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Hello, I have been thinking about posting on Lumberjocks for a while, to thank the many hints, tips and ideas I have found here and to add a tip or two myself.
I purchased a Grizzly table saw and worried for days about unloading a 600 pound monster, by myself. I live out in the country, with a rugged drive way, and no one to help. How I solved the problem and pictures will be forth coming.

-- jerset



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wseand

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#1 posted 1468 days ago

Welcome to LJs, great to have you on board.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Eagle1

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#2 posted 1468 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. I’m sure you will enjoy it here. It also will be addictive.. It is for me anyway..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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velo_tom

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#3 posted 1468 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. I not so fondly remember the wrestling match I had with my 14” bandsaw (Jet, that does not require riser addition, i.e. heavy) pulling it out of the truck and lifting the top onto the base. I’ve seen my weight limit and would be afraid to try and bring home anything that heavy again. I’m curious to see how you handled your table saw.

-- There's no such thing as mistakes, just design changes.

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patron

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#4 posted 1468 days ago

i always give a shout ,

to Archimedes and Newton ,

when ever i need to move heavy things
they know their stuff .

and it saves my back !

-- 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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Sailor

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#5 posted 1468 days ago

jerset,

Not to long ago I bought myself a 600 pouner from Grizzly and boy do I love that saw. Anyways, when it was delivered I had the pleasure of have a forklift avaliable to unload the pallet from the truck. I moved the thing about 10’ total with the lift and sat it outside the front door of my shop. With a good bit of muscle and some coaxing I was able to “walk” the saw to about where I wanted it then unboxed it and carefully slid it off the pallet. Once it was off I could still move it little by little to get it where I wanted it.

I assembled the entire thing by myself also and it wasn’t bad at all. Took me a couple of hours, but that first cut was great!

Be sure you have some paste wax or something to put on the table when you get all the other gunk cleaned off to keep it from rusting.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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jerset

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#6 posted 1468 days ago

Hi Guys, Thanks for the warm welcome. I will post the tale of the unloading of my 600 pound monster later today, as soon as I get the photos organized. I have turned to LJ many times in the last year for advise, it is a great resource.

-- jerset

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HokieMojo

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#7 posted 1468 days ago

looking forward to it. I’m often trying this stuff solo.

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Rustic

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#8 posted 1468 days ago

Welcome and enjoy

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#9 posted 1468 days ago

Welcome and watch your back! Look forward to your story.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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jerset

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#10 posted 1468 days ago

I purchased a Grizzly table saw and looked to LJ for tips on unloading and setup. I found a lot of advise to call your friends to help lift it out of the truck. i live out in the country and getting a bunch of strong back here at the same time was not possible, my back is not what it used to be also, cut to the chase after checking on different solutions, i decided to buy a hoist and mount it outside my shop door, Cabelas had a hoist at a reasonable price,Grizzly too. I concreted 4 feet of 1 1/4 inch galvanized pipe in a 2 foot hole and added 10 feet length braced to the garage eve. It has an 800 pound lifting capacity. I purchased nylon straps from Grizzly and lifted it off my pickup with ease and set it on a mobile base. Here are some photos.

-- jerset

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Div

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#11 posted 1468 days ago

Clever plan and now you have a hoist for the rest of the tools you’ll be buying! It never stops!

Welcome!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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patron

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#12 posted 1468 days ago

Archimedes would be proud to have this ,

he could have enjoyed his bath longer .

well done !

-- 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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PflugervilleSteve

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#13 posted 1464 days ago

Pretty slick. Hope you have little/no need for that monster first aid box! Welcome to Lumberjocks. I lok forward to seeing your projects.

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jerset

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#14 posted 1464 days ago

RE First aid box.
I read the part about amputations, I keep a Nurse in there!

-- jerset

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