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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 551 days ago 616 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Reeves

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551 days ago

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.
Please email me at jimswoodworking@yahoo.com thanks
Jim Reeves

-- jim


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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 551 days ago

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

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JesseTutt

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#2 posted 551 days ago

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

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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Don W

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#3 posted 551 days ago

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

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Tedstor

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#4 posted 550 days ago

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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OnlyJustME

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#5 posted 550 days ago

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.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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Jim Reeves

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#6 posted 550 days ago

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

-- jim

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