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Delta Unisaw 400 Bucks!

by Jacob Lucas
posted 10-17-2011 02:39 AM


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blackcherry

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#1 posted 10-17-2011 03:06 AM

Jump man Jump, nice looking saw…BC

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#2 posted 10-17-2011 03:09 AM

Looks like a good deal, from the picture, at least. Definetly worth a look and test drive.

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#3 posted 10-17-2011 03:09 AM

400 is a good price for a working unisaw. If that fence and extension table comes with it then its even better. Unisaws are solid machines and the basic design hasn’t changed since they started making them back in the late 30’s (until a couple of years ago that is).

Things to look for, make sure you can support the motor that is in the saw. If it needs 220volt then you need 220 as well. If it is a 3phase machine then you need 3phase etc.

Take off the motor cover and look at the trunions, make sure they have all their teeth and don’t have any cracks. That model is a newer one so I wouldn’t expect any problems, but it is still better to to be safe then sorry. If you decide to buy it consider taking the motor out of the saw when you transport it. To do that you will probably need a set of punches (at least the 1950’s model did. don’t know if they changed the motor mounting design).

Good luck!

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knotscott

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#4 posted 10-17-2011 03:24 AM

It’s got a nice Unifence. Looks like a steal at $400….even if it needs a motor, it could still be a good deal.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#5 posted 10-17-2011 03:34 AM

Looks like mine. :)

An absolute steal for that price!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#6 posted 10-17-2011 03:41 AM

Yeah in the add he says that it has the attached router table and fence also.

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#7 posted 10-17-2011 03:46 AM

i wonder what he got is that in the fresno madera area if it is ill get it

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#8 posted 10-17-2011 04:00 AM

Looks like a right tilt, can anyone confirm?

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Jerry

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#9 posted 10-19-2011 12:14 PM

Thanks for the comment Jacob. I get on here a ton and believe it or not I never even seen this blog. It is a decent saw. I feel a little bad now knowing you wanted it. Truthfully I have been looking for a unisaw or pm 66 since 2009 but with my smaller budget it would have to come from CL.

And I seen them from time to time but I have just missed out. I geuss this time I was just fast enough.

Jacob, if your in my area and we both are woodworkers, we should get to know each otger better in the future. My shop is out in the country south of San Antonio. I build mostly kitchens, wall units and some desks and bedroom furnishings. My phone number us 210-274-8185 and our web site is www.topqualitycabinets.net

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#10 posted 10-19-2011 12:54 PM

Unless the blade is already tilted in the pic, it’s a left tilt…check the front handwheel location.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#11 posted 10-19-2011 10:32 PM

why can’t i find a unisaw in my area that looks that good for that price!!!

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#12 posted 10-19-2011 10:49 PM

Motor cover on the right side, it is a right tilt. Mine is the same saw.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Nevaehawk

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#13 posted 10-20-2011 06:34 PM

Looks like a right tilt to me. Our company Unisaw is 25 yrs old and the trunnion’s are worn out. So make sure you check into it. Is it worth it to buy replacement parts or a new saw? The cost of parts and labor would be tremendous.

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Minorhero

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#14 posted 10-21-2011 03:25 AM

In my mind the only way trunnions could be worn out is if they are cracked or if the teeth are broken off. Either way there is no reason to pay someone to replace them. I is actually a pretty simple matter to replace them yourself. You only need a few wrenches to get the job done.

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Jerry

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#15 posted 10-21-2011 04:55 AM

I pic the saw up tomorrow. So not sure if it is left or right tilt. I can say this, I will truley be bummed if it is right tilt. My current saws are left tilt and I think left tilt is much safer and better.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Jacob Lucas

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#16 posted 10-21-2011 06:14 AM

Hope all goes well Jerry! If you are truly disappointed let me know and maybe we can work something out! -Jacob

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#17 posted 10-21-2011 07:05 AM

Also, I hope you weren’t effected by that nasty 4.6 today!

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Jerry

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#18 posted 10-24-2011 04:33 AM

Yeah, I did not even feel the 4.6, but my guys were working at our shop and they reported they felt it while working in the shop.

It is officially a right tilt saw. I must say that is a real dissapointment. Both our Ridgids are left tilt and much safer in my opinion.

I did sell the 4511 now for 350.00. It was a real good saw. I am surprized the 3650 did not sell first.

I sold the 3650 to one of my guys on a bonus work related program. My goal is to replace that saw with another 3-5 hp cabinet saw that is left tilt.

My end goal will be to finally upgrade all saws in future with saw stop like technology as budget increases.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#19 posted 10-24-2011 04:44 AM

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#20 posted 10-24-2011 04:45 AM

That’d be nice to have a Sawstop, especially from a shop owners point of view when you have men working for you. We had a 5hp Sawstop at work and omg did it cut smooth as butter! The only thing to watch out for on those is the older front trunnion brackets. Our tilt wouldn’t get any closer to 0 degrees than maybe 5. Where the worm drive is attached to the trunnion bracket on the bottom there is a new piece Sawstop has added to hold a bolt. The bolts purpose is to hold the worm drive up, thus keeping the drive gears enganged when approaching 0 degrees. It took about 3 hours or so doing it alone, so really it could have been worse.

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Jerry

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#21 posted 10-24-2011 05:54 AM

I have very little knowledge of the saw stop. A finger has contacted the blade on tge 3650 in the past. The injury turned out to be minor but there is true value in safety. I work with cash only, no credit debt or loans, so when I can free up 6000 cash (for two saws) i will upgrade safety.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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