|Forum topic by Kevin||posted 01-21-2008 07:39 PM||1359 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-21-2008 07:39 PM
Some of you may remember I posted a question to all about whether I should buy a Unisaw and dust collector at an unusually low price. Well, I did. I must say I couldn’t be happier with the two dust collectors. The Unisaw, however, has some issues. The previous owner obviously didn’t know how to take care of his tools.
So what is the question right. Well it vibrates. I cannot seem to get the saw to run without vibration. Even with the belts off and just the motor running it vibrates. Not uncontrollably, but I sure couldn’t stand a nickel on it. I took the motor off and cleaned up everything and made sure all was tight before reinstalling it. Still vibrates, not as much as before, but still more than my Ridgid contractors saw.
Anyone have any ideas on what I can do to reduce the vibration?
Is it worth putting the extra $$$ in it if I cannot fix the vibration?
Finally if I keep it, I want to build a fairly massive work area around it including outfeed table, side table, router table. Anyone have any plans or suggestions on that? Can I use MDF for the table top or does it need to be Formica?
Thanks a lot for all your help.
-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas