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Forum topic by prap posted 02-14-2011 04:51 AM 1082 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2011 04:51 AM

What would an 8 year old Unisaw be worth with a Biesemeyer fence I don’t know the model number yet but was told table size was 30” x 52”?


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#1 posted 02-14-2011 05:41 AM

Maybe $800, depending on condition and part of the country you are in.

It’s probably a real good deal at $600 and a bit steep at $1000.

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 05:44 AM

Maybe $800, depending on condition and part of the country you are in.

It’s probably a real good deal at $600 and a bit steep at $1000.

Knock off $300 or so if it’s a 3 phase machine.

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 10:18 AM

OK I’m from southeastern MA and it is a single phase. I got this guys phone number late last night an and will try to get in touch with him on Monday. Let me put this an other way would you go with an used Unisaw for $800 or a new Grizzly 6090 for $1400 shipped?

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 02:22 PM

Prap:

A couple of things come to mind immediately: 1. Check the condition of the trunions. Unisaw trunions will crack/break if the blade tilt wheel has been turned but the saw is all the way recessed into the saw. 2. machinist’s straight edge and a feeler gauge are a must. Check the cast iron top for any irregularities. Your tolerances for flatness may be different than mine, but a warped top is a sure sign or a serious problem. 3. Look for obvious signs of problems… black marks around the belts/pulleys are sure signs of alignment and/or arbor bearing problems. 4. Phasing: make certain that you have electrical compatiblitiy. Hate to find out that it is 3 phase when you have single phase power supply or vice versa. Getting three phase to a saw can be cost prohibitive and easily sink a “good deal.”

The laundry list of other problems come to mind, but most are adjustable to a degree. It just depends on how “out of the box ready” your expectations of this saw are.

Good luck with your examination and/or purchase.

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#5 posted 02-15-2011 12:57 AM

Well I was to late on pulling the trigger on this one. The $800 Unisaw I saw on C/L is sold, the guy sent me an email today. I never did find out the model number,well it doesn’t matter now. Thanks for the info and suggestions on what to look for, I’ll keep them in mind for future reference.

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#6 posted 02-15-2011 01:15 AM

not that it matters but I think you’ll be hard-pressed to find one in good condition for much less than $1,000.

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