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Forum topic by ClubMike posted 11-14-2013 02:38 PM 814 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ClubMike

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11-14-2013 02:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw transporting

Hi everyone, my first post here, I have already learned some info on this website, it looks pretty good to me. I will be spending plenty of time here I can see that already.

I am going to pick up a used jet 14 bandsaw and I was wondering can I lay this thing down in my pickup bed? Or should I leave it stand up to transport or does it make a difference?


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Bill White

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#1 posted 11-14-2013 04:23 PM

Take the table off, lay it on the spine of the saw (the curved cast iron that holds the wheels), tie it in well. Move on.
Ya just don’t want that puppy floppin’ around and breaking some castings.
Be sure the tension is off the blade as well.
Standing the saw up is too chancy. High center of gravity and all that.
Bill

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#2 posted 11-14-2013 04:33 PM

After taking the table off, and removing the stand, (if any) lay it down and cushion it with sand bags.
Another way would be to bolt the saw down to a couple of 2×4’s about 4’ long. That will make a stable base so you can stand the saw up in the pickup; but don’t forget to tie it down.

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 12:26 AM

I got the bandsaw home safe and sound. I like this thing. Thanks for your advice.

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