LumberJocks

Anyone recognize this saw? (Unisaw?)

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by harriw posted 05-22-2012 12:10 PM 1074 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View harriw's profile

harriw

116 posts in 1670 days


05-22-2012 12:10 PM

Hey folks,

Just stumbled across this on craigslist.

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/tls/3029161447.html

The description is pretty vague, but does anybody recognize this? I did some quick research on the nameplate (http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/DeltaSerialNumbers.ashx), and I’m wondering if this is one of those unisaw gems waiting to be dug out of craigslist?

I’m going to call and ask for details this afternoon, but thought I’d check in here as well. Also, if anyone does recognize this, does anyone know what its power requirements are (mainly I’m concerned with whether or not it can be wired for 120 single phase, as I don’t have 220 in my shop and don’t plan on adding it any time soon)?

Thanks a lot!

-- Bill - Western NY


4 replies so far

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

7210 posts in 2838 days


#1 posted 05-22-2012 12:37 PM

The handwheels and wings are worth more than the $50 asking price….anything else that’s salvageable is a plus IMO. I’d guess that’ll go pretty quick.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13347 posts in 3136 days


#2 posted 05-22-2012 12:42 PM

Thats a Unisaw Jr, thats a good price. It should be able to be wire for 120 if its a single phase.

View Scot's profile

Scot

344 posts in 2859 days


#3 posted 05-22-2012 01:24 PM

It’s not a unisaw, but at 50 bucks, it’s looks like a worthwhile project.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

View harriw's profile

harriw

116 posts in 1670 days


#4 posted 05-25-2012 11:53 PM

Thanks a lot for the info folks! I looked into it a bit, and decided against it – mainly because it only takes an 8” blade. The motor’s only 3/4HP as well, but I suppose it is spinning a smaller blade.

Anyway, very interesting piece of history there. Thanks for shedding some light on it!

-- Bill - Western NY

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com