Just because one cannot have enough Unisaws, I brought another one of mine
home last night. It has been in storage where I work for almost a year as I
acquired the parts I needed to rebuild it. I have a new Dan Foss mag
starter, 3 hp Baldor motor, DeWALT sliding table, General T-Square
(Biesemeyer) 50" fence, Delta mobile base and Biesemeyer splitter for it.
All just waiting for the tear down, clean up and rebuild.
In total I have about $1400 CDN (about $1050 USD) into the saw and the new
parts. I still have to buy paint, bearings and maybe pay for some machine
shop work. I checked the arbour, and it has less than 0.001" of run out, so
unless I mangle it when I change the bearings, no machining should have to
This saw is a 50's version, made here in Canada with a cast iron plinth. The
front edge of the main table is machined at 90º to the table top, and
strait, which is what I needed to install the DeWALT sliding table. My
current saw, and most of the Canadian made Unisaws that I have come across
have a rough sand cast front edge into which bosses were machined for
standoff posts to attach the front and rear rails to. Attaching the DeWALT
sliding table to a non-strait front table edge would have been difficult.
This new saw will be come my main saw and I will sell the old one (4HP
Leeson) for $1500 CDN when this one is done.
More photo's to follow...
Every neighbourhood has one, in mine, I'm him.