Lifting table saw?
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  Re: Lifting table saw? by Martin S. (OK, I have a tablesa...)
(10-24-2019, 12:41 AM)Martin S. Wrote: OK, I have a tablesaw that had a roller base that came with it.  The wheels have disintegrated (not happy about that) and I need to move the saw.

I bought a new base, and the instructions say something like, "get 4 strong men to lift the saw while a fifth person slides the base under it".

So...

I don't have 4 strong men, only one 50+ fat guy.

I have been considering an engine hoist, but the ones I have looked at have a base that has to slide under the motor, er, saw, in this case, so I can't see how that will work.

I am open to suggestions as to how to lift a tablesaw in order to get a new base underneath it without hurting myself.

I am sure I am not the first person presented with this problem, and I appreciate your suggestions.

Thanks,

Martin

Rent an appliance dolly.  You should be able to strap the the saw to the dolly while still in the base and get it out of and back into the base.  I have moved my shop, twice, by myself using an appliance dolly.   They are super helpful.

Matt
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  Re: Lifting table saw? by Martin S. (OK, I have a tablesa...)
Thanks for all the great ideas. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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  Re: Lifting table saw? by Martin S. (OK, I have a tablesa...)
Did you get it onto its new base?
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  Re: Lifting table saw? by Martin S. (OK, I have a tablesa...)
I recently put my Unisaw on a mobile base by myself. Raised one side on 2 by 4 scraps and then pushed it onto the base. Much easier than I exprctec

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#20
  Re: Lifting table saw? by Martin S. (OK, I have a tablesa...)
I'm under the impression he needs to lift it onto a whole new base that has rollers.  Or are we just lifting onto a roller kit for the old base?

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