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Got rid of the SS and got a unisaw.

by agallant
posted 12-19-2011 05:57 PM

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#1 posted 12-19-2011 05:58 PM

Great looking saw. Congrats!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 12-19-2011 05:59 PM


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 12-19-2011 05:59 PM

HOOOOOORRRRAAAAAAYYYY! Please do share more. I’d rather have your Uni than an army of SS. I’m curious what drove you to make the switch. You’re going to catch hell for this one, lol;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 12-19-2011 06:01 PM

That is a nice looking saw, may it be a long and successful relationship.

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#5 posted 12-19-2011 06:04 PM

I am sure this will turn in to another WWIII SS thread. After living with the SS for a year I just decided that it was not for me.

Here are my top three reasons.
1. SS has big balls asking 2K+ for a contractor saw. I bought it but on principal alone it was driving me crazy.
2. I was turning the safty off allot for fear of tripping the break on a staple, wet wootd etc.
3. Too much time and money on my hands I guess. I like new toys.

It was pretty much an even deal, what I sold the SS for I was able to but the unisaw.

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#6 posted 12-19-2011 06:05 PM

Boy! That’s a new wind blowin’.
What made ya switch?


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#7 posted 12-19-2011 08:29 PM

It’s a nice looking machine. Congratulations.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-19-2011 08:45 PM


-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 12-19-2011 09:21 PM

You made the right choice….just happen to own one of them myself…Delta, tha is…....good move….

-- " I don't makes my coffee spill...."

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#10 posted 12-19-2011 09:39 PM

Great looking saw!

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#11 posted 12-22-2011 04:14 PM

That’s exactly the set up I have, except my aftermarket insert is red. My only complaint is if you’re not using a dust collector the dust builds up inside the machine very quickly and you have to dig it out.

What is SS?


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#12 posted 12-22-2011 04:25 PM

I have a DC hooked up to the back of it though I can tell the guy that had it before me did not….

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#13 posted 12-22-2011 04:25 PM

@stargazer SS= Saw Stop

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#14 posted 12-22-2011 04:47 PM

If you’ll take some aluminum sticky tape…the kind that heating and air conditioning guys use, and seal off all the holes and cracks around and under the top of the saw, and hook up d.c., it’ll perform a whole lot better and you’ll see a big difference…... I did both of mine like that, and it made a world of difference…

-- " I don't makes my coffee spill...."

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#15 posted 12-23-2011 11:44 PM

Beautiful Saw. Wish I had the room for one. ‘nuff said on my comments about SS, and Whirlwind. Just to let you know, I removed the blade guard – but left the splitter – on my Craftsman Saw. Yeah I know, “Getting real brave aren’t you”? Gotta let go sometime. Just have to keep my “hot dogs” out of the way.

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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#16 posted 12-24-2011 01:40 AM

Looks like a really sweet saw with all of those extras on it !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#17 posted 02-16-2012 06:09 PM

Looks great.

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

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#18 posted 02-16-2012 06:13 PM

Great looking saw. Good choice!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#19 posted 02-16-2012 06:25 PM

Have the same saw and mobile base – only difference is i cut a hole in the extention table and put a router lift in and added a remote paddle switch for the Router on the Right corner below the table.

-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady

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#20 posted 02-16-2012 08:21 PM

Great looking Setup!
I like the over the table gaurde , does yours hook up to the DC system too?

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#21 posted 02-16-2012 08:39 PM

That sure is beefier than the SS contractor saw. Nice setup.

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

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#22 posted 02-16-2012 08:42 PM

Yeah I have the DC off to the side. It works fairly well, better than on the SS

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