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Mobile Base for SawStop, but it's not wood

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Project by Rob Drown posted 2436 days ago 6211 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a mobile base for my SawStop. It is a 3hp single phase. Boy are they heavy. Ii weighs over 500#. The Moble Base has 4”by2” Casters. The frame is 2×2x3/16 angle iron.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真





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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 2436 days ago

Nice, how do you like the tool?

-- Bob A in NJ

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Karson

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#2 posted 2436 days ago

Nice base is it welded or bolted together. I bought my bases. I haven’t found a good supply of used steel or aluminum or brass in Delaware. I miss going by the junk yard on the way home from work.

Excuse me Salvage yard, I actually got locked inside the fence one time. I was in the yard when they went to lunch and I was locked in. After a couple of hours I was going to start up the dozer and take out the fence.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mot

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#3 posted 2436 days ago

It looks like it gets the job done. How did you get it on the base with that heft? Friendly neighbors?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Rob Drown

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#4 posted 2436 days ago

It is an amazing saw. I have the 3hp i phase. I have been using the SS blade which is narrow kerf building a chest of drawers/tool box from pacific maple and it just never slows down and is very very smooth. All the adjustments are very soild.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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Rob Drown

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#5 posted 2436 days ago

It is all welded. It took four guys in the neighborhood to lift it out of my pu and directly onto the base.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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Muzhik

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#6 posted 2436 days ago

Do you have to remove the riving knife to use that narrrow kerf blade? Do they offer a narrow riving knife to work w/ such a blade?

The mobile base looks great. Are any of those locking casters, or does the sheer mass of the saw keep it from moving around when you’re working?

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Rob Drown

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#7 posted 2436 days ago

Thr riving knife matches the narrow blade perfectly. The right side of the knife exactly matches the right side of the blade. It would seam that with a wide blade and the fence on the left side, that the knife would not do much good. I’ll check that out. The casters are all non locking (had them on hand) but it hasnt been a problem. I would prefer narrower casters because they track easier and two with brakes.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 2436 days ago

Nice piece of machinery. Looks like the McDaddy of saws.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Brad_Nailor

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#9 posted 2436 days ago

Sweet looking saw…I wish I had the dough for the extra piece of mind the Sawstop gives you..and the bonus is it’s a damn nice saw as well!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 2435 days ago

Yeah, I agree with David. Every time I use my table saw, I stop to remind myself that my other favorite hobby is playing piano. This always makes me just a bit more careful. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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gbvinc

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#11 posted 2435 days ago

Nice base! Are there no locking wheels?

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Rob Drown

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#12 posted 2435 days ago

no locks, it is just heavy. The shipping weight on the crate was 647#, That didn’t include the rip fence, rip fence mounting angles or the extension table. Seriously. It took four guys to lift the bare saw. I have been ripping a bunch of 4/4 maple and it never moved so ? ? ? If it becomes a problem, I’ll change out the front casters.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 2169 days ago

Great job on the mobile base construction….any new projects to share with us ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Rob Drown

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#14 posted 2169 days ago

Well the chest/tool box is part of the runout table and that is all finished so I need to get pictures. Actually fits together.

THANK YOU!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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