|Forum topic by irish620||posted 03-16-2012 12:03 AM||2345 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-16-2012 12:03 AM
I am going to check out a Delta Unisaw from 1995 tomorrow. The gentlemen says it has seen light commercial use ( THEY ALL SAY THAT) and would not be getting rid of it unless he needed the money. He seems sincere enough. The saw has been sitting on porch of a friends business for a little while. I will find out tomorrow how long its been sitting in the elements, but how long can a cabinet saw withstand the weather in March, especially overnight ( I’m thinking motor issues, not rust ) ? He said he moved it out there for CL users to see it, hopefully its only a handful of days. Plus, we need to get it under load so i can see and hear it.
He wants $800 for it, its a 3hp single phase saw. He is willing to throw in a bunch of descent blades, middle of the road dado set and who know what else. I have done my homework and been looking awhile for a good saw, but i am going into this with reservations. What do you think is a fair price ?
Oh and does anyone know of a way to test for arbor run out without a dial indicator or gauges ? My main concern is being absolute about the integrity of the motor. Can anyone offer a motor check list for a used saw?
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Thanks For the advise !