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Sawstop PCS Mobile base #5: ok... now I am done...

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Blog entry by pneufab posted 04-13-2013 03:26 PM 2198 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After putting the saw on the base, there were two issues that I wanted to correct. Minor, but I couldn’t let them go.

1. There was a slight wobble in one of the corners. I stuck a plastic washer under the corner and that fixed it.

2. Since the clearances are pretty tight, if the saw shifts on the base about 1/4” it will hit the adjuster bolt head. Not a big deal to shove it back when I want to adjust the height, but one I wanted to address.

After over thinking for 2 days, I went the simplest route possible. 30 mins later I an say they did there job.

Quick and dirty and was not even going to take photos…

Welded on stop on the back of the machine with a piece of foam mat

Welded on a weld washer to add more to tap, tapped hole for 3/8-16 bolt

Made a few tabs with a slot. I cemented on a large (2-1/4x.125) hard rubber washer to the tabs

And to help with the wobble, I cut a Harbor freight puzzle mat to act as a base/slight cushion. It compresses quite a bit so the saw isn’t spongy or anything.

Now I can say I am done and can finally put the saw together! It rolls really nice and the few tabs are enough to keep the saw from shifting slightly. Today, assembly (finally!)



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#1 posted 04-14-2014 12:11 AM

Good idea on the mat!!

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#2 posted 08-20-2018 04:32 PM

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Would you be willing to share the dimensions/plans to this? I’m looking to do the same thing when I get my SS in a few months.

A few questions
• Do the leveling feet raise the casters off of the ground? Or how do they work? Its tough to see in the photos.
• What size are the casters?
• Did you achieve the final height of 38” that you were aiming for?

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#3 posted 08-20-2018 05:25 PM

Thanks for the comments.

I’ll take some measurements when I get home tonight and post them.

The casters are 3” The leveling feet will lift the casters off of the ground but i just use them as brakes. I’ll zip them down with an impact until they touch the floor, level it and leave it. The feet have rubber pads on the bottom so they don’t slide around on the floor.

I think on page 1 there are my initial dimensions and I should still have a sketchup file if you want it.

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#4 posted 08-20-2018 05:25 PM

Oops..I noticed the picture with the specs wasn’t posted. I did have to stretch side rails by 3/4”.

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#5 posted 08-20-2018 05:38 PM

That’s very helpful, thanks so much! That makes a lot of sense about the leveling feet – I like that idea a lot.

Did you buy the 36” model? If so, What did you do about the base of the extended wing? Did you make a separate riser for that?

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#6 posted 08-20-2018 11:22 PM

I do have the 36” model. I just cut some 1×1 steel tubing and cut the legs in half and welded in the spacer. That way I could still use the stock leg levelers without too much work. While i was at it, I welded a cross brace between the two legs as well.

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#7 posted 08-22-2018 02:45 AM

That’s a great thought. Awesome work on all of this by the way. What is the final height of the top?

Do you think you could ever post a picture of it from a few feet back? Would love to see what it looks like all finished up and at its final size.

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#8 posted 08-22-2018 11:28 AM

I realized I don’t have any pics of it from a distance. I will take a few tonight for you.

I found the receipt from the exact casters I purchased if you are interested.
https://shop.castercity.com/product-p/l3pb3x.htm

The floor is sloped but it is right on 38”depending where it is located on my floor it may vary a bit.

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#9 posted 08-23-2018 09:02 AM

Hmm…I tried flipping the pictures and no matter what I do they only load up side down. Sorry.

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#10 posted 08-23-2018 09:04 AM

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