|Forum topic by Jamie||posted 415 days ago||997 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
415 days ago
First I want to apologize for being gone from Lumberjocks for so long. Had something happen in my life over the past few years. Now I’m back to start cutting some wood!
I have a chance to finally pick up a unisaw… model # 34-459 for around $500. It has a 3hp 3 phase motor, Biesemeyer fence and rails, small extension table. It’s actually in pretty good shape. The table and wings are true with no warping, pits, gouges, and amazingly no rust. No mods to saw at all so there’s no extra holes anywhere. Also the arbor bearings have been replaced within the past year and there’s no arbor run-out and the bearings seem strong, stable, and smooth. The Unisaw has always been my dream saw.
Knowing me, I’ll probably dismantle the whole thing and restore it inside and out… clean, lube, and fresh paint. May go for the greyish-blue/off-white combo. I’m not a purist so the color choices really don’t matter… I just can’t stand to have a saw that I’ve not went through with a fine tooth comb.
Hopefully someone can answer this. The questions I have is with the serial # is G-204820. First, I guess that tells me that it’s a Canadian made Unisaw in Guelph. Honestly that’s not a real deal breaker there, but maybe these were less quality. The second question is how do I read the serial to determine the date? I was told it was a 70’s model by the owner, but I am not sure… Anyone know how to decipher the G-#’s?
Also, would you buy it?
-- Jamie, Kentucky