1956 Rockwell Delta Unisaw Resto-Mod
Purchased as a non-running basket case, this 1956 Rockwell Unisaw gained new life in my shop. With a cabinet that had seen its share of holes and cuts this saw was a great starting point for my resto-mod dream saw. The guts were flawless and the table was flat, so I cleaned every piece and sprayed it Bahama Blue. I replaced the arbor bearings, added an easy to reach paddle switch, and added a new Leeson 1.5 hp replacement motor. New rails and a Biesemeyer fence insure precise cuts. The original scab boards on the fence had begun to delaminate so I replaced them with solid cherry and took advantage of the now exposed seven mounting screws by adding the color spectrum, proper, Roy G. Biv. I added to my tool collection, purchasing an Incra Miter Guage and a Delta Tenoning Jig. These old iron Unisaws will run forever with just a little maintenance and I fall in love with it all over again every time the blade spins up.