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Forum topic by MedicKen posted 10-26-2010 04:57 PM 2121 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2010 04:57 PM

I am reluctantly selling my unisaw. I have purchased an Oliver 232 and need the room. The saw is from the late 60’s and has undergone a complete teardown and restoration. The saw has been completely stripped of all rust and painted original Delta colors. It is a 2hp 3 phase motor that has new bearings and runs so smooth. New belts. New arbor bearings. The saw is right tilt and has a 52” Biesmeyer fence with home made extension table covered with white laminate. This is an older unisaw and the cabinet has the cast iron motor cover or “goose egg”. I will also include an Osborne miter gauge as it will not fit the Oliver. Also for the saw is a TECO FM50 VFD drive that will allow the saw to be run from a 220V single phase outlet. I will also include some of the 10” blades I have used on the saw. 40T Forrest WWII, Freud 30T glue line rip. Both have been recently sharpened and cut nice. I am asking $800 for the saw and will help with removal and set up if semi local. You will notice that the pics are of a saw that is not complete. I never did take pics of the saw after it was finished. The dust door is complete with new Delta badge and knob. The router table in the left extension is NOT included.

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 05:10 PM

800? YIKES! sounds like you are losing money on this one after all you’ve put into it. what a steal!

of course… thinking of the Oliver it doesn’t really matter does it?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 10-26-2010 05:28 PM

Sharon…I am losing money. At lot of money. You have to remember the Oliver is a 1” arbor and the 10” blades wont fit. The VFD I am using is too small to run the Oliver so a new one will be ordered. I have put almost a grand into this unisaw and its well worth the asking price

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 05:29 PM

Drool city, wish you were closer…I recently help a friend restore one of these and was amazed at how quiet and vibration free it was, also how hefty the top was…it’s a beauty of a saw hope it find a fine woodworker…BC

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#4 posted 10-26-2010 05:35 PM

Always a shame when need forces the sale of beloved possessions.

May you get top dollar for it, and may it go to a good home.

I’ll second the “if I were closer ….” thing.

And … yeah … Oliver ?? Methinks you’ll stop missing the Uni, at some point ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 10-26-2010 05:51 PM

Hey Ken
I don’t have the room or funds but someones going to get a sweet saw that you have some much time in.
a real classic.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 10-26-2010 06:40 PM

Ken, you’re killing me! If I had $800 right now, I’d go ahead and buy it and make the trip from Colorado (I’ve decided I’m going to give my father in Southern California my Walker-Turner when it’s complete, so I’d be hauling a saw each way).

Oh well, I’d have to run a 220 line to my shop – I’m sure that would just be too much trouble anyhow…


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#7 posted 10-28-2010 05:28 AM

I’m in canada and I want it….. but way too far…

Nice saw, the new owner better appreciate it!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#8 posted 10-28-2010 04:32 PM

Wonderful Unisaw, if my shop were even started I would buy, but thank you for the mention of the Temco
FM50. I was not aware there was another method to hook up my 3 phase VariDarive to my almost new 1950s
46-305 Rockwell Delta wood lathe. I had been saving up for a Rotary phase converter that would have been
much bigger and more expensive. I just had to look up the Oliver 232 and found one on line for only $3200.
A beautiful massive machine and I noticed that the factory picture showed two mitre guages on the saw that
looked way better than the one you get with new saws. May you enjoy your Oliver for many more years and
hope you have plenty of strong help when you move it into your shop and get it settled into its new home.

As ever, Gus the 71 year old laborer, trying to become a carpenters apprentice.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 10-28-2010 04:59 PM

Gus… The VFD is a wonderful way to get 3ph power at a relatively inexpensive cost. If you are considering a VFD for the lathe I would recommend a different VFD. While the TECO FM50 is a good unit I think there is a better option for a lathe. The FM50 will give you variable speed which is wonderful on a lathe, it will allow you to run the motor at less speed than the Varidrive will allow and still have the motor run at full torque. But the 7300 series from TECO does it with a potentiometer which is easier to dial the exact speed you are looking for. Info for the 7300 is here

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#10 posted 10-30-2010 10:43 PM

Just a quick update on the sale. I am really surprised at the lack of response Of I have received after posting the saw. I have listed in all of the usual places and to date I have only had 1 person interested. In fact, he may even purchase the saw. I know that times are tough and money is tight, but this is a wonderful piece of machinery and for most people would be more saw than they will ever need. I figured with all of the EXTRAS I am including it would have sold within the first 24 hours.

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#11 posted 10-31-2010 02:12 AM

I don’t know anything about an Oliver, but it must be some kind of awesome saw if you’re willing to part with this Unisaw that you put so much blood sweat and tears in.

-- Joe

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