How to carry a jointer?

I am buying a used 6" jointer. They weigh 200 pounds, and I wonder how they can be carried.
Is it okay to carry them by the tables, or will that do some damage? If not by the tables, then how?
I assume the motor can be removed, yes? That should cut the weight down a little. Hopefully it will be easier than the used table saw I bought last year...
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A hand truck will work just fine to get it out to your truck/trailer. Then remove the fence & guard, set the infeed table to the same height as the outfeed table, and secure/remove the motor. Put a rubber doormat or two on the floor of the transport and put the jointer on it upside down. You'll need to securely tie the jointer both top & bottom to prevent it from sliding around as well as tipping over.
Art

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Just pick it up and set it in the back of your truck on a rubber no-slip mat. The tables are more than stron enough. Care should be given to banging the fence around. You will need to tune it up anyway.
Dave

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You didn't say how far you are going. I would say your general instinct is good -- don't lift on the tables, 'specially out at the ends. Most new 8" jointers come in two parts: base and upper body with the upper body bolted down and tables supported. I'd guess 6" is about the same if it's a closed stand. Assuming it's a closed stand it may be easier to separate the upper and lower parts than pulling the motor.
Otherwise, lift near the center, use carts/wheels and go slow.
Good luck,
hex -30-
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dolley (a hand truck with a strap). Just lifted it from the front and moved it on to the truck (took two of us to push it up the ramp). Once on the truck I strapped it to the tie downs on the side. No problems.
Montyhp

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I recommendrecruiting two volunteers. <g>
Lee
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Much beer is required for machinery moving, although not enough to be counter-productive. :)
GTO(John)
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On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 23:59:02 -0400, "Lee Gordon"

I remember that!
Barry
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Carry very carefully ! so as not to disjoint a jointer.

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