Advice on buying used 10" Union table saw

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08-28-2012 03:28 PM

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Before I take a long drive out to see this used table saw, I’m hoping to get some advice. Does anyone recognize the model from the pics below, and have any opinions on its quality? It’s listed for $400.

Details I’ve got: 3hp, 110/220v, 28 amps, 3440 rpm.

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 03:31 PM

super super super cool. I couldn’t pass it up. The table top is gorgeous. Some smarter guys could tell you if you’d have to upgrade the fence and switch. I think it’s wonderful.

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 03:47 PM

Never heard of a Union TS, but it looks a bit like a Dayton cabinet saw. Is it 3hp?

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 03:59 PM

Yes, 3hp. (Updated in my original post.) Thanks for posting a pic of the Dayton. It does look remarkably similar.

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#4 posted 08-29-2012 03:46 PM

magnetic starter switch, mobile base, large capacity rip fence, miter gauge, dual clamping rip fence (a’ la ridgid 3650/60) and 3 hp. dual voltage motor all look good. that 28A is what the motor will probably draw in 110v configuration. rewire for 220v and that would drop to 14A. but, i don’t see a splitter and a blade guard and it’s a right tilt (i’m partial to left tilt saws). if it’s a cabinet mounted trunion saw, i’d go for it, always trying to get a lower price. but, between $300-$400, it would appear to not be a bad deal.

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 04:09 PM

Solid Taiwan import made for pro shops. I forget the name
of the actual manufacturer but they badge them as Dayton
and some other labels.

Grab it.


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#6 posted 08-29-2012 04:22 PM

It’s not like you need anymore advice but to my untrained eye that looks like a pretty solid $400 table saw. And from my experience here, if Loren says to grab it you’d be wise to do so.

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 05:17 PM

It looks like there’s a mounting hole for a router table top as well.

What Muleskinner said.

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 06:57 PM

Good looking saw! Better top than many.

Even if you have to put in a little $ to upgrade it it’s still a good deal!

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