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#1 posted 08-03-2015 10:04 PM

That Unisaw is a 1964 model, and is most likely 240v 3 phase. A VFD could be used to get it running, and run you about $150-$200 depending on amperage. Also figure in new bearings (arbor and motor – less than $30 total) and new belts (about $20 for a set of 3). Don’t know if it has a fence, but that will add more, as will a miter gauge if you want one (alternatively, you can just build a sled). The rest would be depending on how far you want to take it.. either just a good cleaning, or tearing it down to repaint/restore. It has the dust door, lock knobs (both frequently missing) and the nice cast iron base, which is a plus.


PS: A static phase converter, IMO, is not worth it.. it really isn’t 3-phase as it drops one lead after startup and reduces the HP of the motor by roughly 1/3.

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