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
Hopefully it will be easier than the used table saw I bought last year...
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
Just pick it up and set it in the back of your truck on a rubber no-slip
The tables are more than stron enough. Care should be given to banging the
fence around. You will need to tune it up anyway.
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
Otherwise, lift near the center, use carts/wheels and go slow.
I wouldn't lift it by the tables. I just moved my 8" using an appliance
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.
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