|Forum topic by Dustgineer||posted 10-10-2014 09:18 PM||635 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
10-10-2014 09:18 PM
Ordered my Grizzly G0694, thanks to scotterman and his soon-to-be-expiring coupon and it arrived at the local moving company a week ago. (Grizzly does not offer lift gate service for this lathe, so I had to improvise.) I had it delivered to the moving company, which has a dock and forklift. Then I built the mobile base for it and, with the help of 2 moving guys and a friend, picked it up off of the shipping pallet and set it on the mobile base. Then my friend and I were able to wheel it onto a U-haul truck via the ramp and unload it at home the same way. I’m very happy with this lathe so far, but I have only examined the tolerances and tested turning the outside of what will be a spalted maple vase. I will hopefully finish the vase this weekend and post pics of it and some bandsaw boxes I made recently.
I can move the lathe around with one hand even though the combined weight of the lathe and base is about 800 lbs. I will be adding drawers for tool storage on the lathe between the metal shelf and the mobile base which will add another 100+ lbs when full of chucks, jaws, chisels, etc. If I’m turning a big blank, I can lower the rubber feet on the leveling casters to dissipate vibration.
Anyone else out there have this lathe?
Thanks for looking!
-- Jim, Denton, TX