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Project by Blackie_ posted 1052 days ago 3596 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Edit

I’ve since added an out feed table to the saw along with a light.

Photos below

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.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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marter1229

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#1 posted 1052 days ago

Looks good to me. Keep us posted on how it peforms.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1052 days ago

Nice job never thought of getting rid of the bade on my band-saw for more storage. I have the same one but not a polar. Nice post and nice to see sharing which is very common on here.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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workerinwood

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#3 posted 1051 days ago

Good job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 1047 days ago

Great job!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 1035 days ago

Marter, it’s working great, I’ve since added an out feed table to the base and a light attached to the table.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 796 days ago

Hi Randy,
Great base for a great saw.Slick moving system. The addition of a light is a good move!! I had to go down in the shop and look at mine after reading this,. I have a G0555 model and it is polar white but it came with a green base with Grizzly embossed in it. I enclosed my base for dust free storage and put casters on it because I have to roll it around a lot

I have replaced the switch on my saw twice now. The first one was so hard to push OFF that I replaced it with one of their 16amp paddle switches. I also put that switch on my router station. The switch on the band saw started to hum real loud all the time so I put a 20amp paddle switch on this week. The switch on the router station just plain failed and I put a 20 amp one on there too. It might be because I run the vacuum through that switch on both of them along with the tool!! ( 11 amps on the saw and 8 amps on the vacuum) The think I found with the band saw switch is that the screws are at a 3 1/2” spacing and the new switches and most other regular switches are at a 3 1/4” spacing. I had to drill a hole in the new switch and deepen the box with a 3/4” extension to get it in.
Thanks for the post!!.........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 754 days ago

Building a table for my sears aluminum router table (old) to make it waist hieght. Was thinking that I should put bracing on legs, but I was in a hurry. Looking at this beefy, but mobile base has me thinking , “gonna do the bracing.” LOL…Thanks

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 754 days ago

Hey Jim, sorry not sure how I missed your comment here, thanks luckly I’ve not had to move mine very much but with the mobile base it moves smooth hope the casters are working for you.

Thomas let us know how the table turns out, not sure what the router weighs but the bandsaw I think is knocking on around 200 pounds again not sure but I know it’s darn heavy.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 754 days ago

Not a lot of wiieght as it is about 16×24 top., more an issue of vibration, and noise? Bracing should increase stability.

gotta do some paperwork to get paid. :-(

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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woodshaver

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#10 posted 565 days ago

Randy, I don’t know how I missed this post. Must of been having too much fun in the shop! I love what you have done with this stand. What a great idea for more storage space. I’m always looking for a place to put stuff. I think you have given me a new project to build. The mover trolley is a perfect solution also.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention!
Tony

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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