|Forum topic by MikeUT||posted 02-22-2016 04:59 AM||878 views||0 times favorited||24 replies|
02-22-2016 04:59 AM
The last little while I have been itching to get a new table saw. Actually, I have been itching for an old table saw. I see old unisaws and the like restored and it makes me very jealous. I love restorations and I have been wanting an upgrade from my Porter Cable jobsite saw. Last week I saw a pretty good deal on a 50’s unisaw that needed some work on the motor. I set up a time to meet with the guy but then he sold it from under me. All week I felt sorry for myself and felt violated. On friday night a similar saw came up. It was listed for $150!
He was a good ole farmer who got it from his grandpa and just wanted it out of his shop. I would have paid him the $150 but the fence was missing parts so we agreed on $125. It is pretty rusty but everything but the fence is in good working order.
From the serial number plate it looks like the saw was made around 1945. The motor purrs like a kitten. I do need to replace the belts but that is easy. I need to get the rust off the table and the sides. I haven’t decided yet but I will probably repaint it as well. It is missing the front cover and the bubble but from what I’ve seen that is pretty common. It is also missing the cover plate for the switch.
Does anyone out there have this fence on their old saw? Can anyone show me the parts for the clamp-down portion of the fence so I know what to look for? I am excited to get it up and going. Oh, and I will be able to sell my job site saw for more than I paid for this one so I will be like making money on the situation.