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Finaly, I bougth a saw

by b2rtch
posted 05-09-2012 11:05 PM


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#1 posted 05-09-2012 11:13 PM

Congratulations! It looks like you hit the mother lode of good deals.

-- Art

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#2 posted 05-09-2012 11:17 PM

Pictures are required at this point! Congrats.

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#3 posted 05-09-2012 11:18 PM

Congrats Bert- was that the Unisaw you were looking at before or another one?

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Loren

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#4 posted 05-09-2012 11:22 PM

Very nice deal you made. 200 clamps? Wow.

If your saw lacks a shroud around the blade for dust
collection, you may need to make one if there isn’t
an OEM available. There’s a thread on another site
about making them.

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?142688-Under-table-Blade-dust-shroud-for-1970-Unisaw

Alternatively, make a sort of square funnel with a 4”
dust port on the middle and mount it inside the saw
so the dust that falls into the cabinet gets steered
into the dust hose.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#5 posted 05-09-2012 11:23 PM

Sorry , 20 clamps

-- Bert

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#6 posted 05-09-2012 11:27 PM

CATO , another one, the one I was lloking at go sold and really it was too large for my shop.
This afternoon I talked to a guy about buying his 52” Powermatic, I could have get it for $1200.00 but again it would have taken too much room in my shop. Today it was no less than 5 Unisaw for sale in Salt lake city.

Loren, thank you for the link

-- Bert

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#7 posted 05-09-2012 11:29 PM

Still, quite a score.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#8 posted 05-09-2012 11:43 PM

Well, It’s about time! LOL

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

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#9 posted 05-10-2012 12:00 AM

Congrats Bert…you know what they say though !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 05-10-2012 12:24 AM

Wait .. what was that … i thought i heard someone say …. YOU SUCK! (ahh now its an offical gloat ;) ).

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#11 posted 05-10-2012 12:26 AM

Thanks guys

-- Bert

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#12 posted 05-10-2012 12:32 AM

Bert, Those Jorgensen clamps are nearly worthless also they are extremely dangerous. I think you beter send them to me for proper disposal!

Like the others said… Pit-Churs!

Oh, and Ewe Suck!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#13 posted 05-10-2012 12:54 AM

Jorgensen clamps: I never used those before in my life.
What do you do with them?
One has a price tag for $23.00 on it.

-- Bert

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#14 posted 05-10-2012 01:22 AM

Was this deal made in a back alley? LOL. Oh yeah, I think the $23.00 ones were recalled, send em to me and I’ll make sure they get fixed up for you.

-- - Martin

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#15 posted 05-10-2012 01:41 AM

He shoots, he scores! Nice, but we definitely want to see some pics!!!!

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

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#16 posted 05-10-2012 02:21 AM

knotscott, you never saw a UNISAW?

-- Bert

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#17 posted 05-10-2012 04:18 AM

Welcome to the UNISAW owners club. I recently got a 84 model (3 hp 1ph right tilt) with a 54” fence and yes it really does take up a lot of space. I think that I might have been better off with a smaller fence but these saws just don’t show up here very often if at all and when they do you don’t get them for what you paid for yours. No matter what I paid or how much of a better deal you got these saws are still better than the vast majority of the current saws on the market in there price range.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#18 posted 05-10-2012 10:21 AM

”knotscott, you never saw a UNISAW?”

A Uni-what? ;-)

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

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#19 posted 05-10-2012 05:21 PM

Bert,

You didn’t tell me about the deal you got before I sent you a coupon code for a discount..lol.

Congratulations.

-- Please Pray for Our Troops / Semper Fi / Bob Ross / www.theborkstore.com

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#20 posted 05-10-2012 06:02 PM

Loren,
Thank you again for the link about the shroud around the blade but i just finish to read the all thing and the conclusion is that it does not work!
I believe that as you suggested I shall make a big funnel out of plywood inside the cabinet and connect my hose from the bottom of it. In addition I just ordered a blade guard with a port on it for dust collection.

-- Bert

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#21 posted 05-10-2012 08:20 PM

I just checked on the Bosch router I got for $50, it is Bosch 1611EVS 3 1/4 HP Variable speed Plunge Router.
It should do nicely in the router table I just bought if only I can mount it in it an d find an 1/2” collet for it

-- Bert

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#22 posted 05-10-2012 10:11 PM

congrats on the buy. pics! pics! pics!

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

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#23 posted 05-10-2012 10:31 PM

You wanted pictures, here you go ( it almost sounds like some of you do not believe me).
Notice the paint on the saw, it is immaculate, not a scratch ( Do I really want to paint it? May be not!)
This saw was built Nov 1987.

-- Bert

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#24 posted 05-10-2012 10:42 PM

Sorry for the pictures being sideways, I tried and tried again but for unknown reason I could not get them vertical. They are vertical on my computer

-- Bert

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#25 posted 05-10-2012 10:56 PM

I think that model is older than 7 years, but I could be wrong. I just thought Delta did away with that style of fence when they bought Biesemeyer. Either way, it’s just fine. You’ll have that saw for a long, long, time.

-- Cole - Rydal, GA

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#26 posted 05-10-2012 10:59 PM

Cole.As I wrote just above, this saw was built in NOV 1987, which makes it almost 15 years old.
The paint has no scratch, no blemish and no ding which makes me say that this saw saw (!) very little use.
The V-belts are original.
The table except for minor surface rust looks like new.

-- Bert

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#27 posted 05-10-2012 11:01 PM

Absolutely gorgeous and a great deal! Congrats on the saw and thanks for the pics!

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why

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#28 posted 05-10-2012 11:24 PM

It could have been repainted by someone.

-- "Of all the things I have lost in life, I miss my mind the most."

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#29 posted 05-10-2012 11:40 PM

lieutenantdan,it is possible but I highly doubt it

-- Bert

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#30 posted 05-10-2012 11:45 PM

I think you got a heck of a deal. The paint looks great….the top will clean up nicely, and with a new fence, new belt, alignment, and heck….got to get a new blade, then you’ll be all set to threaten some local trees.

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

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#31 posted 05-10-2012 11:53 PM

Great looking saw Bert…congrats…you will have years of fun with it.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#32 posted 05-11-2012 12:24 AM

Jonathan, I do not know about this fence either.
I bought it because I can afford the price and on Amazon the reviews are excellent. I looked ta the Beisemeyer and at h shop Fox also.
Do you have a better idea?

-- Bert

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#33 posted 05-11-2012 12:41 AM

great score Bert….

Your clamps are normally refered to as “hand screws” and they are great to have in the shop… they have a LOT of clamping power. I have one pair of large hand screws and I’m pretty sure that I paid $20 each for them. The old ones I’ve seen are more solidly built than some of the new ones.

We had a similar old style Unisaw in our foam fab shop years ago that was set up for dados all the time. Our maintenance guys had a 4” drop off of the central DC system plumbed to it, but the cabinet would fill up with debri and need to be scooped out every so often. So I think fabricating a funnel or buying some kind of shroud to mount inside is well worth the effort. Whatever you do, just make sure that the blade has come to a complete stop b4 you open the front door.

If I had just bought the saw, I would concentrate on getting the DC set up, do a complete alignment check on it, and possibly replace the belts first. Then I’d get to work on the router table and extension and outfeed tables . And then I’d use the saw for a few months b4 I’d pump money into a new fence. T-square fences are great, but in all honesty, the fence that’s one it may meet your needs just fine.

Good luck with it. It’s a solid saw and should serve you well.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#34 posted 05-11-2012 12:50 AM

P.S. Someone had fabricated a plastic corrugated cover for the moter on our old Unisaw and it did greatly help to direct the suck of the DC to the blade hole.

I used to use the saw quite a bit to make samples and learned to respect dado blades on it.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#35 posted 05-11-2012 01:13 AM

Bert, I think we went to different schools. Where I went, if we subtracted 1987 from 2012 the sum was 25, not 15…... LOL!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#36 posted 05-11-2012 01:27 AM

Not sure about your saw, but Biesemeyer rails bolt directly to most Delta saws with no drilling required. I was not able to use the rails that came with my new fence without drilling new holes which would be a PITA. A drill press is a necessity. Most machine shops charge by the hour with a one hour minimum making it non-feasible.

-- "Of all the things I have lost in life, I miss my mind the most."

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#37 posted 05-11-2012 01:29 AM

Dallas – A lot has changed since you went to school!

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#38 posted 05-11-2012 01:40 AM

Like everyone else I have to say you got a great deal on that saw. You will love it once you get it all setup.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#39 posted 05-11-2012 02:06 AM

Well sure looks like a nice deal. We paid 400 for our 9 year old unisaw on CL. I always vote to go with a good strong used saw or other machine over going new. A lot of money can be saved over a new model. With that said I will likely buy new someday in order to add saw stop technology to our shop. We run a shop and one of my guys has already cut his hand on our ts so the added benefit of safety is well worth the price when we are able to raise the funds someday.

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

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#40 posted 06-05-2012 04:42 AM

I’m jealous. I have thinking of getting a Beall Wood Threader kit and making my own had screws.

-- Salt Lake City, UT My goal is to live forever - so far, so good.

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#41 posted 06-05-2012 07:42 AM

your scoring better than the Jazz this year.. nice hit..20 clamps for 20 bucks there ought to be a law… wow..
great job… as others have said… wheres the pics?

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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