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Forum topic by WayneC posted 06-19-2011 06:30 AM 1155 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2011 06:30 AM

Says he is asking $500. It has a couple of zero clearance inserts, cross cut sled, new belts, woodworker 2 blade, biesmeyer fence, and a new arbor that should be installed.

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#1 posted 06-19-2011 01:34 PM

Buy it. The fence alone is worth that. I just bought an old unisaw and trust me, there is a difference.

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#2 posted 06-19-2011 02:39 PM

I agree, this appears to be a steal!! If I needed a saw I would buy it…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 06-19-2011 02:51 PM

WOW! If I lived closer, you wouldn’t need to ask about that deal, cuz it would be GONE!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 06-19-2011 03:03 PM

In all honesty I would pass. Delta went through a really hard time back in the 70’s and began “value engineering” there stuff. They cut to lower quality materials and the workmanship also declined. Delta also shipped their manufacturing overseas in the early 80’s making them even less desirable. What is a good deal with this listing are the accessories. I “might” consider them for what they are but the saw itself is not worth more than about $150.

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#5 posted 06-19-2011 04:39 PM

Since it was wired 110, I wondered if it was a 1 1/2 horse saw or such…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 06-19-2011 05:26 PM

That’s only an average price for such a saw in California with a 3HP
motor. Some people might want a 110 volt cabinet saw, but
upgrading to a 3HP motor is going to add considerably to a new
owner’s cost unless you have an appropriate motor on hand.

I’m not sure if you can install a common farm-duty motor in a unisaw,
and if you can’t you might have to track down a motor designed
for the saw or go to great lengths to modify the motor mount to
take a common 56-frame motor.

I’ve never owned a unisaw, so I can’t comment with authority here,
but a 1.5 HP saw is just not in the same class as a 3 HP saw no matter
how the cabinet and top and trunnions are made.

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#7 posted 06-19-2011 05:31 PM

I have no idea what the acutal horse power is in the saw, but have seen some with smaller hp motors. I also belive you can wire a 3hp motor to 110, but not something I would want to do. I agree with Ken that one of the main selling points would be the accessories.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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