Recently purchased an older Rockwell Unisaw from an estate. This unit has been well used, but runs very smooth, and has low voltage control and the biggest 3hp single phase motor I've ever come across. Surface cleaned up pretty well, but has some pitting, looks like the Biesmier fence was left in place and got water under it. Mill marks on cast iron top are almost worn smooth. Came with an extra 3hp motor, extra trunnion, and Biesmier fence,
and of course no provision for dust collection.
I have a later model Delta Unisaw that works OK, but doesn't have the low voltage control, and dust collection is pretty poor. Older saw runs much smoother, and doesn't "bang" on startup (LVC).
Would you opt to modify older saw for dust control, or keep the later one and sell the old one? I like the older equip, but this thing is really well used.