Art Silva's Slider Swap

AND THEY SAID IT COULDN'T BE DONE!
DeWalt sliding tables actually fit Unisaws!

SHOP OWNER: Art Silva
LOCATION: New Tripoli, PA

    Recently I installed a new DeWalt sliding table on my 1963 Unisaw. Despite rumors to the contrary, this is not only possible, it is also easier than I thought it would be.
Sliding Table Front View

    There are no holes to tap. The only parts that you need to make from scratch are two simple brackets, which are nothing more than 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1/4" steel plates, drilled for mounting bolts. Since DeWalt uses metric fasteners, I replaced the standard DeWalt-issue 10mm flat-head bolts with (5) 7/6-20 x 1" flat head Allen machine bolts.
Sliding Table Rear View
Art Silva's Slider Swap

 

    To Unisaw owners who are using a Unifence, this swap will still be a walk in the park. As you can see from the pictures, I have a Biesemeyer table and rear angle, along with my 52" Unifence and deluxe Uniguard. The most time consuming part is cutting the fence rail so the table can clear it on the left.
    If you're considering this modification and need more information, please feel free to e-mail me with questions.

. . . Art Silva



 

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