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Rockwell Unifence

by indyj
posted 12-04-2017 02:46 PM


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Ripper70

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#1 posted 12-04-2017 02:52 PM

Is it like this?

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#2 posted 12-04-2017 02:54 PM

BTW, to post pictures click the “img” button just above and to the left of the text entry box.

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#3 posted 12-04-2017 06:34 PM

I bought a 34-444 new and mine came with a (Delta label) Unifence. I’ve always thought they were among the best fences available. Anyway, it sounds like yours has an older model Unifence mounted on it. What is it you are looking for? BTW, this may not be of use, but OWWM has a Unifence manual dated 1986, it may still have some info that's helpful.

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indyj

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#4 posted 12-05-2017 02:53 AM

Thank you so much for your response to my “fence” dilemma! I knew from the research I’ve don’t that Delta acquired rockwell and subsequently tly made some modified mechanical changes to rockwell’s “then” current unifence and incorporated similar features in their rendition of the rockwell fence! I found a similar PDF file on a more recent delta unifence but again some of the improvements made by Delta aren’t described in or do they include any cross referenced parts or replacement for the fence I have that is pre”DELTA/ROCKWELL” merger I guess you’d call it, thanks for your link TO OWWM too, I’ll be checking in to that! Thier site is awesome for the great vintage equipment that so out lives the new tools in the the big box stores today! Thank you again Fred, very much appreciated!
indyj

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#5 posted 12-05-2017 03:03 AM

No, Delta was bought by Rockwell (not the other way around) in 1945, and they owned the brand until they sold to Pentair in 1984. In some years, they marketed Delta equipment under the Rockwell name, but they were still Delta products. Essentially Delta=Rockwell as they were one and the same. The Unifence and Uniguard was part of the Unisaw family designed and developed by Delta. The only difference I am aware of in the Unifence was that at some point they changed the aluminum extrusion slightly, but that is about it. Everything else should be the same.

There are at least three manuals for the Unifence over at the Vintagemachinery site, and probably more as I didn’t really do an exhaustive look.

Cheers,
Brad

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#6 posted 12-05-2017 03:49 AM

Hello MrUnix, I’m happy to get so many responses to my newest project and addition to my small shop! My research has been limited as expressed and incomplete in the understanding/knowledge of the acquisition of Rockwell and or the sequence by which one bought the other only to be handed to another…. Thanks for your historical update for me! My primary concern is to restore the fence and rail to a properly functioning fence again but doing so I really want to do it with the original/parts/and or manufacturer’s recommended parts to get this fence back into the best condition I can and functioning as it should! I like the fence and the 52”rail system. I can see advantages and design ideas that became the ideal fence it is. The Delta saw however is going to take me a bit longer to revamp! It’s got to be aligned and a new bit and possibly some work on the motor assembly housing. The saw has a great deal of vibration in it and I’m not used to that as my other saws, Craftsman 10” direct drive is smooth as it can be and I’ve got a smaller 10” Black & Decker shop saw w/direct drive that it too is so very quiet, smooth and vibration free! Hey…. I appreciate your information about the fence! The PDF file is almost exactly what I have and with accepting to just a few changes in the fence body I can now see the parts that are the repair/replacements that need and can now finish this project. Thanks, indyj

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