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Mainiac Matt

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504 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: move cabinet table saw

I’m rehabbing an old Jet 3HP cabinet saw and need to get it from my barn to the basement.

I’ve already taken the top, ext. wings and motor down, and now I have to move the cabinet.

Option 1. take the trunnion brakets off and attempt to unbolt the trunnion brackets from the cabinet and then move the trunnion assembly by hand as one piece (I”m comfortable with ~100 lbs.) And then man handle the empty cab down the steps into the basement. The problem here, is I’ve never had this type of mechanism appart b4 and I’m not sure if it stays together of if the trunnions fall out of the ways in the trunnion brackets as soon as they’re free.

Option 2. use my tractor bucket and chains to rig the cabinet (with the trunnions still in it) down the bulkhead and then man handle it onto a movers dolly for the ride to the other side.

Any one had their cabinet saw appart to move it?

Any advise is appreciated.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!


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hairy

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#1 posted 504 days ago

I’d go with option 2, leaving the trunnions as is. Maybe get a helper?

I moved two 14” bandsaws to the basement by myself. Taken apart as much as possible, re-assembled downstairs.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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MrRon

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#2 posted 504 days ago

I have the same saw. I would not go any further dismantling it. If the saw is properly aligned now, don’t mess with it. It will be a headache to try getting it all realigned again. While you have the top off, back off the tilt adjusting screw a bit more. This is an area where sawdust gets trapped and keeps you from returning the top to zero degrees; very hard to adjust when fully assembled. This is a good time to inspect the belts and replace if needed.

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Shawn Masterson

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#3 posted 504 days ago

Call a safe company some have machine that can carry it for you

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Loren

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#4 posted 504 days ago

A cabinet saw in that state of disassembly is likely
under 200 lbs and not even that awkward compared
to, say, a water heater full of sediment. Personally
I would just bump it down the stairs on a hand truck.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 504 days ago

Strap it to a hand truck and go with it. It would help to have a helper on the downward end as your going down the steps. Strapping it to the truck is really worth the time.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 504 days ago

get a helper

Some how, every one I can think of to ask for help, already has back issues.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 504 days ago

O.K.

I just got permission to borrow a hand truck from work….

Plan is to strap the cab to the hand truck and pick up the whole affair with the tractor forks….. then carefully drive it over to the bulk head and rest the tips of the forks on the ledge and go for it down the steps with the hand truck.

Wish me luck.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Mainiac Matt

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#8 posted 503 days ago

Mission accomplished…. and I didn’t even hurt myself

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 503 days ago

thanks for all the replies…. follow along on my rehab blog if you care to see more

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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