On 9/14/13 9:21 AM, email@example.com wrote:
It's all in the cam. There's a LOT of weight on that one wheel.
For 20 bucks more, I'd go with the Steel City version with 2 wheels,
shown on that same HD page, which might actually be the same one
Woodcraft sells under their house name...
On sale for 50 bucks, right now.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
I've got an earlier version of the Woodcraft one on my contractor saw and
my jointer. I like it better than a variety of stuff under my other
tools. The large plates for locking/unlocking are the easy to use,
unlike some with swivel wheels where the locking mechanism always seems
to wind up swiveled to the inside.
OTOH, I have to remember that those large locking plates do stick out a
bit - I've stubbed a toe once or twice.
This message was for rec.woodworking - if it appears in homeownershub
they ripped it off.
Yes it will work.
I don't like the double wheel lifts. It torques the frame while lifting.
I have the delta single wheel unit and like it with Wood rails , and
with steel rail too .
I also have an HTC with 2 lift wheels, I eliminated the second and
center mounted the one wheel, now it's nice.
Probably not. I have two of these. I used oak for the bars. With only
a DP setting on it the oak bends so much that I had to take all adjustment
out of the feet so that the lifting wheel could lift enough so that the
feet did not drag.. I suspect thar a Unisaw would be much heavier.
Now if you used steel bars instead of wood, maybe. YMMV.
That's bizarre. I wouldn't think there would be enough lenth on a drill
press base to cause that. I would expect that on a contractor saw more
than a dp (but still that baseis better than the newer unit using ply).
But a unisaw should be fine, it's a smaller base.
Really!? I would have thought at least 100lbs more. IIRC my old Jet
was over 400, My new SawStop with mobile base and out feed is a bit
over 700 lbs. Shipping weight over 800. for all additions.
Actually the new Unisaw is 624 with 36" fence according to Delta.
I really can't imagine the Unisaw gaining 244 lbs with the latest
version. But then again that is probably shipping weight.
On 9/17/2013 3:46 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The "new" Unisaw is a total redesign of the Unisaw and the weights that
I see indicate a "total" weight that includes a fence and a side board
which will add some weight.
I have no idea of the real weight of the
new saw. The entire arbor assembly is a total redo of the old design
that has been in place since 1938, so they did add some more weight to
There is no way to compare the "old" saw to the "new" saw in weights.
I own both a 1966 12"/14" tilting arbor saw and a 1971 Unisaw.
Well, I suppose "Unisaw" is pretty vague. My ~600lb Unisaw is a 2008
"old" style. Yes, the 600lbs does include the 50" fence, two
extensions, and side table (maybe all of 10 lbs ;-). It doesn't
include the base (separate purchase).
Well you did say trimmed out, I don't consider that stripped down.
Typically trimmed out indicates that all parts are attached. If the
fence, right extension table and cast iron left and right wings are not
attached I can easily see 380.
Page 54 of the sales manual:
Note that I said 380lbs for a "trimmed out" Unisaw which
in my case is a standard Unisaw with a 52" fence with a
The top and motor make up the majority of the weight.
The cabinet and side board are fairly light.
The motor size can be from 1.5hp up to 3hp and that makes
up a good bit of difference in the total weight.
A 1.5hp is 65lbs while a modern 3hp motor is around 80lbs.
The only difference between a 1956 and 2008 is the motor size and
the fence types. That would explain any weight differences.
All other parts are 99.9% compatible and would weigh exactly
the same. Very little changed between 1938-2008.
Older Unisaws share parts all the way up to the
change over to the "new" design.
Many folks doing restores have almost no problem getting replacement
parts for any Unisaw spanning many years.
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