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Forum topic by Charlie posted 08-30-2012 09:02 PM 802 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2012 09:02 PM

Ordered on Tuesday, arrived on Thursday. Way to go, Grizzly!

We slid it off the lift gate of the delivery truck onto the bed of my son’s Ranger pickup and he drove through the neighbor’s yard and into ours. (No rain here for months so the ground is hard as rock… no damage to neighbor’s yard). That got us to within about 15 feet of where we had to be. Took stuff out of the box until all that was left was the main jointer section. The 2 of us carried that in and set it on my workbench still in the styrofoam it’s shipped in. Wasn’t that hard. Probably could have carried it from out front.

ANYways…. COSMOLINE… I know how to dissolve it. WD40, mineral spirits, citrus solvent…. but is this generally done piece by piece or do you asemble this thing and THEN start stripping the “shipping grease” off of it?

Probably won’t get to play with this until after dinner, and after walking the dogs, and after talking to the wife about her work day…... but I’ll get to it and I’m pretty excited to have a new piece of equipment. :)

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 09:09 PM

I used to wait, now I strip it off as I go, since you never really get it all once things are put together. Good luck and great tool!!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#2 posted 08-31-2012 01:29 AM

I’m stalled at the point where you mount the jointer onto the stand. My son went out for the evening so it will have to wait until tomorrow. The way it’s packaged, it’s upside down. So we’ll have to pick it up, turn it over, and THEN mount it on the stand. Really wasn’t too bad to carry with the 2 of us, but pick it up and flip it over? You can’t really roll it ‘cause there’s stuff stickin’ out the sides. Hope we can get a good enough grip on it to roll it over. :)

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#3 posted 08-31-2012 01:53 AM

clean each piece and then wax or lubricate it before assembly.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#4 posted 08-31-2012 02:57 AM

Yeah he came home right after I was typing that. We got the big, meaty piece on there. I cleaned the bottom and sides before he got home and then left the top alone until tomorrow. Didn’t put the fence on. I’ll clean the top of the bed and then clean and attach the fence, but I have an island top to install tomorrow and a pork picnic to smoke so who knows when I’ll get back to this.

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