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Hammer A3-41 #2: Moving an 800 pound jointer/planer into my basement shop

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Blog entry by CharlieK posted 03-06-2018 08:34 PM 2081 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was a little concerned about the initial delivery of the new combo machine, especially since I have a long driveway it’s wintertime here in Minnesota. When my bandsaw was delivered several years ago the driver wouldn’t back into my driveway. He just parked on the street and we wheeled it up to the garage on a pallet jack.

As you can see by my first post, those concerns were unnecessary.

NOW, I had to get this beast from the garage down into my basement shop. I already knew that I would hire the same piano movers that moved my bandsaw and my tablesaw for me. In fact, I checked with them before I ever bought the machine to make sure that it was even possible to get something this heavy into the basement.

My added concern with this move was that this machine cannot be lifted by the tables, and I wasn’t sure if that would be a problem. When the machine arrived I realized that it was bolted down to a skid and that skid was small enough that it would fit down the stairs. I left the machine bolted to the skid skid so that the movers would have something to lift from.

Everything went perfectly and the guys were fantastic. They even placed mats on the stairs and on the carpet before the carried it into the house. Piano movers are my secret weapon!

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lightweightladylefty

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#1 posted 03-07-2018 05:17 AM

Charlie,

My back is killing me just watching them! You made a good decision. Now get to work!!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#2 posted 03-07-2018 05:47 AM



Charlie,

My back is killing me just watching them! You made a good decision. Now get to work!!

L/W

- lightweightladylefty

Thanks! Piano movers are great. I asked them what was the heaviest thing they moved. They said they moved an 1800 pound safe just last week.

-- Adjustable Height Workbench Plans http://www.Jack-Bench.com

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#3 posted 03-07-2018 10:43 PM

Amazing. If that weighs 800 pounds then each guy was lifting 200 pounds by a strap a some point. I watched it twice and it sure looked like they picked it up and didn’t slide it on the uphill set of stairs. If you ever need a repair, I hope they make house calls! Enjoy your new tool.

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CharlieK

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#4 posted 03-07-2018 10:51 PM


Amazing. If that weighs 800 pounds then each guy was lifting 200 pounds by a strap a some point. I watched it twice and it sure looked like they picked it up and didn t slide it on the uphill set of stairs. If you ever need a repair, I hope they make house calls! Enjoy your new tool.

- KTNC

Thanks! They definitely carried it up the back stairs. If we didn’t happen to have snow then they probably would have carried it all the way around the house. Those guys are good!

-- Adjustable Height Workbench Plans http://www.Jack-Bench.com

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