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Forum topic by xtrmn8tr posted 03-17-2012 02:13 AM 966 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-17-2012 02:13 AM

is it ok to pick up a powermatic 54hh 6 inch jointer by the infeed and out feed tables…one person on each end to lift it onto the mobile base…i’ve been reading that you should NEVER pick any jointer up by the tables…can any one shed some light on this subject?

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#1 posted 03-17-2012 02:18 AM

I added a piece of ply to the bottom of mine and just slid it in my shop but i rarely ever move it.
Jointer tables are connected in one of two ways dovetails or parallelgrams or wat ever they are called 9 out ot 10 its dovetails and you can lift on them all day wit no woories its just like a drawer dovetail only comes loose one way

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#2 posted 03-17-2012 02:20 AM

It isn’t necessary to pick up a jointer in that way and
you should probably not do it. Tilt it up, stick a 2×4
under one side, lift up the other side, stick a 2×4
under that edge. Now it’s off the ground. Then
walk it off the 2×4s into the mobile base.

Alternately, remove the jointer from the base, then
move the base onto the mobile base, then reinstall
the jointer. I can dead lift an 8” jointer myself
from a table and move it to another table, holding
it from the middle. I am not intending to brag,
because I’m just a guy who can handle 90lb
sheets of MDF without getting hurt, not the hulk.

A 6” is only about 100lbs. An 8” is probably 150.

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