Given the weight of the GlowForge, is it a back threatening action to lift the machine straight out of the box ?
Or is it possible to remove the box in pieces from around it, and still have a re-usable box ?
I’m thinking of having the box wheeled onto the bench at the back of the garage on delivery, but then how do I unpack it on my own ?
Do not try and lift it yourself if at all possible. I am not that big of a person and I have lifted one (don’t tell anyone) but it was very awkward. Not so heavy really, just big and hard to hang onto safely. Get help, if only for a minute.
To be honest when the first PRU arrived, nobody was home, and there was NO WAY I was going to sit idle looking at boxes. So used a furniture dolly to get it to the family room, and I lifted it carefully up onto the stand. Wasn’t back breaking, but sure as heck was awkward. is it way, way easier with a second person. Absolutely. If you are lifting it to a very high counter probably really need someone. If you are doing it low, one person could do it (since I did). But it is a very, very expensive object, so 2 gives a way wider margin of safety.
Agreed. I’m 5’ 3" and not especially buff, but I was still able to lift the box easily enough. I chose to wait till hubs got home so that he could help me with it, since we have a quirky flight of stairs to navigate and the size is bulky. Just felt safer to set it up when I had a second set of hands available.
I’m 6’5" and lift all day at work. It’s not the weight that gets you is the awkward size of the box. The glowforge I held in one hand like a server tray while I moved something off the desk but I struggled getting the box upstairs alone