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Sawstop PCS Mobile base #4: Finished....for now.....:)

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Blog entry by pneufab posted 372 days ago 1105 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Fixing an Oops, level feet and caster mounts. Part 4 of Sawstop PCS Mobile base series Part 5: ok... now I am done... »

I was able to finish it up today and with the help of my brother, get the saw lifted into place. Overall I am happy with how it turned out.

I assume from the number of views but lack of posts, most people like looking at pictures and not reading (me too!) so here are some pics. Let me know if you have any questions.

The only thing I still need to make a stop to keep the saw from shifting front to back (side to side is locked in) and get some longer bolts for the leveling feet.

Thanks for looking!

Caster mount smoothed out

Welded on

I had these tabs laying around and worked perfectly to cap the feet mounts and add a bit more thread for the leveling feet.

Painted (3 coats of Zero Rust)


Completed






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AgentTwitch

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#1 posted 372 days ago

That turned out great! Top notch fit and finish on the table saw’s mobile base.

-- Regards, Norm

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pneufab

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#2 posted 372 days ago

Thanks for the compliments!!

:)

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stefang

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#3 posted 372 days ago

Wow. Very professional work on the mobile base.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 372 days ago

nice work.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Green_Hornut

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#5 posted 372 days ago

Very nice base. Very professional looking. It’s what SawStop should have made. I have the SS mobile base and don’t like that fact that I have to “drive” the unit into place each time I move it. My shop is on the small size and rolling my saw to the middle of the shop and back when done is always a pain compared to my old saw which had casters all the way around. It sure makes life easier. Hey, if I threw a $100 your way would you make me one too? ;-)

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pneufab

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#6 posted 372 days ago

As much as I enjoyed building it, I am not sure I could duplicate it for the $100 if I had to purchase all the steel (I used what I had on hand, which exception of the $6 I spent on the tubing for the “feet”).. besides, it would probably cost at least that to ship this sucker!! It is pretty heavy! :) If I was to buy the materials from scratch, I would not use as heavy of materials though.

Thanks!!

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masterwacker

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#7 posted 4 days ago

I like your idea for the leveling feet. Keeping it simple. I am going to borrow this on my setup as this will enable me to level and support my setup easier since I am going to be making mine full width to put cabinets under my right wing. We have the same idea about a slide in section for the saw too. I will be using 2×2 square tubing and 2×3 rectangular tubing on mine.
- What did you use for the base of the bolt that contacts the floor?

Thanks for posting this.

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pneufab

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#8 posted 4 days ago

Master – Thanks.

I used something like this with rubber pads on the bottom, I got from McMaster.

http://www.ganter-griff.com/web/GanCipImages/630e53d2-38f8-495f-96df-b8eb02156650/Levelling-feet-with-female-thread-GN-343.7.jpg

The rubber wasn’t glued on very well and already shifted on the feet. I found some larger diameter replacements, but can’t remember from where… haha

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