Quest machine found: 1951 Uni...
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...with Unifence, original fence, AND goose egg motor cover.

This popped up on my Facebook Marketplace last week. I wasn't actively lookin for a (third) saw, but I couldn't say no to something at such a low price 20 miles away!

I don't know when the R/I motor was last serviced, so I'll replace its bearings and make a new switching spring collar before I open it up.

I didn't need this saw but I've wanted one for a decade now. Hopefully one of my kids will use it when I'm done with it.


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Semper fi,
Brad

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  Re: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni... by ®smpr_fi_mac® (...with Unifence, or...)
Nice!  Can I ask what you paid?  I spotted one of a similar vintage in the wild recently myself, but it's been over a decade since my last restoration. I also don't need another table saw right now, but...but...
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  Re: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni... by ®smpr_fi_mac® (...with Unifence, or...)
Wow! Nice find....an heirloom tool.
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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  Re: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni... by ®smpr_fi_mac® (...with Unifence, or...)
Looking forward to the details of the frame-off restoration!
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  Re: RE: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni... by Philip1231 (Looking forward to t...)
Nice.  Mine's a 1954, but yours is in better visual condition and has a bullet motor no less.  They are so smooth and full of torque.  You didn't say what you paid but just that motor cover is worth well over $100; same for the clean out door and plinth.

John
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  Re: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni... by ®smpr_fi_mac® (...with Unifence, or...)
The original ad was $300. By the time I got to him, he had been offered $450, which he said surprised him. I explained why and said I'll go as high as $500 but if he gets higher, to take it. He reached out the next day and said if I wanted it for $500 it was mine. We scheduled for the next sunny day (it had been raining for several days). When I showed up, he said he had been offered $800 after we talked but was happy with $500 knowing it would be put into use again.

It was his dad's, who bought it used in the 80's. Dad was a Master Carpenter (or at least, the way he said it, to me it sounds capitalized) and was really into ww'ing as a hobby. From what I gathered, he passed away a few years back and his son was trying to figure out what to do with his tools. He kept a few for his own use but didn't have enough room to keep them all.

There is a bit of rust on the plinth. His father taped in a sheet of plexiglass to guide shavings towards the DC opening. I don't know whether I'll do much of a refurb any time soon, but if I do, since I'm not a purist, I'll likely paint it Rustoleum Hammered Black, as I like the way it looks and I painted my jointer and PM66 in the same color. Painted the dust hood the same on my PM100 and will eventually paint the planer, too.
Semper fi,
Brad

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  Re: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni... by ®smpr_fi_mac® (...with Unifence, or...)
Nice story, and good on him for selling it to you. There aren't a lot of CL listers that would do that. Congrats!
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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  Re: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni... by ®smpr_fi_mac® (...with Unifence, or...)
Nice haul bud.......
Steve

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  Re: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni... by ®smpr_fi_mac® (...with Unifence, or...)
Nice saw. Do you really need to paint it? The "worn look" is in! Give it a coat of wax.
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  Re: Quest machine found: 1951 Uni... by ®smpr_fi_mac® (...with Unifence, or...)
To be honest, I've been wanting to paint my 100 for five years.

It's still that tired, beat up green...
Semper fi,
Brad

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