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Forum topic by irish620 posted 03-16-2012 03:17 PM 978 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-16-2012 03:17 PM


Looked at this 1994 Delta Unisaw 3 hp / 1 phase / right tilt / unifence this morning. The saw has been sitting outside on the porch since Sept/Oct of last year. Surface rust on trunnions, arbor, table top etc. Not sure why anyone in their right mind would do that ! The blade goes up and down but is in desperate need of lube and a good cleaning. If it runs under power, I am considering it, for the right price.

What do you think could go wrong with this purchase ?

He wants $800, I think I’m at $450 if it runs, what would you pay ?

Could the motor have any damage to it sitting out all winter ? in the future ?

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 03:27 PM

The rust is minor on that saw. The fence and accessories
are a factor. If it’s just the saw for sale $800 is steep in
my area. A lot depends on the supply of second-hand
equipment in your area. Pent-up demand makes a seller’s

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 03:35 PM

I’d probably bring a screwdriver and pop the cap off that motor. If the motor’s clean (which it probably will be), I’d offer $400 and see if he bites. If you’re planning on breaking it down anyway, I don’t think that rust is anything to keep you away from it. Might be time for the electrolysis tank unless you want to spend a ton of money on Evaporust. Shock those babies, a quick pass with a round brass brush on a drill, lube, and it’ll be like it never happened. I’m jealous. That’s a nice machine.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 03:43 PM

It’s worth the 800 if everything is there. Fence ,blade insert , arbor nut, wrenches, looks like it needs a new insert. The rust is minor. I have bought old stuff in need of a little clean up. I would explain to him your taking a risk . As you are not sure how much the rust has effected the motor and bearings. 600 takes it and you would have done well . Where you start with it is up to you. I think 400 would be a good start .

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#4 posted 03-17-2012 02:26 AM

Unisaws are cheap these days with all of the small cabinet shops that have gone out of business. I wouldn’t pay more than $500 for that one unless I lived in an area where I didn’t have other choices.

-- PaulMayer,

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