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Forum topic by Hesed posted 05-16-2009 07:34 AM 1809 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-16-2009 07:34 AM

I’m moving from out of the state in a couple of weeks and I’m looking for advice on packing and moving my table saw. What’s the best way to pack it up so that nothing gets bent or damaged during the move? I’d like to do as little disassembly as possible. Thanks for your help!

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#1 posted 05-16-2009 08:35 AM

What kind of saw do you have, cabinet, contractor and what brand ?

-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 05-16-2009 08:44 AM

It’s a Delta contractor’s saw.

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#3 posted 05-16-2009 02:22 PM

1. Remove blade, fence, etc.
2. Remove Belt
3. Put furniture pad on floor of vehicle/truck/trailer
4. Place saw on pad, upside down – i.e. resting on table, legs up.
5. Block motor so it can’t flop around
6. Make sure arbor height and angle lock screws are tight.

This is the way I packed my contractor saw (500 miles in a commercial moving van) and it survived without damage. Also moved it shorter distances several times in a pickup with same procedure and results.

-- Joe

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#4 posted 05-16-2009 02:36 PM

Did the same moving from OH to NC. Did not have the muscle or help to turn it upside down. So I tied it down and covered it with moving pads. Blocked it with some smaller boxed with tools, and was careful what was loaded on top of it, heavy stuff centered etc. It spent 4 months in storage with cloth movers pad on it and it is none the worse for wear.

-- Berta in NC

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#5 posted 05-16-2009 06:27 PM

I think Joe has it covered but depending on room I would take the legs off,

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#6 posted 05-16-2009 08:03 PM

I moved my contractor saw from Maine to Texas, and I just took the fence, rails, and motor off, covered it with a mover’s blanket. Got here in same condition it left.

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