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Gerbah_from_Boston

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12-01-2015 03:28 AM

I was lucky enough to come across a vintage Delta Unisaw in excellent condition. In upgrading, I sold my Bosch 4100 contractor saw via craigslist. I’m now in the evening of the sale and pouring over the craigslist post as I take it down. I made a lot of mistakes, learned a lot and made some decent furniture on that tool. As much as I know I’ve upgraded, it’s like I’ve parted with a good friend. Anybody else know what I’m talking about?


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#1 posted 12-01-2015 02:51 PM

Yea, I upgraded from a Griz 1023slx a couple years back to a Sawstop ICS. That griz did well for 10+ years, and I sold it at a reasonable price.

When I helped load it into the guys truck, I felt like I was letting a friend go. But I’m sure it’s humming along and someone Else is enjoying it too.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#2 posted 12-01-2015 04:47 PM

I upgraded from an old Cman to a 1948 Uni. I felt like I was parting with a good case of a VD. It was—next to getting married and my son being born—the happiest moment of my life. After about 5 seconds of running the Uni you will wonder what you have been doing all your life without it. I really dont think you will have that lost-friend feeling once the chips start flying.

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 04:59 PM

Yup ^^^

I’m willing to bet that after using a heavy cast iron cabinet saw a couple of times, you will either completely forget about that plastic portable saw or wonder why you didn’t get rid of it sooner :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#4 posted 12-01-2015 06:02 PM

I was actually trying to avoid saying exactly this. Sometimes in the LJ family sometimes an intervention is needed.

So if you are reading this, have a plastic saw—I think we should all sit down and talk to you.

My humble opinion only: The price of an old uni is many times the same or cheaper than some of those big box store saws. There are hundreds of thousands of them out there if you need parts. [Urge urge…pushing out the aircraft door at 5000 feet] “Jump, Pablo, Jump!!!”


Yup ^^^

I m willing to bet that after using a heavy cast iron cabinet saw a couple of times, you will either completely forget about that plastic portable saw or wonder why you didn t get rid of it sooner :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


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bonesbr549

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#5 posted 12-01-2015 08:09 PM



I upgraded from an old Cman to a 1948 Uni. I felt like I was parting with a good case of a VD. It was—next to getting married and my son being born—the happiest moment of my life. After about 5 seconds of running the Uni you will wonder what you have been doing all your life without it. I really dont think you will have that lost-friend feeling once the chips start flying.

- SirIrb


now thats funny I don’t care who you are!

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Gerbah_from_Boston

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#6 posted 12-02-2015 02:30 AM

TheBonesbr549, thanks for the laugh. I still have some work to do to get the unisaw chortling like a fat man. Anybody got a line on a motor cover?

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#7 posted 12-02-2015 03:02 AM

I dumped an old Rockwell 9” contractor after buying my X5 Unisaw. I was hunting for a Powermatic T66. This deal was to good to pass up. Every time I hit the start button I’m so thankful I was able to score this fantastic saw. It’s made my working so much easier and the end results are so much better. I’ve never regretted giving that old saw away. Though I do wonder if the new owner is taking good care of it.

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#8 posted 12-02-2015 03:05 AM



TheBonesbr549, thanks for the laugh. I still have some work to do to get the unisaw chortling like a fat man. Anybody got a line on a motor cover?

- GerbahfromBoston

Go look over at the OWW forum. They appear there from time to time.
http://www.owwm.org/viewforum.php?f=4

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#9 posted 12-02-2015 03:08 AM

Anybody got a line on a motor cover?

Goose egg or squared type? OEM or reproduction? For the squared type, there were a few different designs depending on year.

Lot of folks just make their own as well.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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SirIrb

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#10 posted 12-02-2015 11:19 AM

The old goose egg seems to be a wonderful piece of iron that people got rid of when they bumped up the motor size of their Uni and had to chop the cabinet. My saw came with a plastic one and I have used it. Here is some before and after. the after has the plastic motor cover.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/104290

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