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10-25-2011 01:58 AM

Got the new to me Unisaw set up and we have cut walnut with it. A thing of pure beauty!

I cleaned the top and waxed it with Johnsons paste wax. I plan to also go through the entire saw and lube and clean everything. I do believe this saw has been cared for fairly well. Down the road I would like to add a cast iron router wing which will add weight to an already heavy saw and will also make good use of our strong 3.5 up milwaukee router which features above table adjustments.

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#1 posted 10-25-2011 02:00 AM

Good find Jerry, may it be a long and happy relationship

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#2 posted 10-25-2011 02:07 AM

I will be keeping my eye on getting one more cabinet saw to replace the ridgid 3650. My goal is to get another unisaw or hopefully an older powermatic. My requirements for the next saw will be 3-5 hp motor, American made and left tilt.

I do look forward to many many years of fun with this Unisaw.

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#4 posted 10-25-2011 02:27 AM

Looks fantastic!

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#5 posted 10-27-2011 08:09 PM

It is always nice to get new tools of quality. Enjoy working with it, I love my unisaw.

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#6 posted 10-28-2011 02:51 AM

Thanks, me and the others in the shop live it. The Unifence is a ton better then the stock fence on the 4511. I really did not like the fence on the 4511 but I became used to it. The Unisaw cuts nicely through the material without bogging down, when cutting hickory/pecan lumber. My 4511 would bog down if material was fed to fast. I had just learned to feed lumber slower when using the 4511 and my 3650.

About the Unifence, it moves on the front rail smooth, locks down easily on any measurement, locks down square on the table, is considerably longer and stretches past the table and does not appear to have any real deflection. Material seems to ride tight to the fence resulting in a more accurate cut.

And, best of all we sold the 4511 for 350.00. I was asking 300.00 but the buyer asked me to deliver. So he got a heck of a deal with delivery included. I even off loaded the heavy 400 lb beast 4511. There was some minimal reservation from the buyer about the fence based on what he has read. I concentrated on the positive the 4511 stock fence has. Yes there is a positive. The fence always locked down very tight with no deflection on the back end of the fence. Overall a decent deal considering we only paid 299.00 for the 4511 brand new.

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#7 posted 10-28-2011 02:54 AM

Congrats, thats a nice Unisaw. I like my Unisaw very much.

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#8 posted 10-28-2011 03:34 AM

Cool CJ, I had forgotten that you have a Unisaw. Now I am looking forward to my next cabinet saw. I am not going to be picky, though I prefer a Unisaw or powermatic. My criteria for the next saw will be left tilt, 3-5 hp and under 600.00 in decent condition.

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#9 posted 11-01-2011 03:50 PM

Enjoy it, one of the best purchases I ever made. As some food for thought, I made my extension table into a route table, you can see a picture of it here complete with dust collection below. And here’s the step by step pictorial.

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#10 posted 11-01-2011 03:54 PM

Cool Jerry.

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