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post #1 of 8 Old 10-07-2014, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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Uni saw question

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I'm looking to see if anyone can tell me the differences between a Uni Saw and a Delta "tilting arbor table saw". They look pretty close but seem to cost much less than a Uni Saw and the fence system seems to fit both. Is it worth the extra money for the Uni Saw for home use?
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Hi,
I'm looking to see if anyone can tell me the differences between a Uni Saw and a Delta "tilting arbor table saw". They look pretty close but seem to cost much less than a Uni Saw and the fence system seems to fit both. Is it worth the extra money for the Uni Saw for home use?
Thanks,
Ray
i did a google search and found this , their may be other things ? i have the delta tilting arbor , it is usa made and 20 or so yrs and never a problum , the search


The Unisaw has a giant cast iron trunnion (carriage) that holds the arbor/motor assembly. The trunnion is cradled by the cabinet and one only needs to loosen three bolts holding the table to the cabinet to make adjustments for parallel.

The Delta hybrid saws have a much smaller trunnion that is attached to the bottom of the top. It is quite a bit more difficult to make parallel adjustments.

A tell-tale sign between the two is where the front height-adjustment wheel is located on the front of the cabinet. On true cabinet saws, it is a third to half down from the top of the cabinet. On hybrids it is much closer to the top of the cabinet.
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Del has covered the differences and how to identify each, both are more than capable saws for home use, if you can get a deal on either one I would say go for it.

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Thanks for the info guys, not much of deal or an upgrade from what I have so I think I will just keep looking for a good deal on the Unisaw.
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Ray, what do you have now? I plan to sell my Unisaw and get a smaller saw soon.

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I have a craftsman saw with a uni fence
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I bet you like that fence better than the original one.

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It's a great fence
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