|Forum topic by etc6849||posted 05-30-2012 02:53 AM||6608 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-30-2012 02:53 AM
I bought a used Delta Unisaw on craigslist for $450. It had some slight rust, but looks pretty good for the price. It’s a right tilt, model 36-812 with a 3HP motor.
I’m not sure of it’s origin, so I’ve taken it all apart. I found the pulleys were 1/4” misaligned (when using a straight edge). I was able to fix this, and now I need new belts and dust collection. I was thinking about getting cogged or vx belts instead of the Delta matched set. Any thoughts?
Attached are pictures of the existing gravity fed chute. The door is off, but the chute empties just below the door that covers the motor. The opening is a narrow rectangle.
I was thinking I would use the existing chute and seal up some of the holes on the chute with silicone. For the slot, I was thinking I would have a sheet metal piece fabricated (kind of the shape of a HVAC register) that would adapt to 4” hose and screw into the chute’s opening. Should I go with 4” or make the register bigger? Is there a better way to do the dust collection?
I don’t have a dust collector yet, but was thinking about the Harbor Freight model. I believe it uses 4” hose.
Thanks in advance.
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