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Slickscustoms

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05-31-2017 05:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta unisaw

I’m new around here and just picked up a used unisaw. I have to run a plug for it in my shop but the guy I bought it from ran it and it ran great. It came with several delta accessories. How can I tell the date of the saw? I don’t see a serial # on it. Thanks!!


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DirtyMike

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#1 posted 05-31-2017 05:57 PM

good looking saw. serial should be on the rear of the saw via a sticker. yours looks to be made around the mid 90s to early 2000’s. Brad will be along shortly , he is the unisaw guy.

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#2 posted 05-31-2017 06:07 PM

Serial number on back will have a number that can trace mfg date. I think a bit earlier than Mike, but not sure though.

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hairy

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#3 posted 05-31-2017 06:43 PM

That looks a lot like my 1989 34-802 , type 2. First 2 numbers of serial #is year made.

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MrUnix

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#4 posted 05-31-2017 06:53 PM

Yup… there should be a serial number tag on the back of the machine. Based on the logo, it has to have been made sometime after ~1985 when Delta was sold to Pentair and they changed the logo to that triangle thing. And the Unifence was discontinued sometime in the mid to late 2000’s.

Hairy, does yours have a dust door? I don’t know when they got rid of it, but I’ve seen pictures of 1990 Unisaws that didn’t have it…

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Nubsnstubs

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#5 posted 05-31-2017 09:57 PM

You should find the data plate/badge on the cabinet below the table top under the one of the guide slots. Mine is just above the magnetic starter.

Hairy, don’t take offense, but my saw serial number is MC 5760. A former employee purchased it new in the mid to late ‘80’s and when he shut down in “92, just before tearing up my left hand, I bought it from him for my shop….. I know it wasn’t made in ‘57….......... Jerry (in Tucson)

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MrUnix

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#6 posted 05-31-2017 10:05 PM

my saw serial number is MC 5760 [...]
I know it wasn’t made in ‘57
- Nubsnstubs

That would make it a 1982 model.
After July 1982, they switched to a new serial number format that had the date code as the first three digits (YYM).

Cheers,
Brad

PS: After a little research, it appears that 1988 was the last year the Unisaw had a dust door…

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Slickscustoms

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#7 posted 06-01-2017 02:17 AM

I found the data tag on mine it was on the back, couldn’t see it for the fold down out feed table. The first digits are 93. I haven’t got the unifence adjusted square yet and not real impressed with it so far. I got the saw running today after adding a 240 plug in my shop. The saw runs great and I’m excited to get some use out of it.

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firefighterontheside

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#8 posted 06-01-2017 02:30 AM

What’s the problem with the unifence? I just put one on my saw and I like it. Mine came with he peach tree uni-t.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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sawdustdad

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#9 posted 06-01-2017 02:54 AM

Love my Unifence. It can be configured multiple ways that other fences cannot. For example, you can pull it back so that it does not extend past the blade, and use the fence for a length stop for multiple crosscuts with a miter gauge, and the cutoffs will be past the end of the fence, a much safer situation that using a stop block on a Biesmeyer fence, for example.

Nice Unisaw, BTW. Mine is a Rockwell. Not sure of age, but I’ve had it 20 years.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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GR8HUNTER

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#10 posted 06-01-2017 03:02 AM

very nice saw …GRATZ and Welcome 2 LJ’s :<))

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Slickscustoms

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#11 posted 06-01-2017 04:54 AM

I’m sure I’ll like the fence once I get everything squared up. I’ve been searching craigslist for a cheap saw to use for building beehive boxes but after looking at cheap junk and not being satisfied I found this one local and went to look at it the day it was posted. It’s more saw than I’ll ever need but it’s quality and was loaded out real nice.

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hairy

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#12 posted 06-01-2017 11:16 AM


Hairy, does yours have a dust door? I don t know when they got rid of it, but I ve seen pictures of 1990 Unisaws that didn t have it…

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

No dust door. My serial # starts with 89J. http://www.ereplacementparts.com/delta-34802-type-1034-tilting-arbor-unisaw-parts-c-3275_3334_14084.html

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/delta-34802-type-1034-tilting-arbor-unisaw-parts-c-3275_3334_14083.html


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hairy

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#13 posted 06-01-2017 11:19 AM



You should find the data plate/badge on the cabinet below the table top under the one of the guide slots. Mine is just above the magnetic starter.

Hairy, don t take offense, but my saw serial number is MC 5760. A former employee purchased it new in the mid to late 80 s and when he shut down in “92, just before tearing up my left hand, I bought it from him for my shop….. I know it wasn t made in 57….......... Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/DeltaSerialNumbers.ashx

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Slickscustoms

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#14 posted 06-01-2017 06:37 PM

H

heres the reason I wanted a table saw. .750 box joints.

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