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Forum topic by Clk51212 posted 12-04-2016 12:16 PM 640 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2016 12:16 PM

Upgrading my 6” jointer to a grizzly 8” in January . has to be moved in to my basement which has a 90* turn at top of stairs. hoping the crate is strong enough to stand on end to make the turn. if not was going to bolt the machine to a 2×4 home made pallet long enough to stand on end to make the turn. Any other thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 12-04-2016 12:35 PM

Take the jointer off the base and remove the fence, then you’re moving a couple hundred pounds at a time. It’s just a few bolts and makes things a lot safer.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#2 posted 12-04-2016 12:56 PM

That was also one of my ideas. took apart my 6” to clean. And lube it just to see how it comes apart and goes together

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#3 posted 12-04-2016 09:08 PM

I just went through the same exercise with a Grizzly G0490XW, but my basement stairs has a full 180deg turn at the middle landing. The G0490XW is a long bed parallelogram model. I contacted Grizzly before delivery and they did not recommend taking the tables off to move it. The answer may be different if you’re getting a dovetail ways model. If feasible, I would take it apart.

For what it’s worth, my crate was in decent shape, but it added even more length to an already long part. According to the spec sheet, the crate is 80” long. I do think it is strong enough to handle moving it. I’m not sure how easily it would make it around the turn crated. The crate contained the bed assembly and the fence. I un-crated it to move it. [Tip, there are 2 bolts holding the bed assembly to the crate, you access them from the bottom of the crate.] The base shipped in a separate box, which was really beat up upon delivery, but the base was fine.

I also have a window at the landing of the basement stairs.

I hired movers to do the heavy work. I gave them their choice and they picked using the window instead of trying to navigate the bed assembly around the turn. Two big young guys brought it in, and they were huffing and puffing by the end. They list the crate at 388#, minus the fence and crate, the bed must be around 340# or so. It’s heavy, and not easy to maneuver, so plan carefully.

Good luck and enjoy!

-- John

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#4 posted 12-05-2016 01:30 AM

Whatever you do, don’t try to lift the machine by the ends of the tables, as it’s easy to damage something.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#5 posted 12-05-2016 02:16 AM

When my 8” Grizzly was delivered 3 years ago the bed assembly was supposed to be attached to the crate by a bolt that went through the bottom of the crate. The head of that bolt and washer ripped right out of the crate’s bottom during shipping, allowing the assembly to move inside the crate. Fortunately, the only damage was scratched paint and they sent me a small bottle with which to touch it up. I wouldn’t plan on the crate being strong enough to move your jointer the way you want to. I would open the crate and disassemble it as much as possible before attempting to move it.

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#6 posted 12-06-2016 05:03 PM

Spoke with grizzly today regarding the parallelogram jointer the tech told me the tables were designed to be removed by just removing 4 pins per table and the height adjustment bar..

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#7 posted 12-06-2016 05:47 PM

That’s too funny; when I emailed them about it got a stern warning that this was not recommended. It would have made life a heck of a lot easier. With those off you can probably move the whole thing yourself if you have a hand truck.

-- John

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#8 posted 12-06-2016 05:59 PM

Spoke with Richard he said they were defined just for that purpose also if ya had a warped or broken table would be much easier to change out

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#9 posted 12-08-2016 01:15 AM

John I sent an email to grizzly to get written confirmation on just how to remove the beds still waiting on a reply I will post the return email

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#10 posted 12-08-2016 02:26 AM

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#11 posted 12-08-2016 10:54 PM

The tables can be removed from the 490. take out set screws on bearings undo the 2 cap head screws on the pivot plate tap the steel shaft out from the bearing from front to back . this will allow the table to pivot. Pivot the table up to remove 2 cap head screws on the inner pivot bracket then the table can be lifted off . Definitely a 2 man job. hopefully will have jointer by end of Jan and I’ll post pics as I go

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