL search and this popped up. $150 was his asking price, and I was the first to call. By the time I got to his house four hours later (after work, and it was 1.5 hours to his house), a dozen had called. The seller was really nice in both holding it AND not raising the price on me.

He wasn’t home, but his wife and son were there to help load it. They bought it about 15 years ago with him saying, “I’ll get it running one day.” That day never happened, and he found a brand new Uni that he loved and jumped on it.

His wife and son were really nice, friendly folk, and Shyanne got to run around on the farm, chasing chickens, while we loaded it up.

I don’t know any details, aside from the fact that it’s a 3ph motor. I’ll find out age, etc., later on, and decide whether I’ll get a phase converter or replace the motor with a 1ph 220V piece.

I’m really, really happy right now. And in a bit of shock.

-- Semper fi, Brad

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 02:35 PM

Nice find. I wish I could get something similar.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 02:40 PM

I said the same thing for years! Timing is what it comes down to. And luck!

-- Semper fi, Brad

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#3 posted 07-10-2012 03:29 PM

Congrats. Looks like some work ahead of you, but you will have a great saw when you are done.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#4 posted 07-10-2012 03:39 PM

You, good Sir, are one lucky man.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 07-10-2012 10:24 PM

Great find. I would love to have it sitting in my shop.

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#6 posted 07-11-2012 03:19 AM

Nice find! Lucky.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#7 posted 07-11-2012 05:00 AM

Wonderful, I know it will get put to good use

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

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