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Project by Triman posted 2017 days ago 2004 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve now built 3 of these with various door/drawer combinations. Not pretty, but functional! This one, showing the pull-out table was one of the better improvements. I no longer wander around in circles looking for someplace to put things down. So far, I have one each for my benchtop drill press, benchtop planer, and benchtop belt/disc sander.

Due to a small garage, I often move my tools out to the driveway, and these mobile stands make that much easier. The ability to lower or raise the stand with one foot is handy, but be forwarned, those foot levers are hard on the feet when you run into them in a dark garage!

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca www.spotofwood.com





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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 2017 days ago

Very nice. I like the 3 wheel mobile base. I have shop fox mobile bases for most of my equipment. Suggestion, don’t buy them. They don’t roll woth a darn. Thanks for sharing.

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depictureboy

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#2 posted 2017 days ago

I like these too. What brand is your mobile base?

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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Triman

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#3 posted 2017 days ago

I used the Delta 50-941 Mobile Base for all three. I got them thru Amazon. $50 each with free shipping.

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca www.spotofwood.com

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TedM

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#4 posted 2017 days ago

The pull-out table is a nice touch. Great idea!

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Bob42

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#5 posted 2017 days ago

I have the same problem with a small garage and have a similar mobile base that I got from Rockler. I love it, very stable. I will be adding more as I redo my shop. Thanks for the post.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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SteveKorz

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#6 posted 2017 days ago

I like this a lot. It looks like it could really contribute to a shop, it would sure make things easier. Great Idea…

Steve

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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John Stegall

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#7 posted 2017 days ago

I have that same planer and I need a stand like that for it, plus, I have one of those same mobile bases. I really have to get the slab done for my shop. Everything is still in storage except the Festool circular saw.

-- jstegall

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Bob Costello

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#8 posted 2014 days ago

Functionality has its own beauty. This is beautiful in that way!

-- Bob Costello

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 1951 days ago

Great idea with the shelf…thanks for posting this : )

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Hunterastin

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#10 posted 1828 days ago

i like these alot, i have a very small shop so i might have to build me something like that

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