|Project by Blackie_||posted 10-13-2011 02:38 PM||6295 views||11 times favorited||10 comments|
Thanks to DragonLady with her base and leading me to the plans, using the same concept, I constructed a mobile base for my GO555P 14” Bandsaw, though this design can be implemented for any power tool if effective. The P on the end of the bandsaw model refers to Polar series only difference in the non P and this one is the color, only it’s not a true white it’s more of a shaded bone white, I already had some high gloss white thinking I was going to match the bandsaws color. The original bandsaw base parts were never taking out of their plastic shipping bags and are now stored in my shop attic. I am still in the process of assembling the saw.
Here are pictures of the build. Measurements are 24 1/2” x 17 1/2” x 24”
When not hooked up to the mover the base is resting on the wooden pads the rear wheels are off the floor, the mover is what lifts the front up thus resting on the rear wheels for moving. The mover is a 6” block with two rigid wheels on each side. I used a hole cutting bit and a chisel to cut the hole for the 1 1/4” rod. There’s a 1/4” threaded hook on the front of the block that loops into a u-bolt on the base.
I’ve since added an out feed table to the saw along with a light.
These photos below show how I constructed the light, I took the base off of a normal desk lamp and mounted the stem of the lamp to a piece of 2×4 and made so that it turns out of the way when sawing something big and also made it so that it swivels.
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