Laguna 14bx Best way to transport?

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Forum topic by Vintagewood1960 posted 09-03-2017 02:21 AM 1145 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-03-2017 02:21 AM

I scored a good CL deal tonight. The 110 v 1-3/4 HP Laguna 14bx bandsaw with the mobility kit and worklight in like new condition for $800.00. I’m going back Monday to pick it up in my pickup and need some advice on the best way to transport. Verticle/Horozontal ? I would imagine at the very least I would want to brace the motor so it’s not bouncing around. Any other suggestions?

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#1 posted 09-03-2017 02:37 AM

take the table off and lay it down put head end in first then will make it easier to unload :<))


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#2 posted 09-03-2017 02:38 AM

My suggestion is to take the blade off remove the table and lay it down on its back.It could be hauled standing up its not very tall.Are you good with knots or tie downs?

-- Aj

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#3 posted 09-03-2017 02:39 AM

I would separate the base from the top and transport it in a car or SUV, personally. I would be surprised if the motor has much play in how it’s mounted. The bandsaws I have had have had the motor perfectly secure bolted to the base.

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#4 posted 09-03-2017 10:13 AM

I’ll be using the ratcheting tie downs. The motor just hangs off the back of the lower cabinet and is not attached to the base. So it concerns me that the weight of the motor without support could tweak the cabinet and cause an alignment issue. On the other hand an attempt to brace the motor with a few 6×6’s might just exasperate the problem by giving the motor something to bounce against should I hit a bigger bump than expected. Humm.. I may be over thinking this they ship these things halfway around the world so 30 miles of careful driving should be no problem.

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#5 posted 09-03-2017 10:49 AM

If possible, I’d rent a small u haul with a ramp. Hand truck it in and strap it to the side.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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#6 posted 09-03-2017 11:01 AM

Just take the motor off if you’re concerned.

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#7 posted 09-03-2017 11:03 PM

Thanks for the responses. I’m going to remove the table lay it down horizontal and support the motor with a roll of carpet to provide a firm but giving support. Kinda like to keep the disassembly/ assembly to a minimum.

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#8 posted 09-04-2017 02:19 PM

Lots of good advice here!

Lay it back on its spine if you cannot secure it upright, remove the motor if paranoid (though the blocking idea is fine), remove the table.

Removing the table is probably the most critical as the trunnions are under a lot of stress when the table is loading them in a bouncy, non-normal fashion.

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