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Forum topic by RKLeighton posted 02-18-2009 02:09 AM 816 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2009 02:09 AM

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Alright, here is the problem. I have the opportunity to purchase a 20” Jet 3hp planer for short money. This thing weighs close to 800lbs, and my shop is in my basement. Does anyone know if the motor/cutterhead will come apart from the rest of the unit easily? I have a bulkhead with 6-7 steps and I don’t know if I could get this thing in there with my friends. Any advice as to how this thing might come apart would be geatly aprreciated.

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#1 posted 02-18-2009 04:06 AM

I would set up some 3/4” ply on the steps and make sure it is one piece or screwed together with a 2×2 or 2×4 and then slowly slide it down the stairs with the help of friends and a come-along at the top of the stairs. I would not attempt to remove anything off the machine. Planers can be a pain to readjust I am basing these comments with the understanding that the stairs are wide enough to accommodate the machine.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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