Moving a Grizzly 690 cabinet table saw up some stairs

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Forum topic by Michael Donnelly posted 04-23-2013 05:52 PM 3665 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Michael Donnelly

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04-23-2013 05:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I’m shopping for a table saw, and I’m leaning toward the Grizzly 690. It’s in budget, and I have a 220 V outlet; the challenge is that my shop is on the second floor, over my garage. I’m sure they’re wide enough for the machine, but they aren’t wide enough for more than two people to carry something up it.

Grizzly customer service told me that the largest shipping crate is 460 lbs. Even with a shoulder dolly and a strong friend, I’m wary of carrying something that heavy up a flight of stairs.

Have any of you have experience moving a large saw up or down stairs? What sort of disassembly would it take to get it down to pieces ~200 lbs or less?

I want to make sure I have a plan in place before ordering a saw I might not be able to get into my shop.

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#1 posted 04-23-2013 06:02 PM

You can lighten your load by taking the cast iron wings out, as well as the other hardware. That might save you 100lb. or so.

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#2 posted 04-23-2013 06:18 PM

I think you would be well served to buy (or rent) an appliance dolly…2 guys ought to be able to handle the saw on that fairly easily. But like Mike said, remove all you can to lighten the load.

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#3 posted 04-23-2013 06:22 PM

Don’t take the entire crate up the stairs! :)
Transport it in pieces. The last piece is the main table assembly. It will be heavy with its cast iron top and the motor in it, however I think 2 people could handle it if they were careful. If it’s still too heavy, remove the main cast iron table. You’d have to align it when you put it back on, but I’m assuming you’ll be checking alignment anyways.

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 08:13 PM

rent one of these:

never rely on anyone but yourself.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#5 posted 04-23-2013 09:01 PM

If you break it down to the main body as Mike shoes, two guys and a dolly shouldn’t have much trouble, but you can always have someone wedge a lever in underneath between steps to make sure it only goes one direction!

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Michael Donnelly

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#6 posted 12-27-2014 08:01 PM

I forgot to add this before. Here’s an update on how we ended up moving it:

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