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Forum topic by Keith Kelly posted 07-12-2018 02:42 PM 405 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keith Kelly

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07-12-2018 02:42 PM

Today I pick up my new (used) table saw. In the past 2 years, I have not moved my previous saw once. It was up on blocks. As for the next 2 weeks, I’ll simply be moving it 2” this way, 2” that way, etc as I get it positioned just right (2 car garage, many tools surrounding it.

Question 1: Can I drag this 550lb beast 2” by myself? Or do I seriously need to pay $79 for a rolling base, plus another $79 for an extension?

I plan on putting this on a 3” tall platform and risers under the extension legs, so I’m planning on putting some anti-friction tape on the bottom of that. (planning on some sort of draggable-shed beam techniques)

Question 2: What are safe points to hold? What are some places we shouldn’t hold? I don’t want to bend anything out of place. Is the entire fence rail appropriate? There will be at least 6 of us, and I’ll be able to back my trailer into the garage so that the ramp leads right to the final resting position of the saw.

Any advice would be appreciated. Early afternoon I’ll be going to Grizzly, and will then be going to a guy’s house to pick up the saw.

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#1 posted 07-12-2018 02:51 PM

Harbor Freight furniture dolly

I’d grab anywhere on the table or rails and tip it back and slide one of these under it to wheel it around until you know it’s final resting place. Easy peasy and you’ve got a cheap set of casters for whatever when you’re done with it.

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#2 posted 07-12-2018 02:55 PM

Great saw, by the way! I own this one.

1) Yeah, you can nudge it a little (2”) by yourself… Not very easily, but you can.

2) I think you’ll be fine grabbing onto the extension wings or even the big old fence tube. You’re going to have to re-adjust everything most likely once you get it set up in your place anyway. I can’t see anything getting out of wack on a saw this heavily built.

The biggest thing I’d be concerned about is IF you do decide to do some sort of mobile base, be careful that you aren’t rolling the saw onto an uneven spot on the floor. The saw may want to flex to fit the floor, and could throw out your table top flatness, your fence rail, etc. I don’t think this is much of a problem for smaller saws that only have the 2 small cast extension wings, but on this saw with the full 52” cutting capacity to the right, you’ve got a large lever that can really flex with changes in floor elevation/uneven-ness!

-- Pete

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#3 posted 07-12-2018 05:31 PM

You will not need anything. It will move fine, and if the top is tight you should not lose your square. It is easy to verify quickly with a few quick checks. Even with a rolling base, I move my saw a few inches when necessary and don’t use the wheels to do it. Save your money, but another good blade!

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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