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Forum topic by Stationarycopper posted 09-09-2013 09:27 PM 938 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2013 09:27 PM

I am moving to Germany and not taking my wood shop tools with me. What would be the best way to move my Table saw. It has an Incra fence and router table on it. I have read to either flip it over on its top or take it apart. I am moving it in a trailer with 3’ sides about 450 miles. I have never moved it since I have put it together so I am looking for any advice on this.


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#1 posted 09-09-2013 10:04 PM

A friend of mine moved his table saw taken apart and the top wrapped in a moving blanket. It looked like he knew what he was doing.

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#2 posted 09-09-2013 10:29 PM

I moved my 3650 to Florida from Ohio and never took it apart. Just set it in the truck and made sure it was well secured.

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#3 posted 09-09-2013 11:39 PM

be careful with that 4511. first, it’s close to 500 lbs. second, that granite top WILL break. i’d remove the fence system, remove the wings and separate the saw cabinet from the leg stand (also, remove the herc-u-lift from the leg stand). i’m not familiar with the motor mount in that saw, but removing the motor would also make it much easier to move. trying to move it on one piece would be much more difficult and would, IMHO, significantly increase the potential for damage.

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#4 posted 09-10-2013 03:20 AM

I moved mine over 500 miles about a year ago. I agree with Toolie, remove the wings and top and put them on the floor of the trailer tied down securely. I took the belt off thee pulleys, which is easy to do when the top is off. But, you have to be careful about just letting the motor “drop”; it will damage the cabinet if you do. So put a chunk of wood under it and let it down easy (it will be more obvious to you when, again the top is off.
Also, when removing the top, try to keep track of which shims are under what corner – it will be much easier to realign eveything when reassembling if you do (i used little baggies labeled RF , etc).
Didn’t take the legs off, just loaded it on the trailer and lashed it down good.
Good luck!

-- Peter, Central VA

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