|Review by DannyBoy||posted 10-14-2009 06:39 AM||3336 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
From the start, I needed to make sure that my saw would be movable. With a small shop, floor space is at a premium and it only makes things difficult to admit that my floor is not at all level and even.
This system took care of both of those needs. The casters are well built and work well on the uneven floor. Plus, once you are done moving the unit, you flip it down onto it’s own feet right into your floors sweet-spot.
Two bits of advice:
First, you probably won’t match have matching holes in your shop for the casters. Just realize that and drill new holes. I used a step drill bit and drilled the holes into the saw’s legs. Worked well and quickly.
Second, take a realistic view of your saws legs. If you have an older Craftsman like I do or a base with no cross bracing within 6” of the floor, then you need to put some supports in. This is an easy and quick fix that will make the base more solid and make you more confident that it won’t suddenly fall out from underneath the saw. Don’t wait. Do it.
All in all, it is a good value. Woodcraft sells them for about $45-$50 so it is less expensive than many alternative bases. Plus, I doubt you could build a much better base for that (what with caster costing $15 a piece in some cases).
*I rewrote this during the day. The original was written after midnight…
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