I bought a new 14 inch bandsaw 2 years ago never used it need to transport it can l lay bandsaw flat

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Forum topic by Jim Reeves posted 01-26-2013 03:29 PM 1132 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Reeves

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01-26-2013 03:29 PM

Hi, l need to know if l can move a bandsaw l bought 2 years ago, to my basement can l lay it down flat in my trailer? Will this hurt bandsaw afraid to stand up due to height trailer walls on landscape trailer not very high.
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Jim Reeves

-- jim

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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 01-26-2013 03:58 PM

If you brace it well, it should be fine. Especially around the table so the trunions don’t get broken.

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#2 posted 01-26-2013 03:58 PM

When I bought the 17” grizzly, they layed the crate down on the side with the column. I would take the table off.

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#3 posted 01-26-2013 04:15 PM

I’ve hauled both of mine flat. Just don’t let it bounce around on the riser.

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#4 posted 01-26-2013 07:21 PM

Personally, I’d disassemble most any machine before transporting it. Makes the whole operation easier. You can remove the motor, table, and stand in about 20 minutes. Way less likely to have a disaster in transport AND its easier to load/unload.

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#5 posted 01-26-2013 07:32 PM

Definitely take the table off. them trunions always break easy. Lay it down on the column side and brace so it doesn’t roll or bounce around and it will be fine.

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Jim Reeves

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#6 posted 01-26-2013 09:32 PM

Thanks everyone, i will take all off l can feel better getting advise from all you with much more knowledge than me, and hearing how others have moved them helps thanks so much again

-- jim

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