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Originally Posted by difalkner View Post
...Paint is the only sticking point - it's like PM wants to hold hostage the gold color by charging so much for rattle cans. I wasn't willing to play that game with them; black looks cool, I think!
When I looked at the two paint colors, I had to laugh. Many years ago I did an upgrade of brochures for a foundation, and the designer had suggested gold, pretty much the the baby poop yellow of later day PowerMatic paint jobs. I hated it, so added some red and knocked it down to almost the same bronze color you showed for the older machines. The 66 was the saw I thought most about getting, but it would have crushed the shop plywood floor, so I wound up with the Laguna 10 inch hybrid. Great saw, can upgrade it to 220 if I want (unlikely). Great project, great saw.
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Adam and I loaded the saw and jointer into the back of his truck by ourselves - these are HEAVY tools!
I just moved my Unisaw to the new house tonight, and it's a lot heavier now than it was 20 years ago, when I last moved it.

Nice job on the restoration.
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