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Offline Spanky

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Propping up a machine
« on: July 08, 2016, 01:31:03 AM »
What do y'all use to prop it up to remove the legs?  Round here they use bits of wood, but I can't help thinking something there must be a more elegant and less precarious way. 


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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2016, 01:48:53 AM »
Milk crates work well when you don't have a trolley ;).

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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2016, 02:20:09 AM »
Saw Horses work well for doing stuff without its legs on also

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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2016, 09:58:00 AM »
+1 for saw horses .. thats what I always use
I need more room ! and more $$$

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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2016, 02:06:54 PM »
+1 for saw horses .. thats what I always use

You boys are doing alright for space if you have too to keep saw horses lol

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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2016, 02:07:33 PM »
I have a box I made that is on wheels, it is also my work bench but allows me to get machines out of the wagon and wheel them into the house, I can then take the legs on or off while it sits on top.
I also have draws in it for tools and parts etc, the other end has a flap that lifts up and locks into place creating a bigger work bench. Inside that end is where I keep power tools etc.

You see I do not have a shed, all my messy stuff is done outside (weather permitting) on this box the rest is done inside in my office that I have converted into a type of workshop but not practical for the painting, sanding and general timber work.

So this box is basically my workshop, trolley, storage everything!

But the saw horses are generally the best idea for quick temporary use.

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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2016, 05:55:24 PM »
Might try making one of these http://www.pinballnews.com/learn/pinballjack/

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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2016, 06:08:31 PM »
I still resort to the tortoise approach to move into position in the line up more often than not.. on all fours and lift machine to move with my back.
When putting on legs.. stand machine on its back and put front legs on.. tilt forwards and prop back up with a bar stool to add back legs.
When moving cross the garden to the shed I rope in my daughter boyfriend to lift the heavy end.. he's so keen to make a good impression that he jumps at the chance to help

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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2016, 02:16:43 PM »
I still resort to the tortoise approach to move into position in the line up more often than not.. on all fours and lift machine to move with my back.
When putting on legs.. stand machine on its back and put front legs on.. tilt forwards and prop back up with a bar stool to add back legs.
When moving cross the garden to the shed I rope in my daughter boyfriend to lift the heavy end.. he's so keen to make a good impression that he jumps at the chance to help

LOL at the daughter's boyfriend Nick . Too funny.

 
I need more room ! and more $$$

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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2016, 12:18:45 AM »
Modified old computer chairs

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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2016, 01:59:01 PM »
Cheap folding saw horses work for me.

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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2016, 05:55:57 PM »
Used wife but she's had back surgery now so have invested in a trolley  &^&
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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2016, 07:27:13 PM »
I have used saw horses before, these days my red trolley works a treat.
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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2016, 05:26:44 PM »
Here is my other trick for this! LOL WH&S nightmare!! ;)

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Re: Propping up a machine
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2016, 09:46:22 AM »
Here is my other trick for this! LOL WH&S nightmare!! ;)

Cheers: Brettski... :)



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