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Forum topic by 10finger10toes posted 10-17-2018 09:45 PM 389 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2018 09:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw transporting

At the end of this week, I am driving 150 miles to purchase a used Grizzly G0513 bandsaw for a very reasonable price. As it would be, the bandsaw is assembled but with fence an table removed (trunnions still attached) to move it without damaging those items. With these items removed, there are no major protrusions from the front face (the side that would face the operator) except the on/off switch. Though the saw is basically a rectangle, this is the only the face that is protrusion-free (other than the bottom side it stands on). With the saw being ~350 lbs, I would prefer to not transport it standing.

If there is care taken to protect the on/off switch, do you see any issues or major concerns with the saw being transported face-down? I would appreciate some insight and wisdom from some of you that own this saw or have moved large bandsaws like this before. How much risk does this pose to the long-term usability of the bandsaw? Would you take the risk?


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#1 posted 10-17-2018 09:53 PM

I transported that exact saw from Oklahoma to Missouri standing up on a trailer.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 10-17-2018 09:56 PM

When my G0513X2 was delivered by UPS freight, the delivery driver refused to enter my driveway. I met him at a nearby gas station and transferred the saw, laying on it’s side in the shipping container, into my mini-van.

At home, my wife and I dragged it out and stood it up. The top of the saw was loaded first into the minivan, so the bottom was tipped down onto the driveway before moving it into the shop.

There is a lifting eye-bolt on the top of my saw that got bent somehow in this process, but it is not important to the use of the saw.

If your saw has cast iron wheels, you could also remove the wheels without too much difficulty, as they are very heavy. I don’t know if that is worth the trouble in your case.

The motor is probably the heaviest part, and might not be too hard to remove.

The upper and lower doors will lift off the hinge post easily to take off a few more pounds.

The trunion itself can be removed – maybe with a single bolt. I have moved the trunion on mine to center the adjustments of the lower guides, but not removed the trunion completely.

That, I realize, does not in any way answer your question, but just in case it was useful, I posted it.

-Paul

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#3 posted 10-17-2018 10:05 PM

Speaking of the eye bolt on top, I used it to secure it in the trailer.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 10-17-2018 10:09 PM

Mine was shipped to me standing up so that would be best if you can. Otherwise laying on its back would be the my next choice. If you have an appliance moving hand truck that may allow you to leverage and slide it up onto a pickup bed or trailer and lay it down.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#5 posted 10-17-2018 11:36 PM

I bought my G0513, used, from a guy about 100 miles away. Put it on its back in the bed of my pickup and strapped in in good. Never had any problems then nor since. This was about 5 years ago and still going strong.

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#6 posted 10-18-2018 12:23 AM

I bought mine from a gentleman about 200 miles away as well. I borrowed my dads pickup (5.5’ crew cab) and we took the table off the saw, then put its spine against the tail gate. Then the two of us picked it up from the bottom, letting the tailgate support it as it went backwards, each of making sure it did not tip to one side or the other.

I had some 2x material I used to “shim” it in place (on either side of the eye bolt at the top, at the top and bottom sides so that it rode against the wheel well (other stuff in the bed as well), then tied it down and with a strap around the base keeping it from sliding out backwards.

No problem at all with it riding home that way at 75mph, and unloading at home was a very similar affair.

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#7 posted 10-18-2018 12:52 AM

Thank you all for your input. I am changing plans and will either try to move it upright or will lay it on its spine.

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#8 posted 10-18-2018 01:05 AM

I have a 20” Grizzly that I tipped on it’s side ( opposite the table) with everything assembled and slid into the back of my truck secured with three the downs.To keep it from moving. When I got it home i slid it to the back of the bed then tipped it down until the base touched the ground then stood it upright and pushed it into place.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#9 posted 10-18-2018 01:06 AM

Like others have said, mine came standing up attached to a pallet. But I do not see any harm in laying it on its back.
If I was transporting it in a pickup truck I would leave it standing and most likely use a ratchet strap to hold it down.
Even if I were to lay it down, I still think I would have a strap on it.
They come from the factory with the table and fence in a separate box. And that table alone is about 75 pounds of the total weight.

-- John

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#10 posted 10-18-2018 08:06 AM

I have a Laguna BS with an eyebolt on top. Manual specifically states that it is NOT for lifting, but for stabilizing only
YMMV

-- Rich Gig Harbor, WA

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#11 posted 10-18-2018 12:38 PM

Yeah. looking at how the eyebolt on the G0513 is attached, I would not lift by that even it the manual says you can.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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