|Review by Jeff Mazur||posted 01-04-2017 06:44 PM||4961 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
This isn’t a full review – haven’t even opened the box yet – but I want to post it in order to help others who may have had my same concerns about the size of the carton. FYI, the saw came shipped with cartons and pallet in EXTREMELY good condition (vendor was Woodcraft, shipped via UPS.) So, so far, 5 star experience with a happy surprise, read on for the surprise…
My concern was about whether I could get the saw all the way into my workshop without having to uncrate it. I don’t like lugging heavy and expensive equipment around unprotected any farther than I have to. Information on the carton size is not available online, you have to contact Sawstop. They told me that the carton size is 42 long, 30 high, and 31 wide, which was the cause for my initial concern, because one of the two doorways that the saw would have to go through on its way to my shop is only 28” wide. My happy surprise was this: the size quoted is the size ON PALLET. The actual size of the carton alone is only 42 long, 24 high, and 31 wide, meaning that the saw in its factory carton can fit through most any doorway (and definitely my 28” one.)
I hope this bit of logistics information helps someone who’s pondering the saw’s journey into their shop. I will only post another review if my experience reveals other interesting new information or differs significantly from that of the other 5 star reviewers. (I’m not here to brag or gush, just to inform :)
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