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Review by sawdustroad posted 2257 days ago 2121 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I must admit, I know very few mobile bases that are actually worth much, and this one is no exception. The brakes have no chance of holding against a load; The entire setup is very unstable, everything wobbles; Universal = Universal from 24×24 to 36×36

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#1 posted 2257 days ago

Good warning.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2257 days ago

Thanks for the review. There are many of us either using or planning to but mobile bases. Getting a heads up on one like this is wonderful.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 2256 days ago

I have the Shop Fox mobile base for my table saw. No brakes on this machine. Instead you have to screw down two posts/pads that lift the wheels on one side off the floor. This base is solid as a rock once the wheels are off the floor.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#4 posted 2256 days ago

I have to fight those Shop Fox mobile bases myself Iowa, in my opinion they are a joke. I have those bases under a cabinet saw, planer, and band saw. Equipment by the same name I might add. I thought by getting the bases from the same company they would work well together. WRONG. Glad I dont own any of it. LOL
I know the base for the planer just wont take the weight of the planer. The screws are to small and I dont believe they are above a grade 4-5.

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#5 posted 2256 days ago

I do admit that the HTC I have on my jointer is by far the best in the shop. I’m not sure why I didn’t go with one for this, guess I didn’t run across one that supported the extension, and thought I’d try Jet. Oh well…

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#6 posted 2255 days ago

I’ll second this one. Put one one my table saw a couple of days ago. It is going back to the vendor…too squishy with the way the built the front wheels as outriggers. Thumbs down.

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#7 posted 2252 days ago

Thanks for the heads up.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#8 posted 2252 days ago

Nothing worse than a wobble in the table saw. I made my own mobile base, wood frame with mini rollers.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 2251 days ago

Thanks for the review …..I do not have a large tablesaw ..I have the BOSCH TS2000 and bought it for its fold up ability, so i can gain room in my garage …

The tools i do have that have mobile bases ….i.e Jet BandSaw and Jet Drill Press both have JET HTC mobile bases …I believe these bases have the smallest footprint which is a very nice feature. and of course a bandsaw and or drill press do not need the same braking that a table saw would ..and the HTC Mobile bases employ the screw down base/brake/stop…If i was planning on getting a larger mobile table saw …Tho bad news ….This is a great warning about a product that this user has found to be ineffective …and on this one review ..i would not buy that product …

thanks so much

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#10 posted 2251 days ago

Grumpy …..I am sure we all would love to see pix of the mobile base you created …...Wouldn’t we fellow LJ’s

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#11 posted 2251 days ago

OK Gator, will do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 2251 days ago

Here are the pics Gator. The 3X2 bolted to the side is there so I can lift the Tablesaw with a trolley jack & prop it high enough to put the stand under.
TableSaw Base-01
The stand is MDF with a 2X1 frame under to support the rollers. A roller is screwed to each corner, they are not very big & do not affect stability. an old achitrave skirts the frame.
Rollers
I found I needed a separate prop support at the other end of the machine for stability. This was needed with or without the base. I don’t move the T/s very far but the mobility allows me to turn the machine around when I need to cut long lengthe of timber.
I used a similar technique under the lathe & it works well & it is a heavy machine.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 2244 days ago

Grumpy

I finally read that you have a mobile lathe also with your own created base …..could you or do you have pix of that mobile base for your lathe …I would love to see that …I am wanting a lathe and i have to have it mobile.
Dang every day my garage gets smaller. And i just bought a new truck so you know i dont want to leave my truck out in the element tooo often …
Yes love to see your lathe stand w/mini rollers ….

thanks so much ..

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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