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Forum topic by Luthierman posted 08-21-2016 02:07 AM 237 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Luthierman

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08-21-2016 02:07 AM

I recently was approached about buying this for around 350 dollars. I believe at that price i really should get it. Is there anyone here who might have one and would share their thoughts on it? I don’t know much about it yet other than it has been rewired for 120v, has a beismeyer fence, and is friggin huge. Guy says he refurbished it and polished the top a few years back, we shall see I suppose. Comes with several blades including some scoring blades. I don’t have an actual pic yet, but I am going to look at it tomorrow. Someone please push me to where I need to go with this. My understanding is that it is more or less a unisaw on steroids. I will def put it back to 220 as 120 seems really inefficient for a saw this size. He doesnt have the original 3 phase motor anymore, which is fine with me because i dont want to mess with that hassle at my home shop. The work one, well that’s a different story.

Here is a pic from the net for reference

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana


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#1 posted 08-21-2016 02:23 AM

That machine was actually made by Invicta in Brazil under license from Delta. From what I’ve heard from others who owned one, It’s a bit of an orphan machine that competed with the Unisaw, which is why not many were purchased… most people either went with the well known Unisaw, or if they wanted bigger, they opted for the RT-40. AFAIK, it uses 10” blades, but can be made to use a 12” one. It also has a rather unusual 20mm arbor size. If it’s missing any parts (other than the normal consumables), finding replacements might be quite a chore.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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