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hkmiller

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03-23-2018 02:52 PM

I just got a used 34-450 table saw, and I want to remove the 3hp motor so that I can put the saw on my new Bear Crawl mobile base. I have already removed the saw top.

Does anyone here know the weight of this motor?

-- always something


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#1 posted 03-23-2018 03:05 PM

50-60 lbs my guess

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#2 posted 03-23-2018 03:17 PM

I’d guess a little more than that, but not by much – I think my 3hp 3-phase motor was around 70. However, removing the top and motor is certainly not necessary for mounting on a mobile base.

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 03-23-2018 04:11 PM



I d guess a little more than that, but not by much – I think my 3hp 3-phase motor was around 70. However, removing the top and motor is certainly not necessary for mounting on a mobile base.

Cheers,
Brad

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What would be the best way to lift the saw for the base if motor is attached?

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#4 posted 03-23-2018 04:52 PM

you know anyone with an engine hoist?

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#5 posted 03-23-2018 04:57 PM



you know anyone with an engine hoist?

- avsmusic1

What part of saw would I hook hoist to?

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#6 posted 03-23-2018 05:36 PM

There was a post of someone who did the same thing. He put posts/beams ~5’ long under each wing (horizontal to the floor). Jacked up one side then held it in place with blocks (outside the footprint of the saw- on the ends of the posts). Repeated on the other side and then slid the base under the saw and lowered back down. You only need a couple inches.

Hope this helps. Let us know what you do.
Carl

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#7 posted 03-23-2018 06:13 PM



There was a post of someone who did the same thing. He put posts/beams ~5 long under each wing (horizontal to the floor). Jacked up one side then held it in place with blocks (outside the footprint of the saw- on the ends of the posts). Repeated on the other side and then slid the base under the saw and lowered back down. You only need a couple inches.

Hope this helps. Let us know what you do.
Carl

- Carl10

Carl, that sounds like it might work I appreciate your feedback. I had to take the top off cuz I’m replacing the arbor bearings so I’ll figure something out here

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#8 posted 03-23-2018 08:05 PM

you know anyone with an engine hoist?

- avsmusic1

What part of saw would I hook hoist to?

- hkmiller


I’m not certain offhand but i wouldn’t be too squeamish about it if the top is off already – maybe trunnions or anything stationary and thick iron? Those things are tanks and lifting it 6” off the group for enough time to slide the base under it shouldn’t be an issue

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#9 posted 03-23-2018 08:37 PM

What would be the best way to lift the saw for the base if motor is attached?
- hkmiller

Tilt the saw, slide it under, drop it in. Easy with a helper, trivial with two :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#10 posted 03-23-2018 10:52 PM

I’d advise against removing the motor – the weight isn’t purely the issue, it’s that you have to hold it one-handed and fit the hinge pin through the bracket with the other hand. And it’s an awkward position that you have to be in to do this.

Unisaws are “only” a couple hundred pounds – you can easily tilt it on one edge of the base, kick a block of wood under your side, then go around to the other side to do the same.

I discovered that I was even able to lift my 950lb jointer slightly on one side when I was wrestling with trying to eliminate a sag in the outfeed table. Picked up on the very end of the table and the jointer came off the ground.

Leverage. It’s almost magical.

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#11 posted 03-23-2018 11:56 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I like the itlt option.

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#12 posted 03-24-2018 12:07 AM

i have been looking for a used unisaw for 6 months on craigslist for a year here in wi. most have been 800-1200 dollars. or 500 miles away. so yesterday wife and i went to an estate sale in lacross. lady said there’s some tools in gaurage so off i went. junk everywhere, old lawn mowers rakes,standard stuff. so i saw some pipe clamps in the corner,picked up 2 and my mouth dropped open,there was a unifence leaning against the wall… i asked the 70 year old woman if she had the rest of the saw? she said it’s over there covered up.have a look she said. pulled cover off and it was a 3 hp 34-802 in really pretty decent shape. asked how much would you take for it? she says 400 dollars. so off i went to u haul picked up a truck .took 3 of us to get it in the truck got it home and had to take it apart in truck to get it out by myself with a dolly. will post pictures when cleaned up. her neighbors were there helping her with her estate sale.so they helped with loading . i’m really excited i got the saw so cheap.i’m retired and spent all day cleaning it up by the part number it appears to be a 1992.

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#13 posted 03-24-2018 12:11 AM

[...]by the part number it appears to be a 1992.
- ruger

You can date it using the serial number. Part numbers were the same for decades.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: They are easy to transport in the back of a pick-up and can be loaded/unloaded by a single person. Tilt, flip, slide :)

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#14 posted 03-24-2018 12:13 AM

also came with mobil base

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