|Forum topic by toolie||posted 05-29-2012 07:19 PM||1032 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
05-29-2012 07:19 PM
came across a CL ad for a 10” unisaw and a RAS being sold as a pair. now, i already have 3 10” TSs, two of which are stationary tools on mobile bases, so i don’t really need another TS. turns out the tools were left in a house recently purchased by the seller. no 220v power for a test of the unisaw but, after going to see them on friday, i went back on monday morning and picked up both saws.
the RAS is a crappy 9” craftsman RAS, the type not known for accuracy. after looking the saw over, i can see now where the term CRAPSMAN came from. no harm, really, as it’s recall elligible so at least it’s worth $100. the unsaw seemed to have promise.
apart from an above average amount of rust on the table, rails and lower half of the saw cabinet, the saw is pretty clean. motor and arbor both spin with no grinding noises and the arbor bearing feels solid. i threw a digital gauge on the arbor flange and got a max reading of 0.002” as i rotated the arbor flange. next i’ll check the arbor. i sprayed some liquid wrench in the raise/lower and bevel gears and ways and things are starting to loosen up.
first surprise was that the arbor nut is a left hand thread. next, the fence is going to need a considerable amount of work to get it to move freely. and the saw was kept under a tarp outdoors for a while. so there’s a possibility the motor, a dual voltage 3hp 1ph baldor (made in the usa) currently wired for 220v, might have gotten wet. checked inside the switch and the contactor and there was no evodence of moisture anywhere. spoke to my electician regarding the possible rain exposure and he advised leaving it in my shop till next weekend, then try to fire it up. any water or dampness should have dried/evaporated by then.
so here are the pics:
oh, and it was $100 for the pair of saws.
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