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Forum topic by joeyinsouthaustin posted 207 days ago 1830 views 0 times favorited 49 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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207 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

Who can Identify this? I just dug it out of the bottom of my x5 Unisaw. As it is the end of the day I haven’t fully investigated.. but maybe someone can saw what it came off of. Approx 22,000 hrs on saw. I don’t know when it broke off. It is about one inch square.

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#1 posted 207 days ago

What’s it made out of? Looks weird.

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#2 posted 207 days ago

Looks like a chunk of cast iron. Casting tab off the table? Trunnion or gears?

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#3 posted 207 days ago

Definitely a meteorite. How is your shop roof?

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#4 posted 207 days ago

send that picture to the unisaw manufacturer, they might be able to guess

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#5 posted 207 days ago

Where are all the Sawstop haters now, that had so much to say on that recent thread? About how they’d never pay that much for a saw that loses parts?

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#6 posted 207 days ago

Looks like a piece from a Sawstop that spit out and got sucked into your Unisaw.

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paxorion

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#7 posted 207 days ago

Maybe this is the piece that fell out of Dale's SawStop

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#8 posted 207 days ago

But seriously, my money would be a stop for some stop bolt. Looks like what would happen to me as I over crank and over tighten everything.

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#9 posted 207 days ago

Where are all the Sawstop haters now, that had so much to say on that recent thread?
Sorry, I was sleeping in the back of the class but I’m awake now.

Approx 22,000 hrs on saw.
That is quite a bit longer than the hot-dog-saving saw. In fact, using the handy little calculator that Bill Gates was nice enough to include for free with my $1200 computer, I get just over 10-1/2 years of use if he’s working 8 hour days 5 days a week with no holidays.

You’re going to get a bit of wear at 10-1/2 years. Here’s Lindsey Lohan before/after in just five years.

Now that unisaw has gone twice as long and all it did was poop out a little teeny piece of cast-iron? I think we can forgive it for feeling its age.

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#10 posted 207 days ago

JustJoe....now that’s some wear and tear and miles put on that baby eh ?.....I’m talking about the unisaw of course…. ;-)
joey
Hope you find out what your mystery piece is

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#11 posted 206 days ago

I figured you’d have a thing for Lindsay Lohan.

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#12 posted 206 days ago

no comment

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 206 days ago

A Unisaw Turd…

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#14 posted 206 days ago

Trunnion dropping….

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#15 posted 206 days ago

JustJoe Besides the name award, you get the math award. This saw has been running in my commercial shop for just a bit over 11 years. Still, the one that is 50 years old sitting next to it, and the PM66 about the same age hasn’t broke yet. Guess they just don’t make em like they used to.

She was made in 1962!! Of course she was born in Roswell, NM, so that lends ChuckV’s meteorite theory some credit some how!??
Dartforth
You win the prize. It is indeed the stop that the 90 degree positive stop adjusting bolt “strikes” against. It looks like it succumbed to fatigue, and recent cold weather. Also: There was a bit of a vibration set up by worn belts. This may have contributed.. just an fyi for the unisaw crowd. Kind wish I just had one of those collars that just falls off when you crank it hard. Guess I’ve been eatin’ more spinach than Grampadoodie!! ;)

I will post a pic later… it is taking forever to go from phone to email..

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