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#1 posted 892 days ago

Hairy, do you find that the wheel locks on the base for your Unisaw hold stong? The saw doesn’t move or want to shimmy at all if the swiveling wheels have a side load on them? (Not sure why I’d put a side load on the saw while feeding wood through it but just curious about the engineering.)

Lumber2Sawdust – Thanks for the feedback. Good advice to install while on it’s side. I got a chance to go to a SS distributor today and was able to look at both bases. I see how the integrated base is, well, integrated. The wheels look plenty large for small obstacles. (Hopefully my going over threshold days are over now . . . <fingers>) The industrial base is something else. It’s got a hydraulic jack like action where you pump the stand up with a few steps of your foot and a very smooth, slow release back down when you step on the release lever. Very nice but about $100 bucks more than the integrated base . . . and it’s not included in the promotion. <sigh>

Ahh, to have a shop where the saw has plenty of room to walk all the way around and never needs to be moved.

-- Somewhere in this piece of wood is a finished project covered in sawdust.


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