|Forum topic by TonyJKent||posted 05-14-2016 04:27 PM||324 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
05-14-2016 04:27 PM
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]