Loc: westchester cnty, NY
Re: think this is worth $100?
05/26/12 09:06 AM
So, what happened? Don't keep us in suspenders.
Probably waited too long, and it's gone.
Moral of the story: If you need to ask on a forum if you should get something, you didn't need it anyway.
well, you're partially right. i don't need it but i i did see the unisaw yesterday. top was dirty and had a coating of rust, but showed no evidence of pitting. it would take a little effort to clean up, but i believe it would look acceptable and be perfectly serviceable. the raise and bevel wheels worked fine, although the gears and ways needed to be cleaned and lubricated. the trunions appeared to be solid with no cracks or damage of any kind. there was no discernible play in the arbor, and it turned freely, even though it was still belted to the motor. and that was a 3hp, 220v 1ph rockwell (?) motor that could be spun by hand but not powered up. seems the seller found the saw in the house he just purchased and there are no outlets compatible with the 220v plug on the motor, so the motor couldn't be tested. do i drag my generator up there to try it or just take my chances?
assuming (and yes, that's a significant assumption) that the motor powers up, it looks like a nice little project. part of me just wanted to see what all the fuss was about concerning these "old arn" unisaws and, if this was the vintage of those saws that are spoken of like they are the "second coming", i have to say i was unimpressed. the base and motor weren't all that heavy nor was the top. the combination probably comes in between 350 and 400 lbs. i could pick it up this weekend from a relative who is house sitting for the seller who is away for $100 or wait till next week and try to get it for less. the RAS that's included is recall eligible, so even at $100, my only costs are time and transportation. would you try to test the motor or just hope for the best where the motor is concerned?
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