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Forum topic by Eric posted 07-18-2012 11:31 PM 2725 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-18-2012 11:31 PM

I’m considering this Unisaw. Can anyone identify the model from the photos? I’m concerned about a three phase motor. The owner could not find the model number tag. Where is the tag on these things?

-- Eric

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#1 posted 07-19-2012 12:52 AM

The tag is usually on the rear of the saw, at the top of the cabinet . It looks to be a newer model but for actual model number I dont know and cant help. If its 3ph DO NOT let that scare you away. 3ph motors are wonderful and YOU CAN run them from home for much less than buying a new motor. Get a VFD, variable frequency drive, wire it up and get sawing. The only draw back be if it is a 5hp motor. VFD’s for anything over 3hp are for most cost prohibitive. However, if 3hp or less a good new VFD can be had for under $200. I dont hink you will be able to find a 3hp single phase motor for under $400 new.

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#2 posted 07-19-2012 01:26 AM

Thanks for the re: Ken. If its 3ph, I think I’m out. The purchase of the saw will tap me dry.

-- Eric

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#3 posted 07-19-2012 03:34 PM

I have the right-tilt version with a 3 hp motor – “Delta Classic Edition Unisaw” model 36-815 built in 1998. Delta included a brass plate with the buyer’s name that mounted near the base. The catalog number and the serial number are located on the back side up so high that the fence rail almost completely hides it.

Per the manual, 5 HP was 3 phase. Mine is normal two-twenty volt.


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#4 posted 07-19-2012 04:17 PM

Pro shops that buy 3 phase machines these days are
not buying a lot of Unisaws. The Unisaw is just not
a competitive machine in the type of work shops with
3 phase wiring tend to do.

I’m not saying this to bash the Unisaw – but it’s only
a 10” machine and a nice workhorse that doesn’t
weigh too much. I see ads for a lot of used cabinet
saws in my area and the newer 10” saws are seldom
3 phase from any maker. You’ll see 3 phase more
often in 12” and larger machines and of course in

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