222Re: [mill_drill] My RF30 is supposed to arrive tomorrow....
- May 5, 2001I had the machine shipped to the truck terminal where they loaded it onto my
half tom pick-up. At home, I used an engine lift with spreaders to lift the
crate, drove the truck out from under and set the crate on the screened
porch. I removed the motor from the head, the head from the column, the
tables from the base.(Miami is warm all the time) Then, using the engine
lift I put the base-colum assembly on the table in the shop. This required
making a lift block and ring that fit in the base so no twisting was applied
to the column. With help, I then lifted the head onto the column. The rest
was easy. It took about a week of part time, after-work, effort. Part of the
fun experience and well worth the opportunity to libricate everything.
This stuff is heavy. don't stand under any of it and be careful about the
strength of eye-bolts and other fixtures you fabricate. Use good strong LOAD
RATED chain. You don't want a cheap bent eye-bolt opening as you apply lift.
Use solid, forged accessories to do the job.
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