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Whee! Big Grin | :-D

I ordered a new table saw last week, and Sears informed me that it would be available for pickup in two weeks. So I was surprised to get a call yesterday informing me that the saw was ready, a week early! Weekend plans out the door, I picked it up - with the help of a couple of husky clerks - and brought it home. That sucker weighs over 300 lbs! As anyone who has dealt with Sears knows, "some assembly required..." I assembled the beast, aided by a large volume of beer, as instructed by the manual. All went well until the part where I'm supposed to turn it over; the instruction, quite reasonably, start with the unit upside down until the legs are assembled. What to do? Its 300+ lbs versus my 135 lbs. It's an easy call as to which of us will win the gravity game.

I tried levers, I thought about using a cable puller attached to the roof beams, but none quite fit. After an hour or so of fiddling with different ways to improve my leverage, I remembered a useless piece of kit I bought last year to move a pair of engines for a 1936 Ford, then put away for lack of any other purpose:

The right tool for the job[^]

Dad was right - there's no such thing as "too many tools!" Big Grin | :-D
Will Rogers never met me.

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