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« on: October 19, 2020, 06:27:53 AM »
I ask Danny and others awhile back about a lift table to use with my planer. Now I'm finally going to have electric back to my new shed this week and plan on going ahead and getting one now. I see HF has two, a 500# and a 1000#. The 500 is for sure enough but is the table top size the same. If you are setting up an 8ft slab and want support on the bottom board you are using on the first flatting side so it does not sag how do you handle that?
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Re: lift table
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 07:53:32 AM »
I went with the bigger 1,000# one.  Before long, it will be so handy you'll be putting lots of weight on it.  I've certainly had more than 2,000 pounds on mine, no problem.  I took the handle off and just feed the hydraulic release cable under the table.  Without the handle, you have lots of open space and can load slabs and lumber in there center of the table.  

Without the handle, and with the simple hydraulic lift system, these things are extremely useful.  If you get one, before long, you will get two.    
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Re: lift table
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 08:00:03 AM »
X2 on the 1000lb one.  Just bought one last week after seeing them discussed here on the FF.  Well built.  Even after just having it around for a week I don't know how I got along without it.  BTW - the cashier at HF worked some kind of coupon magic at checkout and it ended up costing $201.xx.  Not sure how she got there, but dig around for coupons.
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Re: lift table
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 08:16:28 PM »
I got a new planer that stands much taller so I am going to have to lift my lift table. 
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Re: lift table
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 08:58:50 PM »
I have the smaller one, find a lot of uses for it in the shop.  Had not thought of it as an outfeed table.  If not tall enough, maybe build a box on top.  Also have one of their hydraulic motorcycle lift benches, put a wood top with T track on the edges, adjustable height assembly table.  
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Re: lift table
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 06:04:51 AM »
Usually wait till I have someone to help on bigger slabs especially with the mdf boards under it on first side past to level it. I could see how the mdf boards could sag under the slab on the table top being so short. Maybe place a couple 4x4s on top of table? I could see how they might get in the way. Ideas on how you would handle this???
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Re: lift table
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2020, 03:12:52 PM »
I also went with the 1000#.  I use primarily to lift and move benches around shop.  Also as height adjustable work bench.  I have only had one small ongoing issue I that the cylinder will slowly lose pressure and lower overnight if left alone.  No external fluid leak so assume internal seal has small bypass leak.  Don't think it did this originally if I remember right.  Overall they are worth the money and I am still finding new uses.
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Re: lift table
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2020, 07:04:58 PM »
I have had the 500# one and the 1000# one. The thousand pounder is a big improvement over the 500 pounder. Get the thousand pounder.

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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2020, 09:44:31 AM »
HF used to be good bout just replacing stuff.  It was taken advantage of and they are now tougher.  If it is not too old, @Downstream see if they will fix it for you or trade out a cylinder.
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Re: lift table
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2020, 09:45:59 AM »
I would like one as well   what is HF ??

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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2020, 09:48:02 AM »
Harbor Freight.  https://www.harborfreight.com/   

May be a store near you as well.

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Re: lift table
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2020, 10:00:03 AM »
I've got a table I made from a hospital gurney .It's got foot operated hydraulics .I can use it for my table saw, planer or radial arm .Auction find among other things .I have no idea what the lift capacity might be but at least a couple hundred pounds .

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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2020, 10:05:21 AM »
prob. close to 500 pounds, but most hospital stuff is way overdone due to liability, and safety.  If you can find a brand/model number it will be available.  
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Re: lift table
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2020, 10:26:07 AM »
Just went and bought a 1000# lift table from Harbor Freight for my new planer :)   
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Re: lift table
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2020, 04:10:57 AM »
So Danny if you have a warp slab do you lay it on a flat board like mdf and put shims under to keep it balance while planing first side? If you do and use the cart does the mdf sag and get out of place when planing? Also if you lay an 8ft board on the smaller table how do you keep it flat to shim up?
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Re: lift table
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2020, 06:46:36 AM »
I flatten boards on the 12" jointer unless they are too wide.  I flatten the thick wide slabs on the sawmill with a skim cut before planing.  I have tried using a sled with shims at the planer, but it is too slow and way too much work for the number of slabs that I have to process. 
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Re: lift table
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2020, 08:12:29 AM »
I use the carbide bands from WM and they flatten slabs very nicely on the sawmill, if they are too big for my jointer.  All is needed is one flat side and it can be run through the planer. 
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Re: lift table
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2020, 12:48:43 PM »
Twisted planks go back on the sawmill. My lift table is built under the floor.

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Re: lift table
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2020, 04:54:45 AM »
I use the carbide bands from WM and they flatten slabs very nicely on the sawmill, if they are too big for my jointer.  All is needed is one flat side and it can be run through the planer.
I'm using Kasco Blades 4į. I'm going to try it with them and see how they work soon. Getting another size blade I would have to get another wheel for my wm sharpener. If I go your way where do you get your wheels from?
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Re: lift table
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2020, 12:12:59 PM »
I got a new planer that stands much taller so I am going to have to lift my lift table.
I got the 1000 pound one at Northern.  I think it lifts to about 50" high.  The only down side is if you want or need it low to the floor is stops at 15" high.
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