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  • Assembling JP0610 Jointer - ALONE! Help!

    Being of less than sound body and having no other people to assist me, I am about to assemble my new 6 1/8" jointer by myself. Does anyone have some suggestions regarding lifting tools or techniques I can use to position the jointer bed onto its stand. I might add that I have no means to hang any lifting devices from the beams in my garage. An equipment rental dealer suggested that I use an engine hoist, which is a possibility. Does anyone have any better ideas.

    BTW if there are 2 or 3 of you who live in Spokane, WA and would like to engage in a little "fitness exercise", I'd be glad to furnish drinks and pizza.

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    Re: Assembling JP0610 Jointer - ALONE! Help!

    engine hoist would be the easiest, if not, they have dollys that have a platform that lift, not sure of the name, but you would have to slide it on to the top. I would go with the engine hoist. Do you have any neighbors who can help?

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      Re: Assembling JP0610 Jointer - ALONE! Help!

      To offer constructive help would need to know a little more of what is available around the house to MacGyver something together out of.

      You could build a tripod out of some 4x4s for one.

      How did you get the thing home? Had it delivered?
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        Re: Assembling JP0610 Jointer - ALONE! Help!

        It was a Black Friday purchase from CPO Rigid (Reconditioned unit). The jointer was discounted, and shipping was FREE! FedEX delivered it, and believe me, the driver was not pleased!

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          Re: Assembling JP0610 Jointer - ALONE! Help!

          The top is not that heavy. I put the base together and flipped that up right then I put the top on it and put the bolts in it. I did it by my self same as the table saw.

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            Re: Assembling JP0610 Jointer - ALONE! Help!

            Originally posted by bert304 View Post
            The top is not that heavy. I put the base together and flipped that up right then I put the top on it and put the bolts in it. I did it by my self same as the table saw.
            Same here...
            How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

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