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Got rid of the SS and got a unisaw.

by agallant
posted 945 days ago


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 945 days ago

Great looking saw. Congrats!

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

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GaryK

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#2 posted 945 days ago

Nice!

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

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Bertha

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#3 posted 945 days ago

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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ShaneA

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#4 posted 945 days ago

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

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agallant

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#5 posted 945 days ago

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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Bill White

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#6 posted 945 days ago

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

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 945 days ago

It’s a nice looking machine. Congratulations.

helluvawreck

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 945 days ago

Wow

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 945 days ago

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

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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ChuckC

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#10 posted 945 days ago

Great looking saw!

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Stargazer

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#11 posted 942 days ago

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?

Rick

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agallant

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#12 posted 942 days ago

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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agallant

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#13 posted 942 days ago

@stargazer SS= Saw Stop

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Rick Dennington

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#14 posted 942 days ago

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 started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Jimbo4

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#15 posted 941 days ago

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.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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Dusty56

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#16 posted 941 days ago

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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Don Tikander

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#17 posted 886 days ago

Looks great.

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

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SnowyRiver

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#18 posted 886 days ago

Great looking saw. Good choice!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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DrDirt

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#19 posted 886 days ago

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.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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Scot

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#20 posted 886 days ago

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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knotscott

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#21 posted 886 days ago

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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agallant

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#22 posted 886 days ago

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

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