Got a much anticipated call today to let me know that my Unisaw has
arrived and is ready for pickup. Man, it already seems like Friday will
never get here...
Thanks again to all of you who weighed in on my dilemma. Certainly didn't
want to create the ruckus that I did, but I did appreciate all the points
of view...and the sanity check. I talked to my sales guy today and he
said we could talk about making up for the delay on Friday when I pick the
saw up...and my new mortiser (a freebie).
Guess I'm now off to DAGS on the best practises for setting this beast up.
Rob, here are some tips I got for putting mine together:
Tony Collums wrote:
> > Dave,
> > Congrats,
> > Just a couple of assembly hints I give all my customers.
> > 1) Assemble the mobile base first the take saw body off of skid and
> > MB.
> > 2) It may not say in the manual, but make sure that you put the
> > before assembling the rails to the saw. Taking them back off is real
> > frustrating and aggravating.
> > 3) Since your going to be on a mobile base, don't follow the layout
> > for the legs. The manual assumes that your not going to have a
> > 4) When attaching the cast iron wings to the saw, level the center
> > then the outer edges. Just make sure that nothing is higher than
> > table itself. If the wings are a little low, it will not hurt a
> > than your fence make a slight bumping sound when you move across
it. Use the
> > same on the extension table.
> > 5) Make sure that you tighten the belts, they are not tensioned at the
> > plant. This is done to save unnecessary jarring on the bearings during
> > shipment.
> > 6)When installing the blade for the first time, don't be surprised
> > not a little difficult. Delta machines the arbor and face flange
> > carriage and bearings already installed for accuracy (no one else does
> > this). There can sometimes be a few burrs left. Take some 150 or
> > sandpaper and wrap it around the arbor and turn the arbor, you will not
> > damage the arbor. What ever you do, do not try to force the blade
> > could create a bigger problem. Just be patient. Put your hat on
> > put a little hair around the hole. It will go on.
> > 7) Count all of your fingers, plug it in, turn it on, have fun, recount
> > fingers, if the number is the same, you had a successful day. If
> > the floor, call the wife and go to the doctor. Make sure he puts on
> > proof bandage so you can wash it off when your hands get dirty
while in the
> > shop next time.
> > Best of luck,
> > Tony Collums
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
Believe it or not, Rob, getting in to the mobile base was a piece of
cake. Seriously. slide it off the pallet right onto the mobile base.
the pallet is higher than the mobile base, so it's no big deal. Getting
the right side table flush with the right wing is another story. That's
where I spent most of my time during assembly.
Boy, what a kick when you first hit the power switch and feel that
sucker engage. A lot more impressive than my wimpy old Crapsman that I
unloaded on a neighbor (who is happy with it, lucky for both of us).
Rob Walters wrote:
On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 13:52:28 -0500, Mark and Kim Smith wrote:
Thanks! Still a bit of a noob but trying to learn as much as I can. The
web site is a way for friends, family, and those with too much time on
their hands :) to keep up with what I'm up to. Luckily, I don't have any
professional woodworkers in my family, so I don't have to put up with much
criticism :) The problem with websites is that once you start 'em, you
can't stop, lest those who visit the site regularly get huffy with you.
When I thought about shutting down my vintage arcade game/pinball
collecting site I damn near got mailbombed. Its amazing how many people
will actually find your little niche on the web sometimes.
But thanks again for the kind words! Between your compliment and my first
official "you suck!" its been a banner day! :)
Ah yes, pinball! I had a Bally Fathom I should have never gotten rid
of!! These are some very old photos. Bike shop, wood shop and pinball
shop. See anything familiar?? http://www.bunchobikes.com/shop.htm
Trust me, my shop is looking much better and tidy-er these days!! Some
more: http://www.bunchobikes.com/nightrider.htm My main site:
http://www.bunchobikes.com Wouldn't mind having a good camera like
you. Maybe jump back into the "html" and make it prettier lookin'!
On 18 Feb 2004 21:49:09 EST, Mark and Kim Smith
Your site reminds me of a friend I used to hang around with years ago
when I lived on the East side of the SF Bay area. He had tons of old
pre-war bikes that he fixed up and we had a group that used to ride
the East Bay Hills when they were called "Balloonie" bikes. My
project was an old Cleveland Welding Works "Road Master" that I fixed
up with Cook's Brothers leading axle forks and a front drum brake
(can't remember the brand). I believe the frame is a 30's or so
vintage. Although not restored to it's original vintage, it was and
still is a great bike.
If that was back in the mid 70's, that was the birth of mountain
biking. Mostly north of the bay, but up in the bay area. Schwinn
really missed the boat on that and BMX bikes. Gotta love them cool old
About 1976 and up. If you are familiar with the East Bay, we had
"Home" rides in Tilden Park, the quarry in El Cerrito, and Redwood
Park up on top of Skyline in Oakland. Used to have anywhere from 2 to
10 guys and gals take a truck up the hill and then ride down to
another truck waiting at the bottom. (We were lazy! and only would
use the single gear with kick-back brakes). That was also before the
days of micro-brews, but that didn't stop us either. Never did Mt.
Tam, but Mt. Diablo was a great ride with it's vertical drop.
Eight Ball...very nice! Backglass looks to be in really nice shape. I had
more pins in the 90's genre...much to my chagrin. Too many damn moving
parts. As for picture quality, I have to give that credit to my
wife...she's the photographer. If I had taken all the pics I'd have to keep
cropping my thumb out of them.
Here's my old arcade site if you're interested...
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