19829Re: weight of pieces following RF45 disassembly
- May 2, 2008Thanks DBN!
Like Tim, I was undecided between the 45 and the X3
for the same reasons....size and *WEIGHT*...;)
I'd have to say...for me anyway...the Enco was
much heavier than I'd guessed. It can be a very
dangerous thing to try to move by oneself. I was
My X2 just doesn't have quite enough Y travel at
only 4 or so inches, so the 7.5" travel on the
Enco made the decision easier. IF...I had that
little extra $$$, I'd have went with the IH Version.
But I figure mills are easy enough to sell and
do hold their value pretty well, so if I want the
extra travel it has, I can always sell the Enco later.
I am highly impressed with the quality of the one
I have. Very smooth motion and rigid as all heck!!
I have to say...once it's finally in place and you
move that big table for the first time....it's much
like your first cnc moves....you just know you've
made a goooood decision...:)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Druid Noibn <druid_noibn@...> wrote:
> Hi John,
> Congrats! My '45' is from Grizzly, the G0485 and it also had to
be disassembled to move into my place; the added feature was the 200
LB cast iron base.
> To remove the table, you need to pull the gib - it had to be done
as it was too dangerous to leave the table on here.
> Again great news, you will have a lot of fun with the unit!
> Take care,
> John Hansford <kz1927@...> wrote:
> I used a sort of crane to do the moving of parts.
> A thing that lifts people into a wheelchair I
> think...I got it from somewhere for parts. HF
> was out of the engine hoist cranes and nobody
> near me rents one. I just got lucky...;)
> I looked at the Industrial Hobbies disassembly
> procedures....very similar. I also downloaded
> the similar model manual from Grizzly. Both
> very helpful to see how things fit.
> 3 bolts hold the head on. I thought it was only
> 2 for the first hour...;)
> But, a chain placed in about the middle of the
> head didn't bind into motor wires or against
> any parts of concern. It proved to be a perfect
> balance of the head with the motor still
> attached when lifted away from the column.
> scary, but it was a near perfect balance.
> The 4 bolts for the column were next. I just
> "walked" it off the pallet....took off the plastic
> top cap and used a chain to lift it and move
> it. I used an old towel wrapped under the chain
> to avoid too much scratching up.
> The bondo cracks away...but no avoiding that.
> I *was* going to remove the table, but it was
> getting late and cloudy and couldn't figure
> it out. It has roll pins locking the screw
> somewhat permanently in place. The roll
> pins need to be carefully punched out to
> get the table off. I think I found out that
> from the Industrial Hobbies site.
> So anyways....the Enco ways were in Great
> condition! Nothing like what I feared from
> weeks of homework. VERY nice enough to need
> no attention. I have to say that after those
> long hours of studying up on which mill to
> buy....I was going to go with Lathemaster...then
> Grizzly...then WT....but everyone was out!
> I'm Exceptionally pleased with the Enco.
> Aside from cleaning of a relatively small
> amount of cosmoline....mine works out of the box.
> Well fitted and smooth operation. Even tramming
> is easy.
> But it is one Heavy S.O.B.!
> Hope that's useful...;)
> --- In email@example.com, "John Hansford" <kz1927@> wrote:
> > I just got one from Enco....they have them in stock
> > and on sale. It came in Excellent condition...:)
> > It took a LOT of VERY careful work to move it
> > by myself in 3 pieces. I won't try that again...;)
> > Pictures here...
> > http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/mill_drill/photos/browse/40a7
> > John
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tim" <tmarks11@> wrote:
> > >
> > > That is great news. It sounds like it will be much less of a
> > > then I had feared.
> > >
> > > I have been hesitant to get a RF45 based upon the overall weight.
> > > While I have moved a 250# tablesaw, 200# bandsaw, and 280# jointer
> > > down to the basement by myself, the 800# shipping weight of the
> > > definitely gave me some concerns, and steered my attention to the
> > > lighter weight X3.
> > >
> > > Now I just have to decide between a Lathemaster ZAY7045FG ($200
> > > and a WTTool ZAY 7045M (90 mile drive to pickup).
> > >
> > > tim
> > > --- In email@example.com, "Alford72" <alford72@y...> wrote:
> > > > Approximate weights are:
> > > > Motor 50 pounds
> > > > Head without motor 200 pounds
> > > > Y axis saddle 50 to 75 pounds
> > > > X axis 100 to 125 pounds
> > > > Column 125 to 150 pounds
> > > > Base 75 to 100 pounds
> > >
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