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04-06-2015 04:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question

Just starting out setting up my shop and stumbled across this old tablesaw that someone was throwing out. I have read enough to know the brand but not familiar with it. Can anyone tell me if this saw is a decent one or am I better off swapping it out for a differnt one? Pics below, it also came with a bisemyer t-square guard system that I have no idea how to attach. Thanks in advance for your advice.

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#1 posted 04-06-2015 05:02 AM

Throwing out??? Are you kidding! Snag that thing and hold on for dear life.


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#2 posted 04-06-2015 05:26 AM

drag that home by any means necessary those are worth about $700 in very used condition

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#3 posted 04-06-2015 10:40 AM

Throwing out??! Some guys have all the luck in the world. Keep that thing

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#4 posted 04-06-2015 10:58 AM

I have an older, it’s actually a Rockwell, Unisaw from the mid to late 60’s and it works great. Sure it would be nice to have a newer saw but it has done a great job for me. I would hang onto it.

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#5 posted 04-06-2015 11:37 AM

Thanks for all the advice. My son and I pushed this behemoth from down the street, was a neighbor who put it out on the curb. Super excited it’s a good saw.

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#6 posted 04-06-2015 12:36 PM

Holy crap! Keep an eye on his curb.

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#7 posted 04-06-2015 12:53 PM

It’s worth $50 in scrap iron. That egg shaped motor cover is worth a fair amount too. Could also make for an excellent saw. A Biese fence?! Are you kidding me?! It even looks to be in decent shape….what a find!!! That’s a keeper IMO. You just found more than $500 my friend!

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#8 posted 04-06-2015 01:23 PM

Wish I had neighbors like that. All mine leave on the curb are old sofas.

Even if it takes a bit of work to get working you’ll have a great saw. Congrats.

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#9 posted 04-06-2015 01:27 PM

Congrats on a great curb find! I have one similar to yours and I paid $150 more than you did. The saw, “egg” motor cover, and rip fence are all great individually—together, they make for a stellar find. Tune it up and get it back to work.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#10 posted 04-06-2015 02:32 PM

A stealth gloat if I ever saw one. It’s like finding a treasure. It looks like electricity is all you need to make it work.

As far as the fence, the rail for the tube goes on the front. It should have holes on both flats on the angle. One flat has countersinks, and the other is just regular holes. Countersinks go up against the saw table edge, with notches clearing the miter slots. The back piece mounts to the out feed side of the table the same as the front, except it only has one set of holes.
After it’s mounted, align it by moving the clear plastic alignment piece either right or left to bring it to zero. If it’s not square, there should be set screws on the short tee portion of the fence. Just screw in or out to bring into square. If the tape is not readable, you can purchase replacements just about anywhere that sells Beismeyer. ............. Jerry (in Tucson)

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#11 posted 04-06-2015 02:35 PM

I guess I’ll be the first to say it, you suck. A free Unisaw, you got to be kidding me, an $800 find easily. Maybe next week he’ll toss a 12” jointer, keep an eye out.

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#12 posted 04-06-2015 02:52 PM

you, sir, are the possessor of my new found hate.

I am about to drop 500 for the same saw.

Did you at least kiss your neighbor?

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#13 posted 04-06-2015 02:53 PM

YOU REALLY SUCK; unless, of course, you don’t get it…then you really suck (in a bad way).

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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