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Forum topic by WhyWoodYouDoThat posted 12-10-2019 11:21 PM 571 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WhyWoodYouDoThat

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12-10-2019 11:21 PM

I am considering the Delta 36-725, but concerned about the size of the box, and how difficult it would be to move into my basement and assemble alone. Is this something doable? Would I need a 2nd set of hand?


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#1 posted 12-10-2019 11:30 PM

Depends on your size/strength as well as your ingenuity. The machine only weighs 200 pounds dripping wet, and in pieces it’s even more manageable. I would think that for most people, moving into a basement would be a breeze since you have gravity assisting. Getting it out might be a bit more of a challenge though.

Of course, as with any moving adventure – more hands are usually welcomed.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 12-11-2019 02:45 AM

I had it shipped to the house. I was able to assemble it myself in a couple hours. For reference, I’m 5’4” and 140 pounds. I think if you have an appliance dolly you’d be fine. I’ve moved an upright freezer with one of those down basement stairs by myself. Well, almost. My wife “coached” me.

The saw before my Delta was a Jet contractor saw. I brought that home in a Geo Metro, but I had to leave the box at the store.

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#3 posted 12-11-2019 03:18 AM

Should be doable in pieces, especially the top. Then it gives you a reason to tune it up off the bat.

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#4 posted 12-11-2019 03:21 AM

You can definitely assemble it yourself. I was able to unload it from my van myself by simply pulling it out and pivoting it down to the ground. Getting it downstairs might be the most challenging part because it is pretty wide, especially in the box, though if the box is not too wide for the stairs, it should be manageable enough to carefully slide it down. Taking it out of the box would actually make it more difficult because the base, side and rails are all that have to be put on the main body so you won’t save much weight and it won’t be able to slide it down without help.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#5 posted 12-11-2019 01:48 PM

I assembled mine alone. Backed the truck up to the shop door and unloaded parts as I needed them for assembly. As Lazyman mentioned, I might be easier to move it to the basement in the box. I would still take as many pieces out of the box as you can and re-packing the main unit in the box. Anything you can do to lighten the load will help.

I seem to recall there is ALOT of Styrofoam around the unit. You may be able to use it, along with packing tape to move the main unit. The big smooth box doesn’t provide much in the way of hand holds.

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#6 posted 12-11-2019 02:02 PM

I had mine delivered and the box was pretty well torn up. I wouldn’t want to have wrestled it home by myself although it is doable with a truck (NOT my Miata!). And yes the box was full of (broken) Styrofoam. I got it put together by myself, you just have to take your time lining up the split rails. It has been a great saw for me and I am glad I got it.

-- DannyW

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#7 posted 12-11-2019 03:29 PM

yeah not a problem i piked up mine from lowes opened the box in the truck and took out the pieces and had no problem assembling it alone,very doable.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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accord

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#8 posted 12-12-2019 10:57 AM

i think it can be done…i moved a 1050’s era craftsman wood lathe by myself , stand and all assembled…into my base ment then a year or so later back out…I guess maybe 2-3 hundred pounds ,if in doubt get some help

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#9 posted 12-12-2019 03:02 PM

Good info from these guys but I will add to it. If you have a gut feeling that it may be too much or that something might go wrong Get Help!

Once something does not go as planned there is no backing up, you will regret it for a long time. I have lived with evidence of that for the last 12 years now and will for the rest of my life. There is NO backing up. larry

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pottz

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#10 posted 12-12-2019 07:41 PM


Good info from these guys but I will add to it. If you have a gut feeling that it may be too much or that something might go wrong Get Help!

Once something does not go as planned there is no backing up, you will regret it for a long time. I have lived with evidence of that for the last 12 years now and will for the rest of my life. There is NO backing up. larry

- ohtimberwolf

good point dont do something that pushes you too far and you get injured,have someone help you

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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