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Advice on transporting cabinet saw

by jerkylips
posted 10-30-2018 07:12 PM


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DBDesigns

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#1 posted 10-30-2018 07:25 PM

I bet it is easier to separate the extension table from the saw than to fix it if it gets damaged during transport. Better safe than sorry.

-- I remember when Grateful wasn't Dead

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#2 posted 10-30-2018 07:42 PM

forgot to add, the whole thing is on a mobile base, if that makes a difference

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#3 posted 10-30-2018 07:44 PM

there is always a risk with cast iron breaking. (if the wings are cast iron).
especially if it has seen some abuse or exceptional service.
I would at the minimum get the wings off and lay them flat for transit.

-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --

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000

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#4 posted 10-30-2018 07:48 PM

Lower the blade roll it over onto the trailer on it’s top and strap it down.

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#5 posted 10-30-2018 08:19 PM



So I finally found the saw I ve been looking for, and hoping it doesn t get sold out from under me.. I talked to the seller, made an offer which was accepted. The issue is that it s about 2 hours away & my first opportunity to get there is 2 days from now. He said he d let me know if it sold, so I m crossing my fingers to not hear from him.

Saw is a unisaw with a 50” table extension. I have a 5×8 utility trailer. I m thinking it will fit on the trailer without taking it apart, but I m not sure if I SHOULD disassemble anything before driving it 2 hours back home. Is anything at risk of breaking while bumping down the freeway for a couple hours?

- jerkylips

In my world view if you made an offer and it was accepted the saw is yours. If this guy sells it out from under you in the two days before you can go get it he is a real low-life. I would use stronger terms, but I don’t want to earn a “Forum time out” for foul language.

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#6 posted 10-30-2018 08:30 PM

So I finally found the saw I ve been looking for, and hoping it doesn t get sold out from under me.. I talked to the seller, made an offer which was accepted. The issue is that it s about 2 hours away & my first opportunity to get there is 2 days from now. He said he d let me know if it sold, so I m crossing my fingers to not hear from him.

Saw is a unisaw with a 50” table extension. I have a 5×8 utility trailer. I m thinking it will fit on the trailer without taking it apart, but I m not sure if I SHOULD disassemble anything before driving it 2 hours back home. Is anything at risk of breaking while bumping down the freeway for a couple hours?

- jerkylips

In my world view if you made an offer and it was accepted the saw is yours. If this guy sells it out from under you in the two days before you can go get it he is a real low-life. I would use stronger terms, but I don’t want to earn a “Forum time out” for foul language.

- Kazooman

unfortunately, that seems to be the case these days with most sellers on CL. They’ll sell to the first person that hands them money regardless. I can see their point of view, but that’s not how I would do business.

However, I believe this is the saw the OP posted about almost a month ago, so he might luck out since it’s still available.

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#7 posted 10-30-2018 09:07 PM

Saw is a unisaw with a 50” table extension. I have a 5×8 utility trailer. I m thinking it will fit on the trailer without taking it apart, but I m not sure if I SHOULD disassemble anything before driving it 2 hours back home. Is anything at risk of breaking while bumping down the freeway for a couple hours?
- jerkylips

Take the fence and extensions off… You don’t want the weight of them bouncing around, and it’s just a few bolts. Then crank the blade to 45 and lower it all the way. That puts the motor in the center and down low. You may want to put some cribbing under the motor if you think it will be a bumpy ride. Other than that, perhaps cover with a tarp depending on weather, and strap it down good. Those saws are easy enough to transport single handed in the back of a pickup truck, so having a trailer makes it almost trivial :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#8 posted 10-30-2018 10:59 PM

I recently transported my jointer (Grizzly G0490, 500 lbs) on my 18’ dovetail trailer. The ramps made moving the jointer onto the trailer somewhat better than trying to lift it into or out of the pick-up.

I brought along a variety of 2×4’s and once the jointer was in place, I cut and screwed the wood together to frame the bottom of the jointer in place on the trailer so it wouldn’t move around. I then used several ratchet straps at various spots to keep it from tipping (snug but not too tight to limit unnecessary stress). If you are concerned about any contact points rubbing, a towel or blanket between the wood or straps can be a good precaution.

As others have said, putting the motor in the most secure position and removing heavy or overhanging parts can be a good idea and it would likely travel best if wrapped (blanket, cardboard, etc.) and transported in a firm spot.

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#9 posted 10-30-2018 11:09 PM


So I finally found the saw I ve been looking for, and hoping it doesn t get sold out from under me.. I talked to the seller, made an offer which was accepted. The issue is that it s about 2 hours away & my first opportunity to get there is 2 days from now. He said he d let me know if it sold, so I m crossing my fingers to not hear from him.

Saw is a unisaw with a 50” table extension. I have a 5×8 utility trailer. I m thinking it will fit on the trailer without taking it apart, but I m not sure if I SHOULD disassemble anything before driving it 2 hours back home. Is anything at risk of breaking while bumping down the freeway for a couple hours?

- jerkylips

In my world view if you made an offer and it was accepted the saw is yours. If this guy sells it out from under you in the two days before you can go get it he is a real low-life. I would use stronger terms, but I don’t want to earn a “Forum time out” for foul language.

- Kazooman


It was on Craigslist and he had “no holds” in the ad. I can’t say I blame him, if I”promised” to show and didn’t, he could pass up a buyer. Unfortunately for me, he texted to say it was sold today. Delta x5 unisaw, 3hp xx Bessie fence. Like new condition for 825. That wasn’t going to last long.

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#10 posted 10-30-2018 11:40 PM


It was on Craigslist and he had “no holds” in the ad. I can t say I blame him, if I”promised” to show and didn t, he could pass up a buyer. Unfortunately for me, he texted to say it was sold today. Delta x5 unisaw, 3hp xx Bessie fence. Like new condition for 825. That wasn t going to last long.

- jerkylips


Unfortunately you need to be ready to jump on deals in the same hour you see them :<((((((((((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 11-01-2018 04:12 AM

There was a nearly identical topic last month. Take a look at the ideas discussed there.

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#12 posted 11-01-2018 04:47 AM

I have a Delta X5 Unisaw (2011 model) 5 hp., with the Beisemeyer fence, and 50” extention table…..This thing is a beast….!! Sorry to hear you missed out on such a great saw…..!! Keep looking….maybe another one will pop up, and closer to where you live…

-- " At my age, happy hour is a 2 hour nap".....!!

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#13 posted 11-01-2018 11:01 AM

Jerky – at least now you have the knowledge for when the next one pops up !!!
as Tony said: be ready to jump on a good deal as soon as you see the ad
and all the specs are within reason. take your tool kit that also contains metric tools.
good luck in your journey !!

-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --

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