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Forum topic by builtinbkyn posted 11-25-2017 06:08 PM 383 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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builtinbkyn

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11-25-2017 06:08 PM

OK I see the prudence in removing the table wings, but what should be done to ensure the motor and trunnion are secure/protected? Tilt to 45 and lower down on to some blocking? I don’t recall how it arrived.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)


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#1 posted 11-25-2017 06:14 PM

When we moved 5 years ago, the movers broke the start/stop switch. It cost ~$200 for a replacement since it was 240V. The wings, motor and such were just fine since they were so heavy. I also pulled the saw blade, out feed table, side table and fence guide off so they wouldn’t get damaged.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 11-25-2017 06:18 PM

Hey Earl. Yeah I’m pulling the switch off for sure. I can see how that would easily get damaged. I also thought taking the wings off would be a good idea since the moving guys would be tempted to lift the saw by them and possibly crack the mounts.

I know there’s a position the trunnion/motor should be set to to minimize the possibility of it sustaining damage during transport.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#3 posted 11-25-2017 06:33 PM

I would contact the manufacturer—-or ask ToddJB who has moved and restored a bunch of old tools including cabinet saws.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#4 posted 11-25-2017 06:40 PM

Hey Duck. Was hoping Todd or MrUnix would drop by with advise :) Contacting Delta seems to be futile. I’m hoping for Internet support lol

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 11-25-2017 06:44 PM

Take out a term insurance policy on the saw; then stop worrying.

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#6 posted 11-25-2017 07:04 PM

Bill, if you can take some scrap and make a pallet a little larger than the top minus wings before they come it would make the move smoother. The majority of the weight is at the top so pull the wings And blade off and crank the arbor to its highest point , lay the two wings on the pallet web down, take some cardboard and lay over them then turn the saw over and put it on top of the wings. Unfasten the control mount and store them in the cabinet. If the pallet has been cut large enough you can lock in the cabinet to the pallet with cleats or clamps.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#7 posted 11-25-2017 07:08 PM

One additional thing Bill would be to pull off the hand wheels so they don’t get broke. Hope all goes well with the move ! Jeff

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#8 posted 11-25-2017 07:22 PM

Hi Jeff. Thanks for that advise and the well wishes. I have the wings off, the switch off and the cranks off. What I now remember from when I received the saw- the arbor was tilted to 45 to get the mass to as close to the center as possible. So I did that and then put a piece of 4×6 bl;ocking underneath the motor padded with some closed cell foam I had. Then I lowered the trunnion so it bottomed out on the blocking. This should keep everything from moving. I have some 3/4” plywood I’m strapping the wings to so they don’t get dinged up. Other than that, the rest is up to the movers :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#9 posted 11-25-2017 08:46 PM

Tell Willie, Ever tang gon be alright !

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#10 posted 11-25-2017 09:58 PM

Bill, I made a shipping crate from ply and 2×4’s. Then I attached stop blocks wherever I thought there might be movement. HTH

-- Art

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#11 posted 11-25-2017 10:23 PM

I set the motor in the bottom of the cabinet. Takes most of the stress off the trunnions.

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