A 14" Grizzly comes to Matthews, NC #2: Slowly it decsends...the creepy, spine tingling noise it makes...

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Blog entry by AnnaCatherine posted 03-25-2010 03:02 AM 1097 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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the lift sent chills up my spine. The UPS Freight driver told me he was told to make my delivery last. I muttered my disappointment but then guy said he didn’t know why. He apologized as he was aware of what he was delivering. All was okay, the box was here and I was about to venture into unknown land. Then as he pulled the pallet jack to the back of the truck I saw it. It was blaring out at me, laughing…a huge gaping hole in the box!! NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO:cough,cough::OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooo. (Picture Ralphie here, in that scene where he’s…oh nevermind).

Anyway, I watched as the driver, pallet jack and bandsaw descend from the back of the truck on the lift, I told the driver what I saw. He said he saw it too when it was loaded onto his truck. We both made note of the damage and I went to reach for my handtruck. I was thinking I was going to have to haul that mother up my 20’ driveway! ALL THE WAY!!! BY MYSELF!!!! Whatever!

Anyway, the UPS driver was a nice guy. (I swear he had only had this job for about an hour when he offered to use the pallet jack to drag my bandsaw into my garag…er…shop.) He helped me get the box off of TWO pallets it was on. It was too funny to watch me wrestle the box open to try to find the manual. Next will be how to put a bandsaw together.

Oh and photos are on the way, the camera battery went dead! ::insert funery music here::

-- Anna-Catherine

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#1 posted 03-25-2010 04:57 AM

Can’t wait to see the pictures. I had to haul mine up my driveway on a handcart. No liftgate on the truck either. But that’s all past now and I’m still happy with the saw.


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#2 posted 03-25-2010 05:21 AM

No pics = didn’t happen :-)

Congrats on the new saw! These things just don’t always happen without a touch of drama and tension, do they?

I hope the damage was JUST to the corrugated, and that your Grizzly is fierce, standing on its hind legs, and eating all the wood in the area !!!

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 03-25-2010 02:12 PM

I have a Grizzly 14 inch. Did you get the riser as well? After a bit of aligning, it went right to work. I found the blade to be a bit cheap but that is usally the way it goes when a new saw comes in. I replaced it right away with a new TimberWolf. Works great. I have added a riser so i can resaw taller pieces. The only negative I can say is the dust collection port is not very effecient. Me being the a backyard engineer I am, capped off the original dust port an added one on the door right where the dust falls. Works farrrrrrr better. Good luck and happy sawing.

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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#4 posted 03-25-2010 02:31 PM

it’s been 11 hours ,
where is the first finished project ?

what’s the holdup (LOL) ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 03-25-2010 06:35 PM

LOL, well the hold up is I’m a girl…I can’t decide what project to do on it first! LOL

Actually I made a commitment to work in the yard this morning. But now….we’ll see what happens.

-- Anna-Catherine

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#6 posted 03-25-2010 08:43 PM

congrats on the new saw, hope there wasnt any damage on the saw it self from the hole in the box. Will be waiting for pictures. Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#7 posted 03-25-2010 09:29 PM

congrat´s with the delivery of your new baby
hope it´s born healthy with out any missing lems
have fun with it and learned it behave so you
don´t have to fight with it year in and year out

looking forward to see how you grow with it

pssst over a day now no pictures yet Hmmmff


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