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End_Grain

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11-02-2009 08:09 PM

Well, I received my ‘new’ but not current production model reconditioned Unisaw today from the shipping company. It has a paint rubs around the base that look like the banding boy was a little enthusiastic about securing it when it was new but tohter than that from outward appearances it looks new. The outside packaging was in perfect condition, not rips or tears, no fork holes. It would have been nice had today been Friday instead of Monday so help would be available on the weekend however I have read enough horror stories about most of the damages occur at the docks rather when in transit. And I can’t run around all week with it in the back of the truck waiting for the weekend either. So it was up to me to off load it. The first picture is of the saw still in the bed. I took this for posterity to prove that even if it was for a couple of minutes, I owned a quality table saw. The second picture is of it safely on the ground none the worse for the wear, ready to move into the shop. It was HEAVY but strapped to the two wheeler, I slid it off and down to the ground without a hitch. Well one hitch when it wanted to start turning sideways when the two wheeler caught on something. Well, I’ve taken a handful of IB Profen so I’m headed to move it to the shop.

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-- My greatest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I bought it for.


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#1 posted 11-03-2009 01:47 AM

I am sure the saw came off the truck a lot easier than it went on. I tried something similar earlier this year whenI unpacked my new saw. The instructions clearly stated to get some help lifting it off the pallet but, since I was working alone, I thought I can do it. Needless to say when I tried to lift it I ended up dancing with the saw across my shop and banging both my shins in the process. I did get it upright but I would have felt silly if I had dropped it.

The Unisaw is a quality tool that will be a welcome addition to your shop and should last you a lifetime.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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cstrang

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 02:00 AM

I have a Hybrid saw by Delta and that was heave, I can only imagine the weight of a Unisaw, let me tell you it was fun getting that downstairs… I dread the day that I move and I have to lug every piece of equipment I have to my new location, it was hard enough moving it with gravity on my side lol. Hope you enjoy the new saw.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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cstrang

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 02:01 AM

Haha, just read your signature after I posted the comment, I like it.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 03:27 AM

I’ve done the same thing before but slid my saw down a pair of 4×6s after taking off the tail gate. A pretty scary operation. I’m glad there were not any mishaps with your new saw,Enjoy.

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 12:56 PM

I laughed out loud at the “before pix” just to prove that you had a new saw!
Done that.. been there :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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End_Grain

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#6 posted 11-04-2009 04:50 AM

Well, today I actually made sawdust but I guess I I should digress and tell the tale of how I have been ‘allowed’ to buy a full shop of mostly brand new WW equipment. About 3 months ago or so, I got a wild hair and enrolled in a motorcycle training course (I am 51). Not that I want a motorcycle but I have always wanted to know how to ride one. Well I passed the course took my written test at DMV and there is now an ‘M’ sowing up on my license. I was casually looking a motorcycles on Craigs list and the boss went ballistic. ‘You’re 51, You don’t need a motorcycle, I’m going up your life insurance….....I’m sure you get the flavor here. About a month ago I suggested a complete kitchen update with the caveat I would need new quality Ww equipment. The boss said, ‘Get whatever you need.’ Fast forward to today and I have a shop full of equipment and no motorcycle. Eh, I never said I wanted a motorcycle did I?

-- My greatest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I bought it for.

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#7 posted 11-04-2009 01:12 PM

evil, end_grain….pure evil.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 11-04-2009 04:08 PM

I love it! I have to borrow some of your ‘bargaining’ tactics!

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End_Grain

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#9 posted 11-05-2009 06:54 AM

Well, I finally got the Beast working today and made some saw dust with it. Getting the wing extension on was a real challenge with only two hands. Everything else went together pretty easy. I don’t have the Bies on yet. Waiting for right extension wing to come in along with shorter rails. I could not see my way to taking the SazAll to the 50” rails that came with the saw. It felt criminal just to think about doing it.

WHile I have nothing in my past to compare it too, I am quite happy with my decision to buy this saw. A level and a straight edge laid across the full width of the table revealed no daylight under either nor high spots. Hopefully the right wing will match up so well. With the blade height properly adjusted and NO dust control system, I did not have much if any dust on the table. The elevation and quadrant wheels work smooth, very little vibration on start up and practically none after start-up.

Cosmetically speaking, my biggest gripe is the staining present on the table but then again that is what probably made it to the reconditioned status to begin with in the first place. I’ve scrubbed with 4-0 steel wool to no avail. I guess with time the rest of the table will just have to catch up

-- My greatest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I bought it for.

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#10 posted 11-05-2009 08:22 AM

Luv your motorcycle story you sly dawg!! :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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