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    What would have been wrong with using a pair of nylon slings wrapped all the way around the slab, is my question.
    Scissors clamps are only good for strait vertical lifting and never recommended for lifting anything overhead

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    Since the scissor clamp was attached on a fork extender and it was way above the level of the balcony, why in the world would you not securely clamp the counter top to the forks and lift it into place, like a forklift is designed to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by piper184 View Post
    Since the scissor clamp was attached on a fork extender and it was way above the level of the balcony, why in the world would you not securely clamp the counter top to the forks and lift it into place, like a forklift is designed to do?
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    Yep and if you were worried about it cracking due to being flat lifted just use a wide pallet to lay it on once at window level slide it inside no harm no foul
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    Seen that happening before it started because soon as the weight came off the grips it losses its grip.

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    Definatly no forward thinking ahead there.

    What would that have cost them?
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    Been there, done similar. But the slabs I busted were 50mm granite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffle-Valve View Post
    Definatly no forward thinking ahead there.

    What would that have cost them?
    Yeah, but in their defense if there is a defense to their actions. The slab was probably transported vertically like glass would have been. They had the scissors clamp to lift it from the transport rack and may not have considered how the grab would react when laying the slab over. Either that or they had not intended to allow it to go to the horizontal position until it had been inserted through the window opening but lacked enough height to accomplish this. With just 8 to 10 more inches of lift height might have been enough to slide the countertop through the opening at only a few degrees tilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Yeah, but in their defense if there is a defense to their actions. The slab was probably transported vertically like glass would have been. They had the scissors clamp to lift it from the transport rack and may not have considered how the grab would react when laying the slab over. Either that or they had not intended to allow it to go to the horizontal position until it had been inserted through the window opening but lacked enough height to accomplish this. With just 8 to 10 more inches of lift height might have been enough to slide the countertop through the opening at only a few degrees tilt.

    Countertop positioning for cutting and moving the slabs from racks is almost done entirely by clamping the edge for speed and safety..I think that mental was carried to this job and it did not work as Frank S pointed out. Slabs are tilted by machine to do the cutting.

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    Looks like Waldo got a little excited right there at the end.



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