|Project by Holbs||posted 09-18-2016 02:19 AM||1221 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
So built my first prototype pallet for my PM66 cabinet saw that would fit the forks for my new mini pallet jack. I initially wanted fork access from front/back and also access from left/right. Success! Well..50% success. I found out, when coming in from the front, the saw will tip too much to the right since I have 52” rails (#4 picture showing how bad the tilt is). This can be later nullified with legs w/casters on them. For now, coming in from the side lifts everything up straight without any fear of tipping. This works in my current shop because I plan on having both the PM66 and Unisaw side by side instead of head on. I used 3/4” ply, and raised the cabinet saw 3” high to give room for the pallet jack forks. I can now easily move this cabinet saw around when needed (which I seem to do many times).
Why a mini pallet jack instead of mobile base? Because I can build my own pallet bases for pennies with the initial cost of $250 mini pallet jack. The cost of mobile bases for all my machines would be 4x’s that. Plus, I have other uses for a pallet jack around the house. Especially when I goto auctions. After some time, will post up product review of this mini pallet jack.
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