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Posted on Moving the Hog, or, Which base is better?

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 02:12 PM

I just got my new SS set up last weekend. You are probably aware, but they have a special offer going on right now where you can get a free mobile base through SS when you buy a new saw.

I got their “regular” base, not the industrial and I don’t know why you would need anything else. It is easy to install (before you stand the saw up) and operates with 2 pedals – one to put it up on wheels, the other to put it back down. They are 3” casters and they roll pretty smoothly. I have the expansion gaps in the concrete floor of my garage and it rolls over them fairly well. I suspect you might have to lift each end a little as you go over a threshold, but I don’t think it will give you too much trouble.

Something to think about for installing the mobile base: I bought my SS at Woodcraft. One of the guys there told me that it is way easier to install the mobile base when it is laying on its side. The saw is actually laying on it side when shipped. It was hard to do, but I left the whole thing packaged in the boxes until the mobile base arrived. (You have to submit a form to SS, and they send you the mobile base) It was really easy to set up that way. Since I didn’t have a burning need to cut something right away I was able to be patient and it was worth it. I know there was an section in the instructions for installing the base if you already stood the saw up, but I skipped that part so I don’t know how involved that would be.

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