On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:29:13 -0500, "Leon"
[snipped stream of consciousness report]
DGDevin beat me to the punch with the
assemble-it-on-the-ground-and-then-tilt-it-up suggestion. That's
exactly how I did my 17-925 (admittedly a little smaller and lighter,
but not by much). And except for the last part, tipping it up, I was
able to do it all alone. There was just no way to tip that beast by
myself, though, so I called on my neighbor who works nights...
And even when you were "yabbuting" the idea with the comment about the
base being bolted to the ply and the ply bolted to the mobile base, I
was saying, "duh, unbolt the base--tip the whole thing up and then
move it onto the base and rebolt."
Too late, now, though, so never mind.
But to all you youngsters out there--try to avoid at all costs hand
lifting a heavy (more than a bag of Sakrete), unwieldy piece of arn up
over your head. No fun and fraught with danger.
I too have come to the conclusion that I pretty much have what I need.
I just can't bring myself to say it unconditionally, and I certainly
haven't articulated it to SWMBO. The door of opportunity for future
purchase I haven't foreseen would slam shut and be permanently dogged
down within microseconds of her hearing "...don't need more tools."
Have fun with the new toy.
Master Woodbutcher and seasoned termite
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