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Forum topic by Billysc22 posted 12-15-2016 03:31 PM 531 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Billysc22

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12-15-2016 03:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw refurbishing

Lost all of my large power tools when my mother divorced her most recent husband. Still not sure how that is possible, but I figured I’m young, so I’ll just start over. Putting together a new shop currently, and I happened across this gem. I scored this Unisaw and an old Rockwell jointer at the same time off of a banjo builder in Tennessee. Only cost me $150 bucks. I’ve seen similar switch covers on late 40’s models, so I’m just assuming its from that era(No serial number on it.). Now I’m working on cleaning it up and I had some questions that y’all might be able to help with.

What is the best fence system for me to slap on this thing?

Where is the best place to buy new left-hand thread arbor nuts for it?

Thank you guys in advance!

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 12-15-2016 04:42 PM

Fence is personal choice, most prefer the Biesemeyer, but there are others many like as well. It looks like you have the rails for a jet-lock fence already… has the fence gone missing?

For the arbor nut, do a google for 902-01-200-9848S

Cheers,
Brad

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knotscott

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 04:51 PM

The Biese is a great fence, but is pricey.

Vega and Grizzly/Shop Fox Classic both offer nice alternatives for a bit less.

The Delta T3 is an option that runs < $200….it might even be a direct bolt on with no drilling required.

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runswithscissors

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 10:40 PM

For a T square type fence, you will need to swap out the round rails for square tubing or angle iron, which is much better anyhow. The original fence was a horrible fence, in my experience. T square fences can be bought with new rails (Grizzly is one source). That saw should have standard table dimensions, so choosing the right fence/rail combo shouldn’t be hard. You might have to drill and tap the cast iron top, but that is really very easy to do.

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