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Forum topic by russtang posted 12-04-2012 12:55 AM 1421 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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russtang

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12-04-2012 12:55 AM

Hello All,
I’m getting ready to purchase a motor for a Delta Unisaw (left tilt, X5 model) and am trying to go the inexpensive route (relatively). I bought the saw without a motor or motor pulley…the saw is otherwise complete. I’ve read multiple forum posts that a NEMA 56 frame motor can be used with a grizzly motor mount with good results on a unisaw. I am considering purchasing the motor from a grizzly G1023SL (part number G1023SL056) from Grizzly website (I have included links to schematics below ). I am trying to determine if this motor when coupled with the grizzly motor mount, part number P1023SL056A will make this saw functional again. I also do not have a motor pulley and will need to order that from grizzly as well.

I called Grizzly and they were unable to tell me the NEMA category number for this motor, but I was able to get a few dimensions from them. Also of note this motor should have the correct shaft rotation for the unisaw (counter-clockwise) as the grizzly model G1023SL is a left tilt as well.

Overall length 11-1/2”
Height- 8-1/4”
Center of shaft to frame 3-1/2”
Bolt pattern 3” x 4-15/16”
Shaft length: 2-5/16”
Shaft diameter 7/8”

Schematic parts for Grizzly G1023SL:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/g1023sl/parts

So, my question is ….Has anyone out there successfully used this motor in a unisaw? If not, do any of you have an opinion on the liklihood that it would work for this application? If it can be used in my saw I will be able to get a motor, motor mount and motor pulley for under $300.

Thanks in advance,
Russ


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#1 posted 12-04-2012 01:41 AM

We have both a 3 HP unisaw and a 3 HP grizzly and they have a lot of similarities. Seems Grizzly attempted to designtheir own make of the unisaw.

Tomorrow I will swap the motors between the two saws, will let u know how that works. Lol :-). Just kidding.

Hope it works well for u. I have a pm66 that I need a motor for, wish I could just use a grizzly motor but I will probably just put a 400.00 lesson in our pm66.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 04:27 AM

Does your grizzly happen to be a G1023SL , G1023 slw, or G1023SLWX?

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 01:56 AM

Not sure, will not be in the shop for a couple days, but I could check it out.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 02:33 AM

No worries, I actually just bought a motor mount from grizzly, I have a NEMA 56 frame motor I’m going to try out on there

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 03:34 AM

let us know how this works. I priced a motor from an electric shop and I believe it was $680 plus tax!! I am interested in this so please let us know how this works for you.

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 03:46 AM

Will do, my motor mount should be here friday, so hopefully I can get it all set up. If all goes well I may post a few pictures of it all put together.

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#7 posted 12-06-2012 04:03 AM

Great. I did see a mount (looke home made but that is okay) on eBay. It said it mounted a NEMA 56 frame motor to the Unisaw. I bought a 3 phase Unisaw for $180. I figured I could make out even if I had to buy a new Unisaw motor. I have bought a static phase converter. They were on half price on Black Friday and I could get one for $48. People say you might shorten the life of the motor. I say so what? What have I lost? I can buy a new Unisaw motor cheaper than buying a rotary phase converter for my old motor.

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