Goodgawd... I don't know bout the Haas peeple with their 35 lb 4th axes, but this fadal jobby is the *heaviest* goddamm 165 # I've ever lifted--which I ain't liftin no more, what w/ neck, back 'n'all.
Now, I usually place my 4th axis (w/ snap handle) in the back/right quadrant of the table, and mostly just leave it there when I'm not using it, cuz w/ a little finagling there is usually room elsewhere for a cupla vices.
But I figgered if I got a HF cheap tawdry wench, ran her wire cable through a bitty hole up top, and mounted the wench on top, w/ her hook on the inside of the cabinet, THEN, w/ the press of a button I could raise, lower the 4th axis, and particularly conveniently, *store* the 4th axis up near the inside top of the cabinet, under wraps, and just leave it plugged in, when not in use--ie, suspended from said wench's hook.
I already have one wench, which I use therapeutically for inversion (neck/back, donchaknow...). But I've always wanted another wench on the side, and what better place to mount her than on the top of a Fadal??
Good/bad idear? Any other suggestions for hoisting that heavy-assed 4th axis?? I thought of a block/tackle arrangement, but I think that would use up too much inside cabinet vertical distance.
---------------------------- Mr. P.V.'d formerly Droll Troll