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$200 Unisaw

Saw this one on CL tonight, contacted the seller and picked it up for $200. Has a bad motor, 52" rails and Unifence. Already have a motor to put in it, may have to scrap my Unisaw rebuild and sell it for parts...

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Great deal, the 52" Unifence alone is worth twice what you paid for the saw combo.
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Great deal, the 52" Unifence alone is worth twice what you paid for the saw combo.
Congrats
Yea, couldn't believe it had been listed for over an hour before I got to it. Can't wait to dig into the motor to see if it is really "bad".
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Will be worthwhile checking the motor. Generally, motors seem to work for ever. Might just be loose wire. At worst. you put in another motor. It;s still a steal.

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Will be worthwhile checking the motor. Generally, motors seem to work for ever. Might just be loose wire. At worst. you put in another motor. It;s still a steal.
I agree, hopefully it's something simple. New motors are actually a bit pricey, we have a good motor shop here, will likely see what they can do with it if it turns out to be something more complicated.

Otherwise the motor from my other Unisaw project will go in it.
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I didnt know you had a Unisaw project going on.
What's that all about?

I would thing that if you use the motor from the old unisaw, that will leave you with a more difficult situation in trying to unload it. I guess you will be the best judge of that. Anyway, what's up with the Unisaw Project?
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I didnt know you had a Unisaw project going on.
What's that all about?

I would thing that if you use the motor from the old unisaw, that will leave you with a more difficult situation in trying to unload it. I guess you will be the best judge of that. Anyway, what's up with the Unisaw Project?
Sounds interesting.
It's another cheap Unisaw I picked up at a State auction, $175, no fence, cabinet had been hacked on for dust collection. I decided I would restore it, and make some improvements. Added a dust chute, repaired the cabinet, and am in the middle of building a cool mobile base from a pallet jack. Quite a tangent, and has taken way longer than it should have, but I've had fun improving my welding skills. So I can take both saws and make one good one, and probably end up with enough parts to complete a second saw for one of my boys.
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Sounds good especially with the ability to put one into almost immediate use.
Congrats.
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Nice score! I'm kinda jealous!

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Turns out it's really barely a $200 Unisaw. The ad stated "bad motor", in my haste to complete the deal I didn't ask if the motor was included, it wasn't. The arbor bearings are pretty tight and bound up and there is no dust chute.

Probably a good parts saw for my project, it did have the magnetic starter setup, and switch, and of course the complete 52" Unifence plus a cast extension wing. So it was worth $200, put will probably never be a complete saw again as I will cannibalize it for my Unisaw project.
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I was rooting for you. Sorry it didnt work out as well as hoped.

I learned a long time ago, that if it didnt work to full performance when I looked at it , I would not buy it.
Thats just me personally. I prefer woodworking to tool rebuilding.

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I was rooting for you. Sorry it didnt work out as well as hoped.

I learned a long time ago, that if it didnt work to full performance when I looked at it , I would not buy it.
Thats just me personally. I prefer woodworking to tool rebuilding.
Fortunately I have a good saw in use already. I have a lot of interests, so the mechanical side of rebuilding the saw is fun for me, just takes me way too long to complete. Dollar wise as well I would have been better off buying a new, or near new saw. I really need to retire so I have more time to do these things...
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