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#1 posted 11-13-2017 07:42 PM

Here is how I fixed the “tipsy” tendency of my 20in DP.

  • Made sure the mobile base wheels are mounted “OUT” from the sides that are most tipsy.
  • Made the 3/4in plywood base 10in wider (5in on either side) than the foot of the DP base.
  • Bolted ply wood based to the mobile base
  • Bolted the DP to the plywood base.
  • NOTE—The DP base is still no wider than my DP table AND I have a full column of height adjustment for the DP

With both the wheels making the base wider and the wider plywood base, this thing seems impossible to tip over.

Good luck with your efforts Richard!

UPDATE: I almost forgot, I had to use my 1T hoist over my shop’s center I-Beam to assemble this and mount the head. And that was with Leslie helping me!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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