I am looking at moving from California to Virginia, and need assistance on how to get my large stationary machines moved. I have a Mini Max sliding table saw, which even if I remove the wings the main unit weighs more than 700 lbs. It took a forlklift to position it in my garage.
This piece is the heaviest unit, but I also have a mini max bandsaw which is tall and heavy, I think its about 300-400 lbs. Then of course I have the other standard stuff. Powermatic shaper, powermatic planer, a jointer, a smaller Jet saw (this one is about 300 lbs I think)
Can someone recommend how I would get these moved? When I bought the Mini max equipment, it came crated, so perhaps I need to crate them again?
I dont think a furniture mover would be able to safely move this equipment, since none would be items they can simply pick up.
Mini Max recommended to find a company who will leave the container at my location and allow me to store, (in which case I’d need to rent a forklift), then I would be responsible to get the machinery in it, and after they drive it to my new location, I’d be responsible to unpack them.
I dont know if this is realistic for me since I really dont have anyone to help, and cannot even push these pieces unless they have wheels.
Has anyone used a company to move their shop? If so what kind of company does this?