Minimax FS30 Unboxing

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Forum topic by TonyJKent posted 05-14-2016 04:27 PM 277 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2016 04:27 PM

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Hi folks, I’m a long time lurker, first time poster. I recently purchased my first jointer/planner. I looked closely at the Jet, Grizzly, Hammer and Minimax 12” combo machines and decided on the Minimax. A shout out to Erik Loza – he was great to work with when purchasing the machine.

I put a lot of thought into how I would get it off the pallet and onto a mobile base (in my case a Portamate PM3500). I decided to build a single use gantry from wood and a $60 harbor freight chain hoist. The vertical members of the gantry are 2”x6”’s and the joist was a 2×12 . It worked great – took about 15 minutes to move it from the pallet to the mobile base. I’ll use the wood to practice on the FS30.

I videoed my whole unboxing – you can take a look here. Hope this help other folks.


[x-posted on Sawmill Creek]

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