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Forum topic by ki7hy posted 06-24-2016 10:38 PM 1058 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ki7hy

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06-24-2016 10:38 PM

All,

My bandsaw is finally dead to rights and I’m not going to hobble it along anymore. I purchased one that’s significantly better than the cheapo one I currently have even if the current one was actually working to it’s full potential.

I’m rambling…UPS wants to do the freight delivery this Monday, was hoping for a weekend so I could have some help unloading the truck. I didn’t opt for the liftgate service. New saw weighs just under 200lbs shipped. I expressed this to the lady on the phone that I won’t have help and she said the driver will help me get it to the ground….Is the driver going to be surprised when I ask for help or?? I can use a dolly otherwise. I’m not a little man, I used to throw around old air cooled VW motors when I was a kid. I’m 37 or 38 now (will have to figure that out) so I still have a little left in me but I’m not getting 200 pounds from a truck to the ground on my own without dropping it.

Should I throw him $10 or something when done?

Thanks!


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syenefarmer

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#1 posted 06-24-2016 11:23 PM

Definitely offer to tip the driver if he helps. This will make sure that you get it to ground level undamaged. I’d say $10 is OK if he just helps you lower it to ground level, $20 if he helps get it inside.

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ki7hy

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#2 posted 06-24-2016 11:44 PM

I was saying $10 to just get it to the ground. Definitely not expecting help to the garage. I can use a hand truck for that.

I mainly posted to see if it was normal for the drivers to help or will this be a surprise to the driver.

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#3 posted 06-25-2016 04:03 AM

I think it comes in 2 boxes if I’m not mistaken. The base in one box and top in the other. That should be no problem then. At least that’s the way mine did. I transported it in my car and unloaded it myself. 24 years ago. lol

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#4 posted 06-25-2016 04:06 AM

What saw did you get??

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#5 posted 06-25-2016 04:36 AM

Nothing special. Wasn’t planning for a new saw so I didn’t have too much cash to throw at it and the wife and I don’t use credit anymore. Grizzly g0555P the solid white one. It’s definitely an upgrade from the 9 or 10” Rockwell made in the 80’s I got from my grandfather that I’ve had to fuss with every time I use it until it finally gave out and I said I was done. I’m sure I’ll be more pleased about laying out the cash when I get it.

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#6 posted 06-25-2016 04:37 AM

Ended up being $499 total shipped.

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#7 posted 06-25-2016 10:33 AM

I had a pallet delivered by FedEx with litigate service. I was concerned as my driveway is paved but 80 feet slightly uphill.. I was worried about getting it in the garage as it weighed 600 #.

I was very happily surprised. The driver used his pallet jack and put it in the garage. It barely fit height wise. I offered him a $20 tip which he refused and asked that I give it to charity.

It was a large pallet with no damage and put in my garage….what could be better…hope your delivery goes as well.

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#8 posted 06-25-2016 12:04 PM

Usually the delivery goes smooth. The UPS guys will almost always get the package to your door and if you ask, I’m sure he’ll do whatever he can to get you your delivery. I’m well into my 60’s and I still move my own machines, help never seems to be around when you need it. Hope the saw works well after you get it set up.

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#9 posted 06-25-2016 12:08 PM

Under 200 lbs should be no issues at all. I would imagine the driver will have it off the truck before you can even ask as he will be ready to head to the next drop off.

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#10 posted 06-25-2016 12:12 PM

If you are ready for it. That is there is a clear path to the garage or where you want to put and it is easy for him to get to. I am certain he will help you put it there. He will certainly help you get it off the truck, for after all he can’t finish deliveries until its off the truck. If he has no means to help you get it off the driveway and into the garage. You can always cover it until you have help.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#11 posted 06-25-2016 02:41 PM


Nothing special. Wasn t planning for a new saw so I didn t have too much cash to throw at it and the wife and I don t use credit anymore. Grizzly g0555P the solid white one. It s definitely an upgrade from the 9 or 10” Rockwell made in the 80 s I got from my grandfather that I ve had to fuss with every time I use it until it finally gave out and I said I was done. I m sure I ll be more pleased about laying out the cash when I get it.

- ki7hy


That looks like an amazing deal. Lots of features found usually on more expensive saws too. I never quite understood why Grizzly does the “Polar Bear” series and the regular green models. They say it’s the same thing, other than color. I guess it’s nice to have the choice though. Great job and very exciting!!! Post up pics when you get her set up.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#12 posted 06-26-2016 10:35 AM

As a UPS driver. I’d help you. If u have a truck .. Drop the tailgate and back up to his trailer put it on , then Saturday get some friends to help you with putting it in your shop. Tips are up to you.

UPS city driver Florence s.c.

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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#13 posted 06-26-2016 01:36 PM


Nothing special. Wasn t planning for a new saw so I didn t have too much cash to throw at it and the wife and I don t use credit anymore. Grizzly g0555P the solid white one. It s definitely an upgrade from the 9 or 10” Rockwell made in the 80 s I got from my grandfather that I ve had to fuss with every time I use it until it finally gave out and I said I was done. I m sure I ll be more pleased about laying out the cash when I get it.

- ki7hy

That looks like an amazing deal. Lots of features found usually on more expensive saws too. I never quite understood why Grizzly does the “Polar Bear” series and the regular green models. They say it s the same thing, other than color. I guess it s nice to have the choice though. Great job and very exciting!!! Post up pics when you get her set up.

- Woodchuck2010

It differentiates the products made in two different factories. The white ones are from Taiwan I think.

-Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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ki7hy

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#14 posted 06-28-2016 03:58 PM

Brian is right. The quality control on the Polar Bear one isn’t as high as the regular. It’s for cheap people like myself. :)

Update, UPS freight dude was on point. Showed up. Hopped out of the giant truck and popped open the tractor trailer. Grabbed his little push style lift and grabbed my pallet and lowered it down to the ground on the lift gate. Then pushed it all the way up the driveway and into the shop. Didn’t really ask me where I wanted it so much, just “Is this good here?”...I said “Better than good”. I couldn’t believe he went that far and didn’t ask me a thing.

I tried to throw him $20 but he refused, so I grabbed a $10 bill from my pocket but again refused. Good guy, works hard, doesn’t feel entitled.

Thumbs up to UPS freight.

I started setting up the saw, I still need to clean the crap off the cast table and build the fence. Hopefully I can get to that when I get home from work tonight but I can’t guarantee that. It will get done this week though.

Thanks everyone for the input.

- Dave

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#15 posted 06-28-2016 07:00 PM

I was under the impression that if it was made in Asia, Taiwan was the preferred location for quality as apposed to mainland China.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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