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Jerry

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09-20-2014 06:54 PM

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Okay, so I bought this planer yesterday, an amazing find at only $300.00, but here’s the catch. I have to reassemble it. It used to look like this:

but the guy I bought it from had to disassemble it when he bought it because the thing is so darn heavy, and that is the crux of my problem. I know how the parts go back together, but how to lift them? My shop does not have a beam that I believe could safely support the weight of the head, about 250 lbs, on a pully system, I don’t have any friends nearby that could help me, so I’m on my own. The motor is at least 100 – 150 lbs by itself.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/


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unbob

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#1 posted 09-20-2014 07:09 PM

WoW! That looks new!
Cant help much on re-assembly. There are many similar machines, Grizzly support can be helpful in my experience.

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#2 posted 09-20-2014 07:26 PM

You could try this…
Screw a scrap of plywood to a pair of 2×4 studs to make a plank. Strap the heavy part to the plank, and lift one end of the plank onto a cinder block or milk carton. Work stepwise to lift each end higher and higher until you can get the plank on sawhorses. Then you should be able to slide the part in place.

If all else fails, I have had good luck hiring help moving furniture etc off Portland CL. You can list a gig and you will have more help than you know what to do with.

Good luck!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Jerry

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#3 posted 09-20-2014 07:47 PM



You could try this…
Screw a scrap of plywood to a pair of 2×4 studs to make a plank. Strap the heavy part to the plank, and lift one end of the plank onto a cinder block or milk carton. Work stepwise to lift each end higher and higher until you can get the plank on sawhorses. Then you should be able to slide the part in place.

If all else fails, I have had good luck hiring help moving furniture etc off Portland CL. You can list a gig and you will have more help than you know what to do with.

Good luck!

- pintodeluxe

Willie,
THANKS!!! That is a GREAT idea. I might actually be able to pull this off.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Loren

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#4 posted 09-20-2014 08:11 PM

You should be able to get the motor up there
once the head casting is on the posts. Getting
it over the posts my be tricky.

If you have some milk crates you may be able
to get some straps under it and lift it in stages
without stooping. Lift it up on one crate, then
stack 2 next to it and lift it up onto those and
so forth.

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AandCstyle

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#5 posted 09-20-2014 11:16 PM

Jerry, I bought a shop crane for un/loading and moving heavy machines. It might be cheaper than hiring anyone and you will have it whenever you need it. Also, it folds up so it doesn’t take up much space. HTH

-- Art

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#6 posted 09-20-2014 11:34 PM



Jerry, I bought a shop crane for un/loading and moving heavy machines. It might be cheaper than hiring anyone and you will have it whenever you need it. Also, it folds up so it doesn t take up much space. HTH

- AandCstyle

It’s a little out of my price range after dropping the 300 for the planer, but now I”m wondering if I could jury rig my hydraulic jack to do the job somehow…

Thanks, AandCstyle

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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AandCstyle

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#7 posted 09-20-2014 11:47 PM

I think you could make one with a jack and 2×4s and/or 2×6s if you bolt them together, but if you do, test it before picking up any parts of your planer. That looks to be a phenomenal deal on a great planer.

-- Art

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 09-21-2014 12:21 AM

Scab some 2×4s together to make an A Frame, hang a come along from it (or just a big pully) and lift away!

You got a spectacular deal on that planer!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Jerry

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#9 posted 09-21-2014 12:42 AM


Scab some 2×4s together to make an A Frame, hang a come along from it (or just a big pully) and lift away!

You got a spectacular deal on that planer!

- gfadvm

RE: the great deal – Yeah, once I saw that craigslist ad and looked up the planer and saw what they were charging for new ones, I was floored. I contacted the guy and told him in no uncertain terms that I was coming to pick it up the next day.

RE: the tripod – That’s also a really good idea. My wife suggested that this AM.

I have, however, just now come up with an idea that I’m going to try on Monday. I remembered just a few minutes ago that a few years back my wife bought me a Hi-Lift jack for my Land Cruiser. It’s one of the 60” models

and I have the bumper lift attachment that hangs off the lifting jaw

So my plan at this point is to run a heavy polypropylene rope through the top hole of the jack and tie it off to a roof beam in my garage to stabilize it against lateral movement, then run some nylon webbing under the parts to be lifted, IE the jointer head and then later on, the motor, and hang the webbing from the underside of the lifting jaw using the bumper lift, and lift it that way.

I think this is an interesting problem and solution, so I will be posting my results later on so every one can see if it worked and how well.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 09-21-2014 12:56 AM

The HiLift may work but be careful as it won’t be real stable (even tied to the ceiling).

My idea wasn’t a tripod, rather an A Frame (think really tall sawhorse) that would straddle the planer.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 09-21-2014 01:13 AM



The HiLift may work but be careful as it won t be real stable (even tied to the ceiling).

My idea wasn t a tripod, rather an A Frame (think really tall sawhorse) that would straddle the planer.

- gfadvm

A-frame – Right!! I misread it the first time. Yes, I’m a little nervous about stability, so I’m going to lift a tiny bit at a time and make sure everything is well balanced. The base is on a rolling stand, so I will be able to just roll it underneath once the head is at proper height.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#12 posted 09-21-2014 10:11 AM

What about an engine hoist from your local tool rental???

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RPhillips

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#13 posted 09-21-2014 01:39 PM

engine lift from HF or craigslist should be a reasonable solution

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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Jerry

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#14 posted 09-21-2014 07:35 PM



What about an engine hoist from your local tool rental???

- Roger

Another great idea. I don’t want to have to buy a hoist, because then my great deal becomes a not great deal, but renting one, now that is a stroke of brilliance.

Thanks Roger.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#15 posted 09-24-2014 01:35 AM

So, I ultimately went with Roger’s suggestion. I thought it was the safest. The local tool rental company rented me this hoist for $15.00 for 4 hours, I did the job in 3, so that was pretty reasonable.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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