It was like Christmas Morning....
And all through the wood shop... All was quiet except clanking, groaning and wrenching.
My saw delivery was pending to be delivered between 12pm and 4pm. I had to go to the VA for 9:30am appointment for my yearly physical. Sharon stayed home, just in case I the delivery was before I got back. I gave her instructions on what to look for for damage.
I got home and there were the shipping cases in my driveway. I was excited. As I walked around to the back, I started getting a bit anxious as I noticed fork marks through the case. I asked Sharon if she noted those on the delivery. She thought those were handholds. Took pictures. Took the shipping container apart...
Luckily there was no damage. Forks went through. But that was a side where parts boxes were. So everything was far away from where the forks went through.
Unpacking and assembly was an adventure. I probably should have waited to borrow a cherry picker from Greg... But I didn't. I used straps under each leg and walked the half-ton saw off the pallet onto my pallet jack, then moved the saw on the pallet jack into the shop. During assembly, I had Sharon help me set the sliding table into place. I keep trying to ignore that I have a bad back. Heavy I can deal with (mostly), but along with being heavy, It is just too long and awkward for anyone to get set on there accurately on their own. You know I looked at the machine tag this morning. It says the machine weight is 365kg. I'm thinking that is just the base sysem. The bill of laiding said with everything that shipped in this order, it was over 1100 pounds. Lagune says the base saw without options is 1056 pounds.
I am ecstatic. It is together and tuned in. I'm sure I'll tune it in more later as I go.
Then I had to get some DC going initially to take care of the saw. Initially, I set up a manifold, which I have hoses coming from. It's sitting on my shop floor taking up space, but it is working for now.
I'm already thinking I need to move my RAS back towards the garage door so that I can move the table saw further in. Once I do that, I could move my MIG welder, oxy/acet, tanks, thickness planer and DC unit back. That would give Sharon more room for the laundry, me more winter room and the ability to move some of that outside in the summer when I'm working.
The 48" fence is tight in my shop. I ordered it, but isn't due until the rest of the order gets here in 2 to 2-1/2 months. Can't wait. Otis was right, I should have waited to get it all at once. I guess I can just appreciate it more now.
I'll write a review on it next week.
"Don't worry, I saw this work in a cartoon once."
"Usually learning skills and tooling involves a progression of logical steps."
Last edited by MAFoElffen; 05-24-2013 at 06:21 PM.