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Blog entry by yrob posted 793 days ago 1194 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a question for those of you who own a sawstop contractor saw. Is it possible to put together alone or do you need a buddy to help lift the saw on the base?
I’ve heard that the saw without the cast iron wings is around 140lbs (I should be able to lift that) The whole saw around 280lbs when assembled ?

-- Yves



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Darell

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#1 posted 793 days ago

Get help. It’s way to awkward to do by yourself. There are just to many ways you can hurt yourself. I got a helper. He came in handy getting the cast iron wings in place and lined up too.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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cabmaker

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#2 posted 793 days ago

I have put two together for local schools. Pretty easy and can be done single handed very easily.

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Freakazoid

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#3 posted 793 days ago

I needed help to unpack the saw. I was able to assemble my saw without help. I added the cast iron wings at a later date, and I needed help to put them on – although with some creative clamping and the two Incra fence rails already installed, I could have done it myself, it was just way easier to get help.

-- I can complicate anything

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Andy Panko

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#4 posted 793 days ago

It is doable by yourself. I would recommend you stretch and limber up before you do the final heavy lifting. If I remember correctly, you first have to assemble the stand. Ideally, you would then put the stand on the ground, and then lift up the top and place it on. That is not really possible by yourself though. I think I put the top upside down on the ground (protecting the surface from getting scratched on the floor), and then put the stand on it while still upside down. I then carefully flipped the whole unit upright. Then you put on the wings, extension table(s), rails and mobile base (if you have a mobile base). Not too bad.

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ

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