My new Steel City Helical head Planer is on the way…unfortunately, I waited too long to place the order and it wont be here till Monday. But, that leaves me plenty of time to build a stand for it. I was going to put it on the furniture dolly my borrowed planer lived on, but I would rather have it bolted to a wheeled stand I can just move into position and plug it in to power and dust collection. I considered buying one…ya, for about ten seconds! I designed this stand based on the outfeed table I built…all plywood, topped with hardboard. I am hoping I have enough scrap so I don’t have to purchase anything. here are my Sketchup designs for it..
I left the bracing under the top..I had considered leaving it out…but this planer is pretty heavy..the shipping weight is 90Lbs! I changed the bottom to a shelf/flat bottom rather than blocks..it’s sturdier, and will resist racking, and it’s alot easier to mount the wheels.