I was very happy when I was told this would be coming FedEx. They have always done a better than average job around here. I ordered last Wednesday and it arrived an hour ago. The FedEx guy backed his tractor-trailer right up into my little suburban driveway. The lift gate was literally extended into my shop when he let it down.
I suckered my boss into hanging out for a couple hours to help me muscle the box around. Between the three of us (and with the driver's fancy back-in job) we only had to nudge it a few feet.
The box for the base had a snag in the cardboard on top but the Styrofoam underneath was not damaged. The wooden crate holding the jointer looked fine. I pulled the top off to inspect it before the driver left so I’m as sure as I can be at this point that all is well.
I peeled the plastic back and got a shot for all us picture-lovers:
I'll follow the advice of the many owners who have posted; link belt, fix the dust chute, etc. I hope to let you know how it cuts in a couple days.
Last edited by glenn bradley; 05-13-2008 at 03:06 AM.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke