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How to Safely Move a Lathe by Tom Lipton (Oxtools)

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Eddyde

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Good video, thanks for posting. My philosophy on moving machinery is it shouldn't take more than 2 people (though an extra hand usually welcome) and should never rely on the physical strength of those involved. i.e., if the plan is get 6 strong guys to manhandle the machine around, it's a bad plan.
 

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Not so sure about a 10EE but most lathes are way top heavy and are looking for any opportunity to fall on their face (or yours)...........Bob
 

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It was in my plans to build something like this to move mine. It would have pneumatic tires that would turn and it would be shorter. All I needed was to lift the lathe up 1-3". It would be tied off so it wouldn't swing.
Before I could build it, I had a friend with a small fork lift help out. I then easily moved it with two wheeled floor jacks.


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