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Forum topic by Chucklesawdustman posted 10-08-2015 03:47 PM 400 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2015 03:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: move a 14 band saw question

I have been using my Delta Milwaukee 14 ” band saw (1947vintage) for quite a while , now I want to move it down 1 flight of stairs. I know I’m planning to break down the saw frame from the motor stand but I’m trying to guess the weight of the saw frame casting which I plan to jockey it using a sturdy hand truck. I will lift off the stand with a chain fall and strap it to the hand truck. Knowing the approximate weight I think maybe 2 guys can handle it. any thoughts ?

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#1 posted 10-08-2015 04:33 PM

This is what I have – - I know different from yours but

The shipping weight is around 200 pounds.

i would suggest a furniture dolley with the wide base, that they use to move refrigerators, with a strap to secure it.

Frame is still cast iron – - yours might be 40 or 40 pounds heavier, as your wheels are likely iron instead of aluminum, but 2 guys should be able to move it around. Taking it apart and lining it all up again sucks.

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#2 posted 10-08-2015 06:36 PM

Do you have those steps that are just treads and stringers? Make sure they can handle the weight. I put in extra supports underneath before I started moving heavy tools downstairs.

I’ve taken 2 bandsaws down those stairs. I took off the table, and motor/base and took it down in sections. It’s not that hard, to me it’s worth the effort.

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#3 posted 10-08-2015 06:42 PM

Those saws are not that heavy (I’ve lugged my ‘50 Delta BS around by myself)... and they can be split into manageable chunks if needed. Even easier if you have a helper. At the very least, please take off the table before moving to prevent the trunnions from getting damaged (just remove the two star wheels and lift off).


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