About to invest in a tablesaw here...
I noticed that these things are incredibly heavy. I have a small shop in my basement that I'd like to put the TS in, but I'm undecided if I should keep it in my garage. I live in a cold climate and would like to use it year round, and am afraid it won't see action during the winters if I keep it in the garage. Conversely, I'm not sure if I'll have enough room (long term) in the basement shop.
So, is it possible / feasible to move an assembled TS up a flight of stairs, or would it be better just to keep it out in the garage? If moving it is possible, would I have to remove the fence/rails first? Are there any other considerations?
Also, I'm looking to buy a contractor style one, not a portable job-site one. Not sure the quality of the job-site ones, but I intend to make furniture/cabinets and have been told "If you're going to buy a table saw, get a good one and make it an investment." Most of the research I've done on it says to stay away from the portable ones since they vibrate too much.
Any advice/opinions/comments are appreciated. Thanks in advance.