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Forum topic by mw7018 posted 01-21-2016 02:45 AM 840 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-21-2016 02:45 AM

A Unisaw came up on CL—Delta Unisaw with Beisemeyer Fence – 3/4 h.p . Good Condition runs well.

Is this a decent deal?

The pictures were sent in an email and I can figure out how to past them in here, but saw looks very old.

Mike


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#1 posted 01-21-2016 02:51 AM

What’s the price

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#2 posted 01-21-2016 02:59 AM

Sorry folks – asking $700.

Mike

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#3 posted 01-21-2016 03:00 AM

If it’s $2, it’s a great deal. If it’s $276,000, I’d probably pass.

Edit, ah, you posted right before me. That’s a so-so deal, depending on the condition. The motor is underpowered and you’d probably want to upgrade it.

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#4 posted 01-21-2016 03:03 AM

Yeah. That’s need to see pictures and be in great shape kinda territory

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#5 posted 01-21-2016 02:07 PM

I don’t think Delta ever made a 3/4 HP Unisaw.

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#6 posted 01-21-2016 02:13 PM

All depends on condition, fence, motor etc. Just a gut fill before pics are posted I would think its high. You may post pics of the UniCaddy and I have to eat my words.

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#7 posted 01-21-2016 03:31 PM

You won’t be happy with a 3/4 HP TS (if there is such a thing).

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#8 posted 01-21-2016 04:00 PM

Is it really 3/4hp or is that a misprint? It’s far more likely to be 3hp. If it’s really old, it might have a 1hp RI motor, but have never heard of a 3/4hp on a Unisaw.

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#9 posted 01-21-2016 04:42 PM

If it is a good deal it was sold while you were waiting for people to answer this post. If it’s still available then it probably isn’t a good deal.

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#10 posted 01-21-2016 04:49 PM

IIRC, from it’s intro in 1939 up until sometime around the early 50’s, you could get a 3/4hp RI bullet motor. As all of the bullet motors, they are beasts weighing in at about 100 pounds and produce a significant amount of torque due to their weight. Also, horses back then were way bigger than the ones we have today :)

Just a side note… they also offered a 1/2hp RI motor, although those are very rare in the wild. And you could get bullet motors that used single or three phase A/C or even DC!

Cheers,
Brad

PS: If you get to look at it, try and find a serial number.

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#11 posted 01-21-2016 04:52 PM

Pictures would help, or a link to the ad. I have a 1hp RI motor on my older one and it’s about as old as they get, I think 1948?

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#12 posted 01-21-2016 06:15 PM

For those interested, here are the motors that were available for the Unisaw in the 1940 catalog:

And the 25 pound cast iron goose-egg motor cover was an optional accessory… for an extra $5.35 :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#13 posted 01-21-2016 10:15 PM

Well you learn something new every day. Mine’s no. 8300, I wish that could help date it,. Those cast iron goose egg covers sure have appreciated quite a bit!

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#14 posted 01-21-2016 11:40 PM

And here it is

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#15 posted 01-21-2016 11:56 PM

It’s at the top end but definitely worth it

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