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sethmanchu

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02-12-2019 02:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

I’ve been reading a lot of purchasing advice here and so when I saw this saw posted, it almost seems too good to be true. I’m looking at a Delta Unisaw-type machine for $325. This might not officially a unisaw, but similar idea, I think? It would be about a 3hr drive to go and pick up this saw, but my gut tells me it might just well be worth it.

Here is the saw that I’ve contacted the seller about:
https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/55122996

My other option is to go with an older Craftsman 10” contractor saw in the $100-150 range. Like this one, model 113.299040:
https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/55113422

But I think the Delta saw would last me as long as I could ever want it to.

Hoping to get a bit of wisdom from someone with more experience than me.


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Andre

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#1 posted 02-12-2019 04:13 PM

The Delta, hope you have it home already!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 02-12-2019 04:16 PM

the Delta better be in your garage tonight dont forget rule #5

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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sethmanchu

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#3 posted 02-12-2019 04:39 PM


the Delta better be in your garage tonight dont forget rule #5

- GR8HUNTER

Ha, thanks for the heads up on rule #5. I did already talk to him and arranged to pick it up this weekend. Being a 3 hr drive, I can’t take off right away. The seller is pretty remote and didn’t seem like the kind of guy to go sell it to someone else. Even still, I’m pretty excited to get it back and might see if I can fit the trip in earlier!

I’m also going to pick up a Craftsman 1.5 hp 14” bandsaw from him: https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/55122925

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MrUnix

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#4 posted 02-12-2019 08:31 PM

This might not officially a unisaw, but similar idea, I think?

The machine in question is officially a Unisaw. The Unifence and overarm guard alone is worth the asking price… they are throwing the machine in for free. Only thing that seems to be missing is one lock knob and possibly the miter gauge. If it were anywhere within a days drive of me, it would already be in my garage :)

Cheers,
Brad

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runswithscissors

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#5 posted 02-12-2019 08:52 PM

There are after market miter gauges that are better than Delta’s.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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ruger

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#6 posted 02-12-2019 09:59 PM

I don’t think he would sell to someone else??? heard that here before,,go to walmart and send him a money gram deposit to hold it for you,,, someone else shows up with cash and it’s gone.

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 02-12-2019 10:31 PM

i have already sent half through paypal 3 hours later guy sent money back said it was sold :<(((((((((((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 02-12-2019 10:54 PM

I spent $600 for a similar Delta Unisaw of 70’s vintage….yours look like a 1950’s vintage. I believe 1940’s and eariler would have the “bullet” motor on it. And they don’t build them that good anymore. However, what is the HP of the saw’s motor…would assume 3HP to 5HP because of the 220v…which should be pretty good enough. As others have said, the uniguard is worth something like $300 by itself. The wide table is a good thing too. The Unisaw as far as I can tell, was the king of the consumer/small shop saws from the 40’s to 2000..and I’m very happy with my 1970’s vintage one. For the price it sounds like a steal. When you pick it up, just make sure of what your getting….see it run (that’s what I did when I picked mine up). Look at and identify the motor, might be a Delta, might be a Baldor, might be Chinese…could it be a “Bullet”? Do the raise/lower the blade, do the full tilt…look at the insides with a flash light. See anything major wrong that you can fix, take some money off. Look at the belts…disconect power and turn the arbor by hand…should not hear anything. Put a piece of wood on the arbor and turn it…should not hear scratching or thumping noise. If the arbor is bad, that we’ll be about $100 to $150. Do the nickel test on the saw. Good luck!

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#9 posted 02-13-2019 02:53 AM

Great deal! Hope it works out for ya
I bet you’re going to love that fence

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knotscott

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#10 posted 02-13-2019 02:00 PM

Sweet! That’s like buying a Unifence and getting a free Unisaw with it!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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sethmanchu

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#11 posted 02-13-2019 06:03 PM

I offered to send him a deposit but he told me that he wouldn’t sell the two items until I came to see them, which I’m doing on Monday. He wanted to hook them up to 220v in his new shop and test them out today as well.

@BigAl98 Thanks for the tips on taking a look at the saw when I see it. I’ve read about the Bullet, which is a pretty incredible motor.

I’m going to be taking a trailer down to transport it back. Any advice on best ways to secure it over 200 miles in a trailer? I could take it in pieces, strap it down, cover with a tarp. What would be the most fragile part to watch out for?

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