Loc: Helena, MT USA
Re: think this is worth $100?
05/26/12 11:32 PM
The chances of it being complete toast are fairly small. It may need bearings or a capacitor, but that's not a biggie. I'd grab it, but not everyone's as adventurous.
anyone care to speculate on what a replacement 3hp 220v 1ph unisaw compliant motor would cost. the hesitancy is based on the saw having been kept under a tarp outdoors for a while. so there's a possibility the motor might have gotten wet. if it had gotten wet, does anyone have any first hand experience with allowing such a motor to dry out and then restarting it? i would think that as long as the bearings haven't siezed, all should be well. first hand thoughts welcomed.
My suggestion is that you just pass on this saw. You obviously have too many questions about its condition to be serious about it. Maybe someone will come along that would like to take an old classic like this for a meager $100 and bring it back to life!