Tuesday I received the Grizzly G0555 "Ultimate 14" Bandsaw" and a Yorkcraft
6" Jointer (Delta 37-195 equivalent). I have both almost assembled, ready
to transport away from the garage door so I can get the forklift back
inside. These were about as heavy as I'd want to assemble by myself, I
lifted the base machines onto the stands then installed tables, fences, etc.
I still have to get out the squares & dial indicator to get the fine
I stopped by our local mini sears store and they had tiny 2 Gal. air
compressors for $79.99, 2.4CFM at 90 PSI, 125PSI max. one year warranty,
cast iron cylinder, oil filled compressor. Had to have one of those, the
bigger compressors I have are not very portable.
I plan to sell of some of my metal working machines including a large mill
(~4500 lbs), a small metal lathe, an AC stick welder, and maybe my small
metal shaper. I don't need 3 lathes, 3 mills, and 5 welders in my home
It sure comes in handy at times! My biggest mill weights and estimated 4500
lbs, I moved it in place without a forklift, had bars underneath for rollers
a pryed it along an inch at a time. I would like to get a heavy duty
trailer so I could haul my forklift to auctions, load for others, load
whatever I bought, drive up on the trailer and go home. I've been able to
make the metalworking shop pretty much pay for itself. One of my biggest
additions was a CNC mill, I get jobs for it every now and then but I don't
think I'm breaking even. I probably have close to $7000 in the CNC mill
now, but when I get work for it, it makes $40 - $90/hr while I'm doing
something else, just have to keep an eye on it in case it breaks a cutter or
something and change parts when it's done.
My house came with a ~30 X ~50 insulated pole barn type building. It's
getting pretty full of junk from other peoples moves, family and an office
equipment business I used to work for. I got the bandsaw and jointer moved
out of the doorway tonight and got the forklift back inside, I'm glad my
wife doesn't think she should park her car in there! :-)
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