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

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 08:17 AM

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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