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Forum topic by Cactuspete posted 12-03-2015 04:07 AM 1011 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cactuspete

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12-03-2015 04:07 AM

looking for a used Unisaw. Older model preferred.

-- Thomas, Marion, Illinois


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 12-03-2015 04:21 AM

Aren’t we all :)

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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#2 posted 12-03-2015 11:19 AM

Yep. I cant stand just having one. Buy i ll trade mine for a 12/14 or PM 72.


Aren t we all :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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SawSucker

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#3 posted 12-03-2015 02:43 PM


Aren t we all :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


Nope, I’m not. Cabinet saws are built for industrial use. Most people that think that they need an industrial saw don’t know what a good brand of Contractor’s saw is, and or don’t know how to plug a Contractor’s saw into an appropriate electrical circuit.

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Bluepine38

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#4 posted 12-03-2015 05:22 PM

All it takes is lots of patience or lots of money , took a few years, but I finally got my 1949 model for
$100 and a lots of work. Keep an eye on Craigslist and the auctions.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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MrUnix

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#5 posted 12-03-2015 07:32 PM

Nope, I m not. Cabinet saws are built for industrial use. Most people that think that they need an industrial saw don t know what a good brand of Contractor s saw is, and or don t know how to plug a Contractor s saw into an appropriate electrical circuit.

- SawSucker

LOL – Yeah, we get it – you are on a ‘contractor saw for all’ crusade as we have witnessed over and over again in many of your posts. Unfortunately for you, there are plenty of people (in a non-industrial environment) who prefer them over their lesser counterparts, and you really need to climb down off your soapbox and maybe respect the fact that others might have different needs and desires than you.

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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#6 posted 12-03-2015 07:40 PM

Not to sound too self righteous…never mind.

I never thought one could put “good brand” and “Contractor s saw” together…in the same sentence, and be serious. I assume you are serious.

So if we are talking about a saw that stays in your shop, you would pass on a cabinet saw in favor of a contractors saw? For your birthday someone gives you a nice cabinet saw, do you take it back to the store and use the funds to do something else with?

Steve
Intrigued, as always

Aren t we all :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Nope, I m not. Cabinet saws are built for industrial use. Most people that think that they need an industrial saw don t know what a good brand of Contractor s saw is, and or don t know how to plug a Contractor s saw into an appropriate electrical circuit.

- SawSucker

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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ThomasChippendale

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#7 posted 12-03-2015 08:30 PM

Good reading

http://www.happywoodworking.com/Tablesaws.html

I especially like the pride of ownership paragraph…

Unisaw Owner and proud of it

-- PJ

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SawSucker

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#8 posted 12-03-2015 10:15 PM



LOL – Yeah, we get it – you are on a contractor saw for all crusade as we have witnessed over and over again in many of your posts. Unfortunately for you, there are plenty of people (in a non-industrial environment) who prefer them over their lesser counterparts, and you really need to climb down off your soapbox and maybe respect the fact that others might have different needs and desires than you.
Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

You mean like the constant Cabinet saw crusade that I’ve seen for years almost daily ? Oh how dare I bring up a Contractor’s saw.

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levan

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#9 posted 12-03-2015 10:39 PM

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MrUnix

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#10 posted 12-03-2015 10:39 PM

You mean like the constant Cabinet saw crusade that I ve seen for years almost daily ? Oh how dare I bring up a Contractor s saw.

Dude.. the guy is looking for and asking specifically about a Unisaw… your tirade about most people not knowing what a good contractor saw is or how to plug one in (both here and in most every other thread you have participated in) was neither constructive or informative or even humerous. You do appear to have a rather large chip on your shoulder that you just can’t seem to get rid of unfortunately.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: Despite your continuous claim otherwise, cabinet saws are not strictly for ‘industrial’ environments only.

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

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CharleyL

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#11 posted 12-04-2015 03:52 PM

There’s an older Unisaw for sale on NCWoodworker. A little rough, and I think he wants too much, but here is the link.

http://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/classifieds.php?do=viewitem&itemid=1838

This industrial saw is also for sale.

http://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/classifieds.php?do=viewitem&itemid=1860

Charley

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SirIrb

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#12 posted 12-04-2015 04:04 PM

I saw the 12/14 on CL. LET IT BE KNOWN!!!!—I will trade my uni for this. Any takers?

I think the Uni is a bit high. Just me.

Great saws, both of them.


There s an older Unisaw for sale on NCWoodworker. A little rough, and I think he wants too much, but here is the link.

http://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/classifieds.php?do=viewitem&itemid=1838

This industrial saw is also for sale.

http://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/classifieds.php?do=viewitem&itemid=1860

Charley

- CharleyL


-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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SawSucker

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#13 posted 12-04-2015 04:05 PM



your tirade about most people not knowing what a good contractor saw is or how to plug one in (both here and in most every other thread you have participated in) was neither constructive or informative or even humerous.
Cheers,
Brad
PS: Despite your continuous claim otherwise, cabinet saws are not strictly for industrial environments only.
- MrUnix

Perhaps you didn’t learn anything, but others might have.

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bigblockyeti

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#14 posted 12-04-2015 05:38 PM

That Unisaw for $600 seems ok, might be a little more telling if it was cleaned up and better pictures were taken. If I were to sell mine, I wouldn’t take less than $500 for it and that’s even a little low for my area. Location, location, location, it matters alot as to what kind of $$ you can expect, especially for something that can’t be reasonably shipped. In 2008 I saw tons of deals on everything in and around Detroit as the economy went belly up and many who worked in the auto industry getting paid 5 times what they were worth got smacked with reality. All of the sudden it food and shelter became pretty high priorities. Boats & motorcycles were in some cases 90% off what they would have been offered for just two years prior, wood working tools weren’t too far behind.

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alittleoff

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#15 posted 12-04-2015 05:58 PM

I didn’t know that I got such a good deal on mine when I bought it for 125.00. It’s torn apart right now being cleaned, repainted and new vfd installed on it. I’ve checked everything out and all is fine. Just need to get it back together.
Gerald

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