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Forum topic by kocgolf posted 09-20-2018 09:00 PM 533 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-20-2018 09:00 PM

I have a 6 inch jointer, Jet jj-6csx, I am about to get from CL and plan to use my HF folding trailer. I have read these jointers can be top heavy, and it will be a bit of a long drive (90 minutes), including some freeway time. I’m concerned about stability, especially with 20mph winds in the forecast. Would it be a bad/difficult idea to lay the jointer down on it’s front face with some 2×4 boards under it? to keep any protruding areas from being damaged? I think it’s about 280 lbs, and I’m a little concerned about muscling it up and down safely as well. I’m not a big guy.

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#1 posted 09-20-2018 09:13 PM

No problem laying it down. You can also pretty easily detach the jointer from the stand. I’ve moved my JJ6 several times without any issues.

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#2 posted 09-20-2018 09:17 PM

I used to have one of those trailers. Man, did it ever bounce…even with my motorcycle on it.
I have the same jointer too!
You can take the top half of the jointer off the stand pretty easily.
If I remember it’s just four bolts that hold it on there.
You will have to loosen the motor to get the belt off but that’s no big deal either.
With the two pieces apart you could probably even put it in your car.

If you do choose to haul it lying down on it’s face, Take the two handles (wheels) off along with the guard.
I’d take the handle off the fence too. Anything that might bounce loose and off the trailer.
I would be more inclined to haul it on it’s back I think,
Resist lifting it by the tables. They are not designed to hold the weight and could be damaged.
We lifted mine out of the truck (as two pieces) by the frame that the table attaches to.
It’s awkward at best.

All of this is just my 2-cents.

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#3 posted 09-20-2018 09:20 PM

I would take the top (jointer) off the stand. Should be as easy as removing the drive belt and bolts. Need two people to lift.

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#4 posted 09-21-2018 11:46 AM

Thanks guys, all very reassuring and helpful. I am going to go without the trailer, just the mid-size suv. Lay the seats down and take it apart. It’s so dang windy today in Minnesota that I don’t even want to mess with the trailer.

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#5 posted 09-21-2018 12:33 PM

Cody – I was helping my brother transport his Harley with my trailer.
after we got it loaded, he brings out a box of orange straps.

and I said to him – - – we are transporting this $35,000.00 motorcycle
800 miles and you are going to tie it down with some $3.00 straps from HARBOR FREIGHT ???
you could see the color drop from his face. (we ended up using heavier, more expensive straps).

you can transport anything with anything – - – just be smart about it.


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#6 posted 09-23-2018 01:23 PM

Disassembling was a snap and it went right into the back of the Sante Fe like butta. Happy to have it but it needs love. Luckily I really enjoy tearing down and rebuilding stuff, making it shiny and awesome again. Sense of accomplishment and all. Can’t wait to get this shiny and tuned!

I have already finished the fence assembly, and pulled the cutterhead to de-rust and put in new bearings. Does anyone know how exactly to get the tables themselves disconnected?. I want to get the dovetails sleds all cleaned and everything. This thing was never hooked to dust collection, or cleaned, and had been sitting a long while.

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