Everything Arriving Friday...and I'm Not Ready

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by DavidNJ posted 05-29-2013 08:41 PM 1315 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View DavidNJ's profile


389 posts in 2163 days

05-29-2013 08:41 PM

I’ve been busy…very busy.

However, I took advantage of various sales to get the equipment discussed in my earlier posts: the SawStop 3hp PCS, Rikon 18” 10-345, and Penn State Tempest S 2.5hp Cyclone. All arriving Friday. Well, the mobile base for the bandsaw, a ShopFox unit, arrived from Grizzly today.

I’m going to sleep at 5am and at my desk at 9 to get work done, the house is a mess, the space for the equipment isn’t ready, and the electric isn’t run.

I’d pull my hair out if I had any left. Ugh!

The guys delivering the SawStop and Rikon will get them to the basement. The rest is up to me. And their is a 20 year old Delta drill press in the garage I need to move downstairs also. I also have to install the Incra fence (bought on sale in December), make the router table top for the the router lift (bought on sale at the Woodworking show in February), etc.

Any suggestions on my order of priorities. I’m thinking clear the basement space, clear the landing, put plywood over the entryway floor (should that be 1/4” or do I need thicker? do the pieces need to be fastened to each other? If so, how?), then run one 20amp@220v circuit to test the stuff when it arrives (Rikon said for an 80ft run from the panel I should use 10 gauge; I wondering if I should bring in an electrician and install a subpanel near the equipment).

What am I missing?

Its been raining since Saturday…now I have to mow the lawn (3.5 hours).

18 replies so far

View joeyinsouthaustin's profile


1294 posts in 2242 days

#1 posted 05-29-2013 09:00 PM

Just calm down and send it to me.. All your worries will be gone :)

-- Who is John Galt?

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

5095 posts in 4130 days

#2 posted 05-29-2013 09:04 PM

OH! Poor baby!!! What a problem to have.
No more fussin’ or your part. Get the tools in the shop, and go to work.
You sound like some of my employees.
I hope that you DO know that I’m just jerkin’ your chain don’t ya?
Press on.


View Tedstor's profile


1678 posts in 2802 days

#3 posted 05-29-2013 09:07 PM

Bourbon. Drink bourbon.

View DavidNJ's profile


389 posts in 2163 days

#4 posted 05-29-2013 09:11 PM

This too much at once. I had a plan…clear the area…run the wiring…then the dust collector…then the table saw. The wife insists on the SawStop; she says one hospital visit would pay for the saw. Then SawStop has a sale. The bandsaw was for next year but then Rikon had a sale and could merge the shipping with the SawStop.

I asked them to hold them but they have a Jet sale in June and need the space. Then I looked at the dust collector and its on sale. Ends May 31st. Saved $100, $995 for the 2.5hp unit.

Now the space isn’t clear. The power isn’t run. I don’t have a spare minute. And it all arrives Friday.

View DavidNJ's profile


389 posts in 2163 days

#5 posted 05-29-2013 09:13 PM

“Bourbon. Drink bourbon.”

Ahh, you want me to electrocute myself so you can get the equipment at the estate sale?

View RonInOhio's profile


721 posts in 3034 days

#6 posted 05-29-2013 09:19 PM

I would check the equipment for all parts,nothing missing or damaged ASAP. Then forget about those
new tools until you get the electric run and things cleaned up and ready .

Keep everything together so you don’t misplace any parts. The temptation to caress and gloat is huge, but
resist it. Resist it I say.

Have fun.

View teejk's profile


1215 posts in 2854 days

#7 posted 05-29-2013 09:20 PM

Clear the space in the middle of the floor and leave it there until you are ready for final placement (you’ll learn some new swear words if you don’t). Good luck with that DP!!! IMHO they are the absolute worst pieces to move because they are so top-heavy. I’ve moved them by taking the head off but unless you are 7’ tall, that is not a pleasant task either.

View a1Jim's profile


117265 posts in 3747 days

#8 posted 05-29-2013 09:31 PM

View DavidNJ's profile


389 posts in 2163 days

#9 posted 05-29-2013 09:34 PM

All the stuff is on wheels except the DC. I actually have the Rocklers base with the 1.5” wood frame that I could put the DC on. Otherwise I’ll assemble it the corner that is its permanent place.

It should look a little like this at first, but the furnace behind the table saw is going as soon as rework the ductwork. Its A/C unit is broken anyway. Yet another project!

View Sandra's profile


7207 posts in 2245 days

#10 posted 05-29-2013 09:52 PM

Take a deep breath. Exhale. Repeat.
It sounds like you’re in a ‘spin’. When I get like that, I sometimes sit and make a list of what you wanted to do. Then start crossing off the ones that don’t absolutely have to be done by then.
If everything stayed disassembled for awhile, what would it hurt?

Good luck

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

View dustyrusty's profile


9 posts in 2151 days

#11 posted 05-29-2013 09:59 PM

I would pay the guys delivering the saws 10 or 20 bucks to move the drill press downstairs. Have fun with the new toys.

-- making sawdust is my hobby

View DavidNJ's profile


389 posts in 2163 days

#12 posted 05-29-2013 10:01 PM

The delivery includes assembly. Normally I’d want to that…but they will take 1/6th the time and verify it all works. Besides, the Rikon comes assembled.

The DC I will assemble in a week or so…but I have to run at least one power line to test the stuff.

I’m on my own for the fence installation and building the router table top. I bought the router template for the router plate/lift opening.

View jeffswildwood's profile


3548 posts in 2147 days

#13 posted 05-29-2013 11:35 PM

I wish I had your problem!! I would just not get in any hurry, start with a good working electrical system. Then placement and installation of dust system. Priority’s first and I feel that should be first. Next since you want to build add on for your other tools, I would turn my attention to the saw. You will need that for the builds. Then just what you think you might need next. I do agree an inventory is probably most important though. Plus if something is assembled, it can be moved later for it’s final placement.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

View mrg's profile


834 posts in 3169 days

#14 posted 05-29-2013 11:41 PM

David curiouse, who did you buy the saw from that includes assembly and getting it into the basement?

Congrats on the tool acquisition.

-- mrg

View Nicky's profile


695 posts in 4261 days

#15 posted 05-30-2013 12:06 AM

Wow, tough problem …. NOT

Concentrate on clearing the area so that you can work to assemble. Don’t block the areas where you are running power. Take your time. Don’t be thinking about how much you have to do. Write a simple list.

Ask the folks delivering the bandsaw if they would move your drill press. Offer a little cash, you may be surprised.

The only thing your missing is the time to do everything, and this will happen whether you worry or not.

Congratulations on you new set of toys. I hope they are everything you want. Have fun.

-- Nicky

showing 1 through 15 of 18 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics