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    Unisaw, RIP

    Yesterday, November 5, 2008 at 2:30 PM the last "Old Style" Unisaw rolled off the line at Delta.

    THE Unisaw.
    1939 -2008

    I guess if you can't improve it you redesign it.
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    All the more reason to look at Steel City saws now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Yesterday, November 5, 2008 at 2:30 PM the last "Old Style" Unisaw rolled off the line at Delta.

    THE Unisaw.
    1939 -2008

    I guess if you can't improve it you redesign it.
    Neener neener neener I still have my slightly updated 1940 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    Neener neener neener I still have my slightly updated 1940 .
    So yours was once "The New Unisaw".
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    69 years with the same basic design unchanged except for cosmetics and minor do-dads. That's pretty impressive. Dare say there isn't any value engineered machinery out there now that break this record.
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    I can't compare because I do not know anything about it. But if something works well why change it unless the new substitute brings some improvement on the existing one?.

    In this days where the obsolescence of good products is dictated by marketing departments and fashion rather than by being new ones better than the old ones.

    I hate when I've been buying a product for years because it is good and all of a sudden it dissapears from the market.

    And the worst part is that we even tell to ourselves " Yeah... it was too good to last... that's why they stopped making it"

    Where on earth remains that "brand loyalty" and " customer satisfaction" "ECR" and all that mumbo jambo that marketing departments use to justify their actions?

    PS. No offence intended if any of you works in mkt. or is a mkt. manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    In this days where the obsolescence of good products is dictated by marketing departments and fashion rather than by being new ones better than the old ones.

    I hate when I've been buying a product for years because it is good and all of a sudden it dissapears from the market.

    Where on earth remains that "brand loyalty" and " customer satisfaction" "ECR" and all that mumbo jambo that marketing departments use to justify their actions?

    PS. No offence intended if any of you works in mkt. or is a mkt. manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    I can't compare because I do not know anything about it. But if something works well why change it unless the new substitute brings some improvement on the existing one?.

    One word ----> PROFIT

    As for the Unisaw, I have my 1947 model and will not get rid of it. So this doesn't effect me. The only thing I see that would improve this saw was a riving knife. But a good splitter, while not as nice I admit, will do the job. Other than that, there was nothing inside the saw to improve on that I can see.

    But of course I am being practical.
    Last edited by Jeff Horton; 11-07-2008 at 05:21 PM.
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    I do not know about the last uni-saws to be produced, but I would be willing to bet that that older ones were not made with good dust collection in mind, that is one area that most table saw makers could improve upon, and lots have.

    The riving knife is a no brainer, too bad that the uni-saws in the last 10 years or so did not get that upgrade.

    Does this mean that the new Delta saw has gone into production?

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    Well, according to >> THIS LINK << the new Unisaw will not be out for sale for another 85 days....

    That looks like the end of January 2009......
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