Handles?


#1

Not sure if the current design has handles or not, but I’d love for there to be a scoop along each side of the bottom to help me hold on to a Glowforge when I need to move it.


#2

It sounds like the (very expensive) injection mould has already been made, and the video we’ve seen so far doesn’t have handles on it. I agree that they’d be handy since the GF has to be lifted off of the filter in order to change the filter components, but it seems highly unlikely.


#3

at 55lbs it’s not crazy heavy but it’s a lot more than I want to lift regularly. Maybe I’ll see about a table with wheels.


#4

There is a little bit of a lip alone the bottom, so you can pretty easily get purchase to lift it off the table.

But at 3 feet wide and 9 inches deep, it would be incredibly uncomfortable to lug it around directly. I suppose you could hold it from one side so it is only 20" wide, but then it sticks out 3 feet away from your body, so you need to hold at a pretty steep angle.

Either scenario is not something I picture myself doing with a $5,0000 machine.

If it needs moved, I will be getting a cart with wheels and doing a very nervous transfer from table to cart, or I will certainly be getting a second person to help (and even then, likely only to move to a cart)


#5

We strongly recommend you use two people to move it, which makes it very easy to move.

We do not always follow our own recommendations, though, and haven’t dropped one yet. : )