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Branum

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1598 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

Hello all

I think I may have done it! I may have found a gem! I found an old (1960-80) unisaw for sale and am going to look at it in the next couple days. After lots of research and patience the road may be nearing the end. I have one question though. I know these saws are heavy, so is it possible to tear one down to load and transport it? If so, how difficult would it be? I am planning on a complete tear down and rebuild if I do buy it so I don’t mind getting it into my shop in pieces. Thank you all for your time and expertice!

Branum (with tempered excitment!!!)

-- Branum


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buffalo689

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#1 posted 1598 days ago

Hello Branum ! I think if you just take the wings off you’ll be able to handle it , unless you are gonna try to stuff it into a volkswagon or something ..Hint, don’t cut any wood on it if you’re gonna rip it down, because once the sawdust starts flying, you won’t be able to stop !..Good luck..Bill

-- bill

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ClayandNancy

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#2 posted 1598 days ago

I’ve been looking for an old Unisaw to rebuild. If you can take the side wings and the top off would make it easier if your planning on refurbishing it anyways. Make sure the motor works, seen a few guys get bit there. Be great to see some pics on your progress.

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blackcherry

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#3 posted 1598 days ago

Try to have two heavy duty post so that you can first set the saw onto before lifting onto a tail gate or trailer. You’ll use these again on the unloading part. Have a third person available so they can help guide you in placing the base onto the two post really helps. Two guys in decent shape can handle the lifting of the main body with out taking off the top. I would recommend removing the wing and table extension if present. A couple of tension strap will come in handy as well, good luck on your purchase. BC

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blackcherry

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#4 posted 1598 days ago

Good luck

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LeeG

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#5 posted 1597 days ago

Rent a low trailer. We just moved a whole shop full of delta tools with just 2 guys onto a low trailer with a ramp. We used a sheet of 3/4 plywood to smooth out the ramp and it went pretty smooth.

-- Lee in Phoenix

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mike85215

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#6 posted 1597 days ago

Branum….A few weeks ago I bought an old 34-450 Unisaw. The man that sold it helped load it onto my Ranger pickup. When I got home my wife helped to unload it (while it was still intact and in just one piece. Yes they are heavy but if you use the leverage in your favor they are not too bad. As for making it lighter….The wings are removable with just 3 bolts per wing, the top is removable by 4 bolts (one in each corner), the motor should also be removed it weighs in at close to 75-100 lbs. on it’s own. I would suggest that you go to the Delta parts site and download an owners manual (free) before you go to pick it up and get a little familiar with it before taking it apart.
Congratulations !! They are an awesome saw, I am sure that you will like it a lot.

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Branum

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#7 posted 1597 days ago

Hello all

Thank you for your advice but I have a new problem!!! With all my research and patience I missed one important issue…..what to do if the saw is a 3phase motor!! I was under the assumption (the mother of all @#$% ups) that all I needed was a 240-40 dedicated circuit to run the saw. From what I have been reading I need a phase converter, either rotary or static. Please, can someone out there clear this up for me? What exactly do I need to run this saw? A little info….. the motor is a 3hp 3phase 1970’s delta motor. I have a small box in my shop with 4 15amp circuits. I was planning on having an electrician rewire the box so 2 circuits would run the saw, one circuit for the garage and lights in the shop, and the last circuit for the outlets in the shop. Thank you all for your time!!!!!

A slightly stressed Branum!!

-- Branum

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buffalo689

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#8 posted 1597 days ago

Try looking into a new replacement 220 volt motor for that baby, don’t give up yet !http://www.electricmotorwarehouse.com/woodwork_motors.htm It all depends on how moch you can spend

-- bill

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