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Forum topic by sconnie posted 10-22-2017 01:43 AM 373 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sconnie

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10-22-2017 01:43 AM

Hello everyone. I have an opportunity to buy what I think is a 1946 Unisaw and was just wondering if I could get some feedback on if I should pull the trigger or not. The saw looks to be in fairly decent shape for its age but it’s missing the dust door and motor cover. I was also wondering if there is any aftermarket riving knife for This saw. Thanks


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BobHall

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#1 posted 10-22-2017 01:52 AM

I love my ‘59 Unisaw. If condition is good you will love it. Parts are pretty common and available on OWWM.ORG How much is it offered for?

-- Bob "jack of all trades, master of none"

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sconnie

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#2 posted 10-22-2017 02:09 AM

He’s asking $100.00

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BobHall

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#3 posted 10-22-2017 02:24 AM

You can’t lose, get it.

-- Bob "jack of all trades, master of none"

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MrUnix

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#4 posted 10-22-2017 02:50 AM

Motor alone is worth the asking price… dust door is an easy replacement and the motor cover was optional and a lot never had them to begin with.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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sconnie

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#5 posted 10-22-2017 03:39 AM

I pulled the trigger. Thanks for the help gentlemen. Does anyone know if the new adjustable riving knife from shark guard would work on this saw? Thanks

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jonah

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#6 posted 10-22-2017 11:43 AM

It should work, but email Lee and ask him.

You also might want to think about a fence upgrade. Those old saws are built like tanks, but the fences really left something to be desired until the Unifence/Biesemeyer came around. I recommend the Very Super Cool Tools fence, but any t-square style fence will be better than the original one that came with it (assuming it hasn’t been upgraded).

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 10-22-2017 01:26 PM

pictures or it DID NOT happen LMAO :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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sconnie

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#8 posted 10-22-2017 04:34 PM

I already started to take apart the saw to clean it and check it over. So far it’s in pretty good shape and everything seems to work smooth. The only problem is the table is in rough shape cosmetically but shouldn’t effect operation at all. As far as the fence goes I think I’m going to swap over my T2 from my craftsman 113. Thanks

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Bluepine38

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#9 posted 10-23-2017 03:36 PM

The motor on that saw is probably an induction/repulsion motor unless it was changed. The rotation of the
motor is changed by rotating a plate on the inside of the motor, and if you disassemble the motor the motor
will have to be timed-the plate correctly placed- for the motor to operate properly.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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