LumberJocks

Reply by toolie

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Question about the Delta Unisaw

View toolie's profile

toolie

1762 posts in 1286 days


#1 posted 11-10-2012 02:34 PM

while the older units (40 YO and more) are well built with heavy CI components, there are a number of things that can go wrong and be expensive to repair/replace. the sawcenter in springfield, mass. is a great source for all things unisaw related:

http://www.sawcenter.com/unisaw_faq.htm

their FAQ section is really good info for anyone considering a pre-owned unisaw. wish i’d seen it before i got mine.

i got this unisaw for $40 in gas money to go pick it up:

after having the motor bearings replaced, a new arbor, arbor pulley and and bearings (from the sawcenter), new belts, new motor fan and putting about 80 man hours into the saw, i had this:

which performed like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0CGeTLNrCo&feature=plcp

i put a total of $600 into the saw and sold it for $800. cabinet saws are nice, but just not necessary for what most hobbyist WWs do. when i was originally told, incorrectly, that my motor was fried, i looked into replacements. the guy @ sawcenter laughed when i asked him about a 5hp stating that 3 hp was overkill for hobbyist WWs.

a decent uni, and never buy one if you can’t power it up, should go for $800-1200, with the more expensive saw usually having a better than OEM fence system.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase