Last week I picked up a new Grizzly G0555LANV Band Saw. This was the result of a lot of consideration, but I finally pulled the trigger. Getting the thing home and set up was the next challenge.
The saw was packed in two boxes, one weighing 40+ pounds, the other 206. I’m not the guy I once was; I have arthritis and a couple herniated disks in my lower spine. A 206 pound dead lift is not going to happen. To plan ahead I threw together a sled – two 2X4s and a piece of OSB. The Grizzly guys loaded the saw (with a forklift) into the back of my RAV4.
The sled worked like a charm.
I was home.
The saw was well packed and everything seemed undamaged.
I found the directions reasonably clear. I assembled the base and a mobile base.
Next I cleaned off the protective gunk on the table
and gave it a good coat of wax.
The final step – putting the saw on the base – took a couple days to complete. I could lift the ting off the floor, but my back wasn’t going to take trying to lift it as high as the mobile base. Saturday a friend – my son’s father-in-law – came over and we hoisted it into place.
-- Dave K.