moving my table saw

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Blog entry by tablesaw posted 04-30-2009 08:12 PM 5643 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i have a 500 lb table saw in my kitchen, left over after building an addition.. i neet to know how to get it out of my house. There is one step up to the double doors and i want to know the best way to move it with out dissasembling it.

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#1 posted 04-30-2009 08:16 PM

appliance dolly perhaps?

what kind of saw is it? how big? what’s the size of the fence (how long)?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 04-30-2009 08:25 PM

LOL, amazeing. Call a moveing company, or someone that can actually see your predicament.

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#3 posted 04-30-2009 08:52 PM

You did a remodel of a kitchen and are asking how to get the saw out? There are a hundred or more ways but without details there can be only very vague guessing.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 04-30-2009 08:53 PM

A hand truck with an extra person with a strong back to help, should be able to do it. You can rent them if you don’t have one.
Rent an engine hoist.
A case of beer and a few friends may also be able to take care of it.
All else fails, turn it into a kitchen island. :)

-- Brian (Woodworking n00b)

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#5 posted 04-30-2009 09:04 PM

Leave the saw, re-remodel the kitchen to your NEW shop. Easier to move the kitchen. LOL

-- Rick

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#6 posted 04-30-2009 09:10 PM

I really can’t see getting around not disassembling part of the table saw which is really not that big a deal. The body is a beast. By using some moving straps you could lift the main body to the landing area by the double door. I would make a investment in a rolling base which you could place the saw on when finish the lift and then roll it out to it destination. Protect your floor with cardboard or thin sheet plywood when rolling out the saw. Good luck…Blkcherry

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 04-30-2009 09:21 PM

The first questions are 1. how big is the saw? and 2. how big is the doorway?

If saw > doorway then saw must be taken apart.
Are you going flat.. i.e. not up or down stairs? build a dolly with large wheels
Here’s a wild one.
Are you going downstairs with the saw to the cellar? Have you finished the floor yet? If not I’d frame a hole downstairs, cut the plywood and build a temporary scaffolding frame with a 1000 lb block and tackle to drop it down. I actually did this In my garage with a large air compressor.
Call ET.. you know, the ones that built the pyramids.

I’d love to see a picture of your predicament.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

View Greg's profile


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#8 posted 04-30-2009 10:20 PM

Hmmmmm, let me look into my crystal ball!!!!

-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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#9 posted 04-30-2009 10:49 PM

If you remove the roof and hire a helicopter, they can lift it our for you. If a helicopter is unavailable, try a crane… sorry couldn’t resist.

Actually, the best would be make a dolly or buy an actual mobile base that fits your saw. Get the saw onto the base and wheel it out. Make an adequate ramp so that it then can go down the step.. just make sure you can control the decent so it doesn’t end denting the neighbors car.

-- making sawdust....

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John Stegall

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#10 posted 04-30-2009 11:01 PM

Blackcherry gives sound advice. That is the way I moved my Unisaw after turning my garage into a room. I was unable to convince my wife that I needed to have an air conditioned workshop instead of the “family” room she wanted. Now she wants to reverse the #%#$ thing. But I digress. After removing the cast iron top, It was narrow enough to fit through my outside door with a little help from the sil.

-- jstegall

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#11 posted 04-30-2009 11:13 PM

Acquire suitable length of chain , attach one end to tablesaw , open door , attach other end to tow bar on your pickup truck , start engine , engage transmission …..Hammer down !!!!

DOH !!!.....Plan ahead…...or maybe even reverse the steps you took getting it into your kitchen…This is kind of like painting yourself into a corner ,ay ? Should we assume that you have a double door in the kitchen ?Hopefully you just posted this to make the rest of us have a good laugh today. Either way , I thank you : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Peik Löf

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#12 posted 04-30-2009 11:43 PM

“This is kind of like painting yourself into a corner ,ay ?”

If you paint yourself into a corner you can just wait for the paint to dry ;P

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#13 posted 04-30-2009 11:47 PM

Get a lot of help…at least one should know what he’s (she’s doing. Let that person take charge. PAY for the beer and pizza

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#14 posted 05-01-2009 12:12 AM

Start working out now in 20yrs you’ll be built like a young Schwatzzenager and u can move it with one paw easily. lol but do protect the floor if it’s finished.

-- flash=250,100][/flash]

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#15 posted 05-01-2009 01:09 AM

Sounds like ramp and roller time to me. That’s how we move big, heavy elecrtrical gear.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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