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saltcod

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05-20-2015 02:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw

I’ve been hearing an awful lot about these mythical Unisaws =)

I found this Delta for sale here (somewhat) locally. Is it a Unisaw?

https://www.nlclassifieds.com/Tool-Shed-Power-Tools-Delta-cabinet-saw-Stephenville-Newfoundland-NLCId1711113

also: is in worth $2000? I’m thinking that price is a little high.


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#1 posted 05-20-2015 02:17 PM

Nope.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 05-20-2015 02:23 PM

Yep, that’s a Unisaw.
It does seem a tad high, price wise. It does look like its in great shape.
How old is it?
Any history on it? Used in a commercial shop? Home shop?

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#3 posted 05-20-2015 02:25 PM

Yeah…. no other details than that. I may ask him, but I wanted to confirm what I was looking at first!

thanks!

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#4 posted 05-20-2015 02:26 PM

I call it real high…I sold one just as nice with a 52” Unifence and a ton of extras late last year for about $1100, and that seemed to be the ballpark they were bringing. This one looks good, but it is missing the dust door and has the lesser fence.

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#5 posted 05-20-2015 02:28 PM

I noticed the fence as well. How much would a “good” fence be for this saw?

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#6 posted 05-20-2015 03:12 PM

You can get an Incra TS-LS (32”) for $399 plus some for shipping. If it’s your first order tell them, you’ll get 10% off discount.

That is a Unisaw and looks to be in great condition, but the price is just nuts.

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#7 posted 05-20-2015 03:16 PM

Woah just had a look at the Incra fence — incredible!

Any cheaper alternatives worth looking at?

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#8 posted 05-20-2015 03:16 PM

It is an unusual saw… not sure if it is a Uni or a hybrid:

That cabinet is like none I’ve seen before with the angled corners, stamped louvers, unusual (for a Unisaw) Delta badge and it doesn’t have the traditional plinth base. The blade height/tilt angle wheels also appear to be too high for a Uni and more like that on the hybrids, but it could just be the angle the photo was taken at. Would be interesting to get the model number/serial number to see what it really is. At any rate, $2k is way too much.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#9 posted 05-20-2015 03:20 PM

Yea ask for a picture of the serial number plate. 2k is to high regardless of the model however.

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#10 posted 05-20-2015 03:23 PM

I have one and although it has a few different features as noted above I’d say yes it is. However without a Unifence (best fence ever made for my money) the price seems way up there.
That said, shipping on heavy tools is expensive so prices are often area specific. Keep an eye on local prices for similar items.

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#11 posted 05-20-2015 03:27 PM

I have one and although it has a few different features as noted above I d say yes it is.

Paul… are you saying you have a Unisaw that looks similar to the one in question (with the angled corners and other stuff), or just that you have a Unisaw?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#12 posted 05-20-2015 03:29 PM

I agree with Brad, it is a cabinet saw. Every Unisaw that I have seen has the name Unisaw displayed on the
front to mark it as such. The cabinet saws had the same gears and castings in the old models, do not know
about the newer ones. I would say the price is too high, but how much does a new one go for in your
location? If you are around Mount Coubvik it might be a good price.

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#13 posted 05-20-2015 03:31 PM

Whether or not. No way I’d pay over 1000 for it. I wouldn’t call it mythical, most cabinet saws that I see are delta/rockwell.

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#14 posted 05-20-2015 03:33 PM

haha yeah…..it’s not mythical exactly, but everyone says: Wait for a used unisaw to come up! I’ve been looking for months and this is the first local one I’ve seen — though it is still about 7-800km away!

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#15 posted 05-20-2015 03:37 PM

In Canada. Gotcha. Yeah, you’ll prob have to pay premium because of location. 2000$ is still a lot considering.

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