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Forum topic by danjo posted 09-21-2012 12:37 AM 859 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-21-2012 12:37 AM

Hey everybody,

I recently bought a 1950 right tilt Unisaw($100). It is in pretty good shape but needs some TLC. I have it apart and am working on tuning her up. I was wondering about a new motor the old one was 3 ph single horse. Also I have the arbor taken apart and one of the two bearings is stuck in the assembly and the other is stuck on the arbor. Will a machine shop remove these as well as press the new ones? Anyone with experience re-habing these old saws your advice is appreciated. I was also curious about kickback prevention for these oldies?



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#1 posted 09-21-2012 02:01 AM

A machine shop can do that for you, I bet you could do it yourself with a cheap HF bearing puller. A local industrial supply bearing place could match up a new bearing for you as well. There are some great old woodworking machine sites out there who hae some pics and some great guys who can Help as well. Just google it.

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#2 posted 09-21-2012 02:28 AM

Good for you, dango.

To be safe I’d take the assembly along with the arbor to a machine shop. Here we have a farm implement manufacturer/power transmission store/machine shop and they do all that sort of stuff for me.

And would you have some pictures for us to view? Hmmm?



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#3 posted 09-21-2012 03:47 PM

After all, we ALL know, if there’s no pictures, it didn’t happen!


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#4 posted 09-21-2012 06:42 PM

danjo …. have you seen this unisaw restoration video series:

if you have, my apologies for bringing it up. if you haven’t, i’d stop what i was doing and watch it. mistakes with the arbor or motor can be really expensive to fix, as i found out. also, these guys are to unisaws what iturra design is to bandsaws (aka, the last word in knowledge):

there isn’t anything about unisaws they don’t know. not cheap but really, really good. check out their FAQ section to keep from stepping on any restoration land mines. good luck.

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