When I got my 3650 I had the store put it in the hold for pickup and then I opened the box and took some parts out and had to make two trips.
The store is only 2 miles from my house and I had a toyota camry at the time. Worked for me and I got my grandson to help me turn it upright after installing the wings and legs.
How far from the garage to the shop? Why not unload it onto a two-wheeler and roll it in? As far as 3660 assembly goes, I'm only 5'8 and 170 lbs, but I managed to assemble everything upside down (according to the manual) and then flip the saw by myself.
BTW, if you get the 3660 saw, you may want to add a router extension on the right side. I had two previous iterations until I decided to build a variation of this beast:
Once again, I had no problems disassembling the saw and moving it to its new base before reassembling.
the R4121 is on sale for $249.00 now, down from the $349.00, that I paid just 6 weeks ago. Yes they gave me the lower price, when I asked them about it. I too am considering the TS 3660 but the new R4511 Hybrid should be out soon. That might be better yet, We will see.Thanks, Jerdebson.
I wasn't being clear. I already have the R4121. Got it at The Borg for the same $249 (why do people on other forums refer to HD as "The Borg"?). Looks like a clearance, but it's at least as good a saw as the pricier double-bevels like DeWalt, Hitachi, Bosch. So far I'm likin' it.
Yes, I've been hearing rumblings about the R4511 (including pictures). I'm somewhat space-challenged (a crowded 12 x 24), so moveability is an important factor for me. It looks nice. Seems to have a Delta-like fence, and I'm told the ripping capacity is somewhat reduced, but it possesses all the obvious benefits of a hybrid. No clue on when it's coming out, though. If we need to wait for TS3660 inventories to dwindle, it could be forever. We'll see.
Thanks to everyone for their helpful suggestions about unloading/assembling. I think the "unpack it and move it piecemeal" method works best for me. My shop is fairly close to the garage, but the route is rather circuitous and would present challenges if I tried to 2-wheeler the whole box through a couple of doorways.
Hey GRTriever, nice router table add-on. I actually built myself a router table from a very old (Issue #1) ShopNotes plan some time ago.
And yes, folks. It looks like I'll be spending a lot of time here. Thanks.
Sorry to muddy the waters, I might not have read the post right. I like the R4121 and "want" a better table saw, we will see what happens concerning the others.
QUOTE "Yes, I've been hearing rumblings about the R4511 (including pictures). I'm somewhat space-challenged (a crowded 12 x 24), so moveability is an important factor for me. It looks nice. Seems to have a Delta-like fence, and I'm told the ripping capacity is somewhat reduced, but it possesses all the obvious benefits of a hybrid. No clue on when it's coming out, though. If we need to wait for TS3660 inventories to dwindle, it could be forever. We'll see."
Yuntrips, I only own 2 rigid tools and I check the site almost every day. As far as putting the saw together, I did it by my self. I put the extenion wings on after I flipped it. It took me a full 8 hours but I was not rushing and I got the wings as even as possible.
(why do people on other forums refer to HD as "The Borg"?).
Others may have different definitions, but BORG to me say’s “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated”. Star Trek TNG.
It can also stand for, Big Orange Retail Giant.
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Hi, I'm new to this forum as I just bought a TS3660. As for moving it, one HD guy helped me put it in the back of a Subaru Forester with no big effort on either of us, just flop the box onto the back bumper and slide in. When I got it home I slid it out onto the bumper and down onto a 2 wheel dolly. Once into the shop I read the manual (I know most times I throw them away but I really wanted to do this right) and began assembly upsidedown as per directions. I was able to completely assemble upside down and then flip by myself. I am not a superman, it was all very easy, leverage and let the weight work for you. But I must admit it would have been helpful to have some help for some of the work, really get some help for a few minutes just to avoid back strain.
Only problem I had was setting up the HercuLift assembly. Still not sure I've got it quite right.
It's a great saw it replaced my very old Rockwell 8 1/4 and I hope it lasts as long as that one (50 years+).
Anyone else have any problems with the HercuLift assembly?.