|Forum topic by kennyd||posted 04-07-2010 05:39 AM||5249 views||0 times favorited||18 replies|
04-07-2010 05:39 AM
I’ve been searching for a table saw upgrade and I think I’ve found it. Just wanted to check in with you folks here and see what you think. Initially I was trying to keep within my budget of around $300 – 400 but then I ran into this deal and I think I have to jump on it.
It’s a Delta Unisaw, Model# 34-801F with a 52” Delta Unifence #36-889, Delta outfeed table, Delta sliding miter table, and an additional Delta support table to the right of the saw. Sorry, in my haste to get some answers here I ran off without those part numbers. It also comes with 2 sets of stacked dado blades, a 10” Freud set and another 8” set that I can’t remember the manufacturer, a bunch or regular 10” blades of various tooth count, and some jigs that the owner has laying around as well.
It seems to be in fantastic shape. A little dusty from sitting for a couple years but it looks and operates great. The blade adjustment wheels turn smoothly, the fence seems to be rock solid, and motor is quiet as well.
The only negative for me at the moment is that it’s wired for 220 which I don’t have in my shop. I have no more room in my main breaker panel so I have to add a sub-panel before I can even use the saw. Not a bad thing but with all of my budget money going for the saw I won’t have the funds for the panel yet. Anyway, I can grab this saw up for $700.00 and the fellow that’s selling it to me will even let me pay him the $400 that I have and then pay the balance off over a couple of weeks. He’s a great guy who just doesn’t want to own a cabinet shop anymore. He closed the business down a couple years ago and his machinery has been sitting in his shop ever since. I should also tell you that I recently purchased his Powermatic #044 14” bandsaw for $225.00 and that’s in mint condition as well.
Is there anything I should be taking a hard look at on the saw to determine the condition other than the basics that I’ve mentioned? I’ve never owned a saw like this but it sure has been a dream of mine for a while now.
OK, I’m rambling so I’ll post this and wait for your valued input.
Thanks in advance,
-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.