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Posted on Delta Unisaw 10" Tilting Saw.. do i pull the trigger for $500?

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#1 posted 01-12-2016 11:32 AM

Unisaws are easy to move with a pickup truck and 2 healthy men.

Remove the fence, fence rails and side extensions, also the saw blade and blade insert. Do not remove the cast iron top. Place the saw up against the tailgate of the truck with a moving pad or heavy blanket spread out in the truck bed and overhanging the edge of the tailgate. You and a friend can then tip the Unisaw to catch the overhanging edge of the saw’s top on the tailgate of the truck. Then with one man on each side, rotate the Unisaw until it is sitting upside down in the bed of the truck. It is not necessary to lift the full weight of the saw this way. Slide the upside down saw and the blanket forward until the saw is between the wheel wells of the truck bed and tie it in place. It will ride better upside down because most of the saw’s weight will be down next to the truck bed.

To unload, just reverse the process. It will only take two healthy men to do this at each end of the trip. Most of the weight is in the top portion of the saw and the top plate, so the effort to do this will be much less than you might expect since the heavy part of the saw remains on the truck tailgate during the loading and unloading. Two healthy men can do it easily.


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