My new Baileigh WBS-14 has landed safely in my shop! I made a video and started the upload this morning as I was leaving for work, but when I got to work it looks like the upload failed Ė Iíll try again tonight and Iíll post that up as soon as youtube cooperatesÖ
Anyway, picked the bandsaw up at the FedEx terminal yesterday. Rain stopped long enough to get it loaded and get it home. Even if it was raining it was packed so well it wouldnít have been a problem. The crate arrived without any damage, and we got it loaded into my truck. The tall crate was strapped to a full size pallet which you canít see but kept it upright nicely. I strapped the bajezus out of it as itís a little top heavy but it didnít budge on the short ride home. Probably could have laid it down but they went to so much trouble to pack it upright I thought it best to keep it that way.
Once I got home I slid it off the truck with some ramps and took the tall crate off the pallet. My folks were over for dinner so my dad helped me roll this down to my shop Ė thankfully I have my shop in a walkout basement, stairs would have been tricky. With all the packaging the crate weighed 385lbs (according to fedex packing slip). Heavy but manageable with 2 people and a sturdy hand truck.
Got everything unpacked and ran out of time last night so wasnít able to do any assembly. But I must say Iím very impressed with the saw, very heavy duty with excellent fit and finish. Also looks well designed. Once I get it assembled Iíll do a video/review with all the details.
Donít mind my shop, Iím moving everything around at the moment to improve the layout Ė so itís cleaned up but a mess in terms of machines...
Thanks again to Baileigh and particularly Shane Ė very excited to have the saw and canít wait to get it put together and put it to work. Also thanks again to everyone here on the forum. Fun contest for sure!
Iíll post my ďunboxingĒ video tonight and lots more soon.