Delta Unisaw Rebuild Part IV

If you build furniture, chances are you assemble pieces as soon as possible to get a better look at the piece. I don’t think I’ve built a chest of drawers where I haven’t set the drawer fronts in place even before the drawer boxes were built. I imagine rebuilding a vintage Unisaw from Delta would be the same.

The time has come. With all the saw parts cleaned and refurbished and the electric parts reworked and rewired, it’s time to reassemble the vintage 1944 Unisaw. In this fourth video segment of the Delta Unisaw Rebuild (click here), you’ll watch Steve Shanesy single-handedly install the motor , all 84 pounds of it , into the saw cabinet. (This is worth the price of admission by itself.)

There’s more. Steve walks through the steps to adjust your tabletop to the blade (a two-step process that ensures accuracy in your cuts), adds a shop-made bottom to the cabinet to aid in dust collection and shows you a couple tips to make the work easier. At the end, you see a table saw that’s ready to work. It makes you wonder what he’ll cover in the next two installments, doesn’t it?

To view episode four, click here. To take a look at episode three and earlier installments, click here.

- Glen D. Huey

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About Glen D. Huey

Glen Huey is managing editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, an accomplished period furniture maker and author of numerous woodworking books and videos (as well as magazine articles).

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