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G0602 UNCRATING:

I'm providing this guide for general information and for those who may have to disassemble the crate and lathe in order to move it.
Grizzly says it weighs 453 pounds, and I BELIEVE them.

Just look at the size of this crate:
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I can imagine the scene at the border when you Canadians haul one of these back from the USA:

    Border guard:" Do you have some bodies in there eh?"

    Canadian Zoner: "No Sir, and it's not a nuclear bomb either."

    Border guard: "All right then hoser, proceed on your way."

Apparantly UPS paid attention to this sign:
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Because the only damage to the outside was a loose clamp. Surely they haven't manufactured
980,000 of these.

You can see the loose clamp sticking up slightly on the far side.
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And this broken corner brace:
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Always note any crate damage on the drivers sheet. (Or you won't get reimbursed for damage inside.) 
And Grizzly says you should reject shipment if crate is broken.


The crate sits on a pallet with 3 skids on the bottom. These little HF moving dollies are maybe the
best $20 I ever spent. I rolled the crate up the ramp to my shop on them,(Well, I winched it up the ramp)
 and I can move it around easily until it's ready to go on the stand.
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OPENING CRATE:

First you have to open the coffin clamps around the top edges of the crate. Take your time with this,
as they must be bent upwards to perfectly straight. Once all of the clamps are straightened, then you
can pry up and remove the lid.
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Now go around the lid and straighten ALL of the clamps.

After all the clamps are standing straight up, you can gently pry up the lid with a screwdriver or small
pry bar.

Oh look! There's something IN there.
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And remove the lid.

Notice that the chip pan has come loose on one end:
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That's because THIS came loose during shipment:
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Looking at the inside of the crate--It is totally filled with lathe, with only an inch of space around the edges.
If you have only had mini-lathes before, you will be struck by the sheer size of this thing.
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For size comparison:
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My 7x10 fits quite comfortably across the WIDTH of the G0602:
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CRATE SIZE:

Grizzly specs claim the crate is 55 inches long, but it is actually only 49 inches long.
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By 22 1/2 inches wide:
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And 22 1/2 inches high:
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Remove the nails holding the 5 pound chip pan. You can use a claw hammer, pry
bar or (as I did) an old pair of diagonal cutters. Vise grips also work well:
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Before removing the sides, you must remove the four corner braces:
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Remove them all completely. Don't leave one side behind. They are sharp as razors.
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Now pry the front side loose:
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Pull both ends loose and set aside the side piece. Repeat with the other side:
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Pry out the end pieces and set them aside:
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You have now removed 25 pounds worth of crate lumber. Unless you WANT to
see what color your blood is, now's a good time to pull out all of those nails.
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Voila! a lathe emerges. Look at those lovely standard equipment rests. They weigh 7 pounds total:
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This tool box, which holds everything you will need to disassemble the lathe, weighs 15 pounds:
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There are also some lathe parts in there like chuck keys/teeth, a belt, handles and two dead centers.
Grizzly specs say only MT3 DC supplied. Glad to see the more important MT4 is also in there:
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The standard equipment 8 inch faceplate. This weighs 10 pounds.
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Here's a nice free 6 inch 4 jaw independant chuck. It weighs 25 pounds.
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A bolt at each end holds the lathe to the pallet. This bottom plate appears to be magnetically attracting
some iron filings. Both of these mount bolts arrived slightly loose.
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This is the headstock end, and those threads on the left are from the rear bottom motor mounting bolt.
The front bolt is just a little out of the picture on left.
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Here's the only damage I have found inside, on the tailstock end of the bed. Judging by the amount of
rust, I think it probably came from the factory this way. Grizzly CS sent some nice touch-up paint for this:
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At this point, you have lightened the total weight by 80 pounds, to about 373 pounds.

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