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too_many_tools



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:18 am    Post subject: Moving a Hammond Saw Reply with quote

I recently purchased a Hammond saw Model B3.

I would consider it is about 400 pounds of beautiful cast iron.

How does one SAFELY move this saw using a pickup and by ONE person?

And how does one secure the sliding table for the move?

And can this saw be set upside down without damaging it?

It has a LARGE = HEAVY 1hp motor that I plan on removing before the move.

FWIW...this is a GREAT website...thanks for posting the info on it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey TMT,

Congrats on the saw! The B3 is a normally a cast iron base saw that is a beast. You restimate in weight is probably a bit low even with the motor removed.

A vintage printing sales publication that I have lists the G4 as weighing 440lbs. That has a fabricated 3/16" sheet metal base.

The safest way to pick it up with one person is using a forklift or overhead lifting point. I have had success grabbing it with a strap thorough the hole in the top just below the rolling table and around to the blade side. Rolling the table towards the front counterbalances the motor.

As to lifting it into a truck without mechanical advantages, you can egyptian it in a number of ways, but you have to figure out the best plan to your tools available. Not any universal secret here.

For moving them, I prefer standing it up. I secure the table with either banding or a ratchet strap. There is a lock for the table, but it is not robust enough for shipping.

In the event that I have laid a saw down, I always remove the finger scale and lay it down on the left side as you face it. stretch wrap a piece of wood to the top just below the table to give it something to rest upon.

Not sure why you would set it upside-down.

As to your other threads, I've never had one on a mobile base and don;t really have many jigs that I use with the saw.

Pete
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too_many_tools



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="crzypete"]Hey TMT,

Congrats on the saw! The B3 is a normally a cast iron base saw that is a beast. You restimate in weight is probably a bit low even with the motor removed.

A vintage printing sales publication that I have lists the G4 as weighing 440lbs. That has a fabricated 3/16" sheet metal base.

The safest way to pick it up with one person is using a forklift or overhead lifting point. I have had success grabbing it with a strap thorough the hole in the top just below the rolling table and around to the blade side. Rolling the table towards the front counterbalances the motor.

As to lifting it into a truck without mechanical advantages, you can egyptian it in a number of ways, but you have to figure out the best plan to your tools available. Not any universal secret here.

For moving them, I prefer standing it up. I secure the table with either banding or a ratchet strap. There is a lock for the table, but it is not robust enough for shipping.

In the event that I have laid a saw down, I always remove the finger scale and lay it down on the left side as you face it. stretch wrap a piece of wood to the top just below the table to give it something to rest upon.

Not sure why you would set it upside-down.

As to your other threads, I've never had one on a mobile base and don;t really have many jigs that I use with the saw.

Pete[/quote]

Thanks for your info Pete.

The reason why I ask about inverting the saw is it seems to be very top heavy..so inverting it makes for a very stable transport.

Thanks for confirming that one can secure the sliding table..I was considering strapping it as you mentioned.

I did not know about the table lock..I will have to look for it.

The saw as I have it now is still at the seller's location...they have a forklift but when I get it home it is just little old me and my Egyptian tool set. I have dealt with other tools with similar weights but the sliding table was an unknown...surface grinders which have similar ball bearing slides can be damaged by improper moving if they are not secured properly.

FWIW...I just love this saw..it just reeks of quality that one does not see in today's tools.

Thanks again for the info.
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