Thanks to Sawmill Creek for making
me aware of the Microsoft Live Cashback. I was able to get the Live Cashback
when it was 25%. I also had an Ebay 10% coupon at that time. I was able to get
$300 off the Christmas Sale price on the Tablesaw, and $150 off on the Jointer.
had the Tablesaw and Jointer shipped to my work where they had a forklift.
The maintenance crew unload them and transfered them to my trailer. With
all the nightmare stories I hear about shipping I was worried. But it all
came without a scratch. The only dents in the cardboard are from my straps.
Grizzly Tablesaw G1023SL
managed to wiggle the tablesaw off the trailer and across the floor into
place while I still had it on the pallet. Then I carefully worked the saw off
the pallet. The wings are going on.
made new rails for the fence. I have 58"
to the right of the blade and 14" to the left.
brother made me the mobile base that the saw sits on. I bought 4"
double locking casters from Caster
City. These are about the best double locking caster I have seen so
far. My brother came up snowmobiling on the 1st of the year and helped me
lift the saw onto the base. I ram the dust pipe across the back of the
mobile base to the hookup over to the right of the saw.
made a extension
table out on some poplar boards and plywood covered with laminate.
cabinet under the extension table to hold the miter gauges, blades,
throat inserts, and push sticks. All that only took three of the seven
drawers. I suppose stuff will find it's way into the other drawers.
Grizzly Jointer G0586
This was fun to get unloaded (I'm single). My trailer dumps, so I was able
to get the jointer beds slid to the back of the trailer after I dumped the
bed, but that is where it stopped. Couldn't move it. I had the car hooked
to the trailer, so I pulled the car and trailer ahead slightly. With the
trailer dumped, and with the end of the crate on the ground it would slide
down the bed, but I didn't want it to fall on the floor when the other end
of the crate came off the trailer. Blocks came into play and I managed to
get the crate blocked up enough to get it off the trailer bed and then
pull the trailer out from under the crate. Now one end is on the floor and
the other in midair sitting on blocks. A floor jack and some pushing and
lifting and it finally gently found the floor.
I was able to just carry off the trailer after I unboxed it. I got the
switch and motor electric hooked up.
the jointer beds I had to ask my neighbors son and grandson to help lift
them onto the base.
My brother came up snowmobiling on the 1st of the year and helped me lift
the jointer onto the base. Then I could get the dust collection hooked up.