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Mobile table saw base (Ridgid R4511)

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Project by john1102 posted 01-28-2012 04:11 AM 5256 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed an improvement to get my table saw around that was more functional for stability, mobilty, and adjustability. I took inspiration from a website called benchmark20 i believe is what it was called. I modified a few things per my preference.

In the first photo (the underside of the base I took it before I added a spacer on one side, (1/4 extra under the fixed wheels) that way when the toggle bolts are jacked up a 1/4 inch it is level. Also these bolt toggles allow adjustabilty for unlevel floors. Fixed wheels on one side, on other side swivel wheels with toggle jacks, (3 inch casters (SES EBAY CASTERS USED).

I wanted my tablesaw to be 38 inches, it is more pleaseant on my body. The side without toggles has fixed wheeles (non-swivel). Once jacked up toggles on the otherside it is very stable, won’t budge an inch. The toggle clamps are descatco 603 (600lb rating). I took grade 8 bolts and had a guy weld 3/8 inch thick by 1.25×1.25 inch steel piece to the bottom of the bolt to add more surface area for stability. Enjoy.

I used 1/4 inch angle iron to bolt to the wood and tablesaw, i am working on an upgraded dust boot for dust collection for this saw as well.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-28-2012 04:42 AM

that’s going to make things a lot better.

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#2 posted 01-28-2012 07:13 AM

I love wheels! Good job! Everything in my shop is on wheels!

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

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#3 posted 01-28-2012 01:04 PM

Nice job, I have a rigid as well and hated the lift it came with got rid of it instantly. I added a router table to the end of my saw then built a cabinet and support for the router table. Nice work on yours.

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Paul Stoops

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 11:56 PM

Nice job! That will add a lot of stability to the saw, as well as providing positive positioning when locked. I have the same saw and love it —especially after making a couple of mods: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/58567

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#5 posted 01-31-2012 02:44 AM

I’ve got the same TS. I like the mobile base but I’m curious about the fence you have is it the original?

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john1102

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#6 posted 01-31-2012 06:11 AM

The fence is original, but i added poplar to the sides.

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