Starting from complete scratch sounds like a daunting task as it will be full of mistakes. After much research, I decided on the Ridgid r4512 table saw to be my first.
The first mistake I made was hurting my lower back getting this 268 pound monster in my VW hatchback. Once I got home, the question remained in my mind, “how am I going to get it out by myself?” Cut it out, thats what I did. After about an hour, it was out and my back was sore, but I was determined.
The table bed was upside down though on the floor. How was I to flip it? I got some rachet straps and bundled the styrofoam encasement that the table saw was in and flipped it. Second mistake, my back, hurt again.
During some off time, mostly at lunch while at work during the week, I read through the manual and decided that there would be no way to stand this bad boy up once the legs were on by myself. I would need some help. But, I could put as much together as I could before that stage. Plus, this would give my back a break for 5 days.
Here is a pic of the unboxing.
More to come as the next weekend approaches.
-- Capt Mike