|Review by kdc68||posted 01-06-2013 11:02 PM||4402 views||0 times favorited||22 comments|
I own 4 of these bases. Obvisiously I like them and think they are a good product. They are well made and glide easily across the shop floor. Assembly with the first one was a bit confusing. But after that the other 3 were easy. I’ve read from several sources that hardware is missing (specifically not enough nuts and bolts). All four I purchased had all the necessary hardware. The misconception is people think they need to place a bolt in every hole of the four corner braces. This is not true. The corner braces are all machined the same. Bolt placement is dependant on which corner brace is used where. They are inexpensive (20% off coupon is a perk) compared to similar products.
You can configure them tight against your machinery or build it oversized for machinery with a narrow base like a drill press. See photos.
I don’t exceed the 300lb but I think they could support more than that. They are thick, heavy and finished well with decent nuts and bolts. The big knobs turn easily, steadies your machine level and doesn’t move while in use. The only downside (minor), aside from the instructions, is machining your own lumber to 1-1/4”.
Heavy duty, oversized adjustment knob, fit and finish, nicely packaged and all necessary hardware, cost
Machining the lumber, instructions could be clearer
-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once