I know, I know... wasn't a similar question asked recently? Well, only sort of. I have some questions specific to this saw. Also, I already did a google search, and I've checked the library. :)
Here is my dilemma: SWMBO and I are buying a house this month, and I am allowed to have a shop in the basement. After calling Grizzly, they offer curb-side drop-off, so as long as I can get them to bring the saw in a truck with a tailgate that lowers, shouldn't be a problem. Also, our driveway slopes upward toward the house, and is about 200ft long. Also not a problem, provided I have a hand truck. Now comes the trouble. Access to the basement is via a bulkhead in the rear of the house, but to get to the rear of the house, you need to step over a 2ft retaining wall.
I understand the saw comes in 2 boxes: one being about 100 lbs, and the other being about 360 lbs. I am not built like Arnold Schwarzeneggar, and this is likely to be a 1 to 2-man job. My question is this: Anyone have experience taking this particular saw apart and putting it back together again? How difficult would it be, given I do not have (nor do I wish to purchase) _expensive_ calibration equipment? Will I need specialized tools? Could I disassemble it using an ordinary screwdirver/socket wrench set? Is the top difficult to make square again once it is removed? How heavy is the top of this thing, anyway? After taking it apart, would it be reasonably safe for a one person to bring it down a bulkhead? Are there any other forseeable problems with my plan?
Any input you could give would be appreciated. Also, I am a newbie, so please be gentle. :)
Thanks, Barry K.