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Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench (UMWB) #2: Taking the plunge - Starting the project

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Blog entry by Garry posted 10-22-2013 09:27 AM 2531 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Design Part 2 of Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench (UMWB) series Part 3: Platform and Work surface »

Actually, I started this project some weeks ago. I’ve been working on the design for a while. I recently bought a new table saw to incorporate into the UMWW. Besides wanting a decent quality saw, my requirements were 110 V and less than 15 amps so I could power it from a standard garage circuit and hybrid design with a small cabinet mounted on legs that could be removed. The candidates were the Ridgid R4512, Sears 21833 and the Grizzly GO661. The nearest HD with the Ridgid was 2 hours away and the Grizzly with shipping added was much more expensive so I chose the Sears primarily because I could get it locally. I pretty happy with it so far.

But I wanted the saw anyway, so this purchase didn’t commit me to the UMWW project. So I posted the design on LJ partly wishing someone would shoot it down. But, no, everyone was encouraging and helpful.

So last night I ordered the caster and floor locks. 6” 900 lb polyurethane casters from SES Caster Co. on Ebay (model # CR51R06SX0X.PPXMGRX) for about $13.00 each plus shipping:

And a “set of four 7-1/2 Albion LF Series floor locks from Amazon for $57.00 :

Next is updating the design for these items then actually starting on the bottom platform.

-- Garry, North Carolina woodworker and engineer - The journey you're preparing for has already begun.



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Jokker78

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#1 posted 10-22-2013 12:59 PM

I have the same saw. My only complaint is that the fence sucks.

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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#2 posted 12-29-2013 07:24 AM

I also use casters from SES. After using them, I don’t think I would use any other.

-- I can complicate anything

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#3 posted 12-29-2013 08:27 AM

I just added the saw stop fence to my saw like this and all I can say is wow, what a difference a fence makes

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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