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09-13-2012 12:27 AM

I have a Delta 34-802 Type 2 Unisaw, I am wondering will this motor cover work with my Unisaw and how would I install it. Here is the link. http://www.bell-plastic.com/milling-saw-supplies/unisaw-delta-replacement-motor-cover.html


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#1 posted 09-13-2012 01:41 AM

I would not know, but you could build a nice cover out of plywood that you could attach with a piano hinge that would work just fine. Probably can build a simple cover in around 30 minutes that looks nice and functions great!

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#2 posted 09-13-2012 02:58 AM

I believe it would work, CJ. I have the exact same saw.

However, like Jerry said, I actually made my own.

I just used 1/2” birch plywood and painted it black. You can see that I built mine to include a 4” DC port at the bottom, so that portion of the cover is flat. It then angles up toward the motor, where I drilled three holes to provide the motor with some ventilation. I attached a frame of 3/4” plywood to the saw itself and attached the cover in the back with a piano hinge and to the front with some clasps.

Took me half a day to draw up, build, and paint. It works well, though I get dust build-up over time because I really haven’t bothered to air-proof my Uni…which I will do when I’m ready to put in my permanent ducting.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#3 posted 09-13-2012 03:48 AM

How do you build a dust port to fit on the bottom?

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#4 posted 09-14-2012 01:22 AM

That part of the cover is flat. So I cut out a hole there and affixed a normal 4” port connector (they have a flat flange) with some construction adhesive. It’s going nowhere. The location of the hole is right at the bottom of the dust ramp.

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#5 posted 09-14-2012 02:27 AM

CJIII, Let us know how things work out with your Uni motor cover project. I bet it will work out great!

It looks good Jay. I was thinking of something similar but much simpler but not nearly as nice as what you did with incorporating a dust ‘ramp’. Very nice… 1/2 day is much longer then my guess of 30 minutes but I find things tend to take 3 or 4 times longer then I guess at anyway. Oh well, just means I tend to have 3 or 4 more times the fun when building things :)

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#6 posted 09-14-2012 02:40 AM

I will Jerry. How is your cabinet shop coming alone?

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#7 posted 09-16-2012 04:26 AM

ok for now. we hit a slow patch. definitely has it’s ups and downs….. :)

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#8 posted 09-16-2012 06:19 PM

Cool, I am going to try to start me home building and remodeling company around the first of the year.

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#9 posted 09-16-2012 06:55 PM

I certainly wish you the best. If I can be of any assistance let me know. I would not have things any different right now as I love self employment contracting but with everything there is always going to be some things you wish could be better.

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#10 posted 09-16-2012 07:02 PM

I will, I am going to try to take the Alabama Home Builders Liscense Exam. I need to build me a new shop as well. :)

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#11 posted 09-16-2012 09:22 PM

Thanks for the idea. I have the 34-802 (no type) and have been contemplating taking on the same task. Always good to see how someone else approached the same issue.

BTW, does anyone know the difference between the 34-802 (no type) and the 34-802 Type 1 and the 34-802 Type 2? It’s probably something small, but I’ve always wondered.

-- John - Huntington Beach, CA --- Growth occurs when we get out of our comfort zone.

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#12 posted 09-16-2012 11:31 PM

John…I’m not sure, but I’ve often wondered why I see a horizontal support on some of the saws about 5” above the ramp and below the motor. Mine does not have that.

In other words, the cover shown in CJs link stops just above the dust ramp. Mine does not have that bottom support.

This is why I chose to build mine, so that it could also incorporate dust collection.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#13 posted 09-17-2012 12:47 AM

My Unisaw just says 34-802 as well.

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#14 posted 09-17-2012 03:18 AM

Jay- The difference could be as simple as that. That horizontal support matches the support on the extension table leg set. It’s for a lower shelf under the extension table. My guess, now, is that the hardware for the extension table came with the 34-802 and maybe not the type 1 or 2. Just a guess tho. Do you guys also have the Unifence on your saw rather than the Biesemeyer? Beginningwoodworker: how do you know you have a type 2?

-- John - Huntington Beach, CA --- Growth occurs when we get out of our comfort zone.

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#15 posted 09-17-2012 03:51 AM

Ah, gotcha! Makes sense. I bought mine with the Unifence, but have since upgraded to an Incra TSLS.

Apparently, mine is a Type 2 as well judging by this…

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/32760

Still, I curious about the difference in the motor/dust port openings?

EDIT: actually, I think mine came with the Jetlock fence, not the Unifence.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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