Taking delivery of G0654 jointer in basement workshop

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12-01-2015 03:28 AM

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I’m thinking of pulling the trigger on a new Grizzly G0654 jointer. The problem is that my workspace is down in the basement of my small rowhome, and I’m not sure about how feasible it will be to take delivery of this thing and try and get it down there.

Basically I’m thinking that initially I’ll need to pay the extra $35 for lift gate service to get the delivery to ground level safely. Then I’ll need to find some way to get everything up about 4 steps through the front door and back down about 15 very narrow stairs (27” wide) into the basement. Is this possible? Does the jointer come in two packages (jointer itself + mobile stand) so I’ll be able to get each box down to the basement in turn and then assemble it down there? Anyone know what kind of weights/dimensions each package is likely to be and whether a couple of able-bodied people should be able to shift them comfortably?

Thanks for any help/guidance,


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#1 posted 12-01-2015 03:34 AM

May sound like I’m joking but at times, that’s where friends who accept payment in beer and pizza come in handy.

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#2 posted 12-01-2015 03:58 AM

Not a problem. I managed to get a Sawstop cabinet saw, 14” Dewalt radial saw, and six inch Delta ‘old iron’ jointer into my basement single handed. You can break open the boxes in your garage/driveway and bring down the pieces separately. If there’s one too heavy to manhandle rent a appliance dolly from U-haul for about $10. Enjoy your new jointer!

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 04:09 AM

The G0654 is relatively small(in your case, its small in the best way in that jointers are narrow), as most 6 inch jointers are. Its certainly possible to get the jointer down the stairs by yourself just by slowly dragging it. Although, theres no harm in asking a friend for a hand. Save your $35 and have a friend help you get it off the truck. It’s only about 230lbs, easily lifted by 2 people, as long as you have firm footing and keep the load square and close to your body, in line with your spine.

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#4 posted 12-01-2015 06:15 AM

I recently moved about 800 miles — and from one basement shop to another basement shop. So far, I’ve hauled numerous heavy tools out of one and into the other — including a cabinet saw, 6” jointer, band saw, planer, drill press, etc. In several cases, I disassembled the tool into smaller (and lighter) parts. It took longer, but wasn’t all that hard. I used a standard hand cart (dolly) to maneuver stairs, but in one case, I contacted a friend who had access to a “stair-stepper” dolly. Those are really nice for getting heavy items up and down stairs. Maybe you can rent one.

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#5 posted 12-01-2015 01:18 PM

One thing I did before moving heavy tools into the basement was to reinforce the stairs. I have the old time 2 by stretchers and treads that were just nailed together. I put in wood screws, and supports under the stretchers.

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#6 posted 12-01-2015 01:20 PM

I had a 12” down not quite as many steps. A couple thoughts. A come-along and some galvanized pipe under it(do it like an Egyptian). I moved a 3/4 ton 20” jointer down some steps that had some 4×4 sled rigged under it.

Another option is to remove the jointer from the cabinet and a couple buds move it down.

For me gravity worked great going down, but I’m dreading the day I move (2 years) when my equipment has to come out of there.

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