|Forum topic by Phred||posted 01-12-2010 06:26 AM||1863 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
01-12-2010 06:26 AM
Thought you might enjoy some of my pain tonight, After restoring my Unisaw, the last thing that I needed was a new base, you can see by the first pic that the base I got with my unisaw was cracked really bad. (part of the reason I got it so cheap. I went on owwm.org, and met someone online who had one spare one, and we agreed on a price, however, it took a grand total of 5 months to get it (customs held it up REALLY good) finally got it the other day, cleaned it, sprayed it, and now it’s time to install it. However, me being the lazy guy I am, I did not feel like dis-assembling the saw, the fence, the side table, the outfeed table, etc.. so.. here are some pics of how to change it the hard way!
First Pics, Here is the saw just resting on the old base (you can see the back crack, and the bad paint job the saw had before)
Here is the “Chair” I built around the top of the saw, the plan was to jack it up 1/2” and let the saw hang in the air while I change the base. I already jacked it up in the picture, and it’s sitting on the 1/2” spacers I made up.
And now, for a magic trick! how to make a Unisaw Hover!
Here’s the base before it gets bolted on!
And Finally, the finished project. I find that now that the saw is bolted on, it much more stable then just sitting on top of the post. (yeah, go figure) Finally, the Unisaw project is complete!!
For those of you who are wondering, this is what the saw looked like when I got it…. Saw was Built June of 1954, Still running with the original motor! Only thing I need now is the Goose-Egg cover…. but.. that can wait :)
-- But honey.. this new power tool will pay for itself when we re-do the kitchen!