R4511, Crate size?

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Forum topic by Scott Hildenbrand posted 09-12-2009 02:52 AM 1238 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Scott Hildenbrand

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09-12-2009 02:52 AM

Roughly how large w*h is the table saw in the metal shipping crate? Wondering if it will fit into the back of an Element or if a trailer is a must.

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#1 posted 09-12-2009 08:15 PM

Scott, Don’t know what kind of saw you’re getting, but I would think the manufacturer or distributor should be able to get you those dimensions. Hope you have some help to unload it when you get home.

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#2 posted 09-12-2009 09:51 PM

That’d be the R4511.. We decided to do the trailer since they’re going to be loading it with the forks.

Thing’s going into the basement, which will be a fun task.. Not too big of a deal though.

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#3 posted 09-12-2009 10:39 PM

I just bought one last weekend. It seems to be a great saw. I think trailer would be a better choice because lifting into a vehicle would not be fun.

Even with the box unpacked the saw is still pretty heavy, so be sure to get some help. I used some wooden ramps to slide the saw still attached to the bottom of the crate down the outside basement steps.

Some things to keep in mind while setting up the saw:
1. If you want to install the dust chute make sure you put it on before you assemble the lift.
2. If you want the lift its easier to assemble before you put the rest of the saw together.
3. I had a lot of problems getting the riving knife aligned. The manual says to adjust the four screws holding the riving knife, but it doesn’t mention there are two big screws that align entire arm. The only problem is you have take the blade off for this. To solve this, I loosened the two screws and clamped a straight edge to the table aligning the blade and moving knife where I wanted it. Then take off the blade and if the knife arm moves just push it back against your straight edge.

Enjoy the saw, I know I am!

-- Kris

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#4 posted 09-13-2009 12:00 AM

I have one of these as well. I’m not sure about the back opening on an Element but it should fit. Close, but should fit. The cage is actually inside another cardboard box. Bulky, but very effective at keeping the saw safe.

I opened my box and saw the cage in there and immediately thought, I’m going to turn that upside down, bolt it to the ceiling and use it as a wood rack. That’s exactly what I did. It isn’t the heaviest gauge steel so I won’t put a lot of weight into it but I have a little extra room if I need it.

Would a picture of the cage be of help for you? It’s mounted to the ceiling. I could measure it if that would help.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#5 posted 09-13-2009 03:39 AM

Thanks for the input on it.

We decided to go ahead and use a trailer to pick it up since they’re wanting to load it with the forks.. Lazy I say.. Why it’s only 500lb.. :D

Kris, thanks for the tips.. I’d seen in their instructions that they want you to tip the saw to install the chute.. Eeesh.. Brings up a Q though.. I do not have a good dust collection system yet.. So I can leave the chute off if need be?

I’m going to be dropping the existing riving knife for a low profile one, soon as I pick up some metal to cut one out.

I’d seen someone made a half blade out of hardboard to do adjustments on the saw as well. Not sure if it was for the knife though.. Tons of good ideas floating around.

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#6 posted 09-13-2009 05:01 AM

The dust chute can be left off. The manual does warn against installing the chute without a 4’ inch dust collection system. The waring is against personal injury and bodily harm. I’m not sure why this is. The only things I can come up with are recirculationg of dust particles into the air that would have fallen to the floor. Maybe there could be an explosion hazard? I have no idea.

-- Kris

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