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Forum topic by RichCMD posted 03-09-2017 07:35 PM 612 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-09-2017 07:35 PM

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I plan to buy a SawStop 1.75 hp cabinet saw with 36” fence. Before I do, I want to make sure that I can get it down the stairs into my basement workshop. I read somewhere that it arrives on a single pallet, but it also sounds like there are multiple boxes on the pallet that could be moved separately. Can anyone who has purchased one of these tell me how it is packaged up when it arrived? Thanks.

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#1 posted 03-09-2017 07:42 PM

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#2 posted 03-09-2017 07:46 PM

That sounds about right from what I can recall. One pallet, but I think the fence was in a separate box. The extension wings are separate from the main unit as well as all the other pieces. Check out Sawstop’s web page and look at the support section for the manual.

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#3 posted 03-09-2017 08:11 PM

I emailed them and they sent me the box dimensions.

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#4 posted 03-09-2017 08:17 PM

The picture says it all. I have the 3 hp version. Fence and rails, etc. are individually packaged. I unboxed mine in the garage and then had three helpers carry the saw down the stairs for me. It went very smoothly.

One thing about the packaging that impressed me was how all of the nuts, bolts, washers, etc. required for the assembly were laid out into groups on cardboard backing and shrink wrapped in place. As you followed the assembly instructions in the manual you would cut open just the requisite blister of parts you needed. No big plastic “grab-bag” of parts like all of my other machines arrived with.

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#5 posted 03-09-2017 08:17 PM

Great. Thanks for the answers.

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#6 posted 03-09-2017 08:21 PM

Mine arrived similar to Ripper70. I do have free advice.

The directions had me install the mobile base first. I did this when it was on the pallet, which did make it easier to tip it down onto a styrofoam piece. I didn’t know this but after the mobile base was on, I had to remove doors to get it downstairs. It still had to be wiggled and coaxed through the doorways. Would have fit without the mobile base.

If I could do it again, I’d have spent the extra $100 and got the hydraulic base. This would have made my life easier moving it both before and after the trip to the basement. If you’re gonna do this, make sure you get the hydraulic base adapter.


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