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A very affordable, functional base with below average fit and finish

A very affordable, functional base with below average fit and finish

07-17-2017 05:04 PM by Eric Moon | 3 comments »

I recently acquired my first cabinet saw – a ~10 year old 3hp industrial SawStop. Its a heavy beast, somewhere north of 500lbs. I need to be able to move it around occasionally, so I’ve been on the hunt for a mobile base for it. I looked at the SawStop mobile base and it looked amazing, but $300+ was out of my budget, which was near empty after buying the saw. So I’d been on the lookout for a less costly mobile base. Last week, I got the weekly email from Grizzly.co...

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Good Foot Controls and Rolling Action

Good Foot Controls and Rolling Action

07-07-2017 05:10 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

I have had many different brands and types of mobile bases, everything from a Sawstop ICS base (the best one made) to Delta / Rockler corner kits, to the HTC-2000, and Portamate. The Portamate-2500 construction impressed me with its reasonably sturdy steel frame and corner brackets. The steel is a heavy gauge, and does not feel flimsy. The foot levers are steel and plenty heavy to do the job. I think I can lift my bandsaw with one toe. I would describe the lifting and rolling actions a...

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Not a HF Gem - But Adequate

Not a HF Gem - But Adequate

05-15-2017 03:06 PM by jonah | 3 comments »

I recently moved and had to leave behind three of my homemade rolling stands that previously housed my drill press, oscillating belt/spindle sander, and DW735 planer. Rather than building my own again, I decided to take a shot on a HF stand. It came out to around $20 after a 20% off coupon. The stand is actually fairly sturdy, even with the pressboard top and relatively thin steel legs and braces. It has no problem securely holding my ~90lb DW735. However, it is an absolute pain to assembl...

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Great Table even better customer service!!!

Great Table even better customer service!!!

03-22-2017 08:00 PM by Bobmedic | 18 comments »

A couple weeks ago, I ordered a Kreg Mobile Project Center on the internet. When it arrived, I opened it to find that it had been damaged due to it being assembled incorrectly. I called Kreg customer support and after a brief explanation of what had happened, they had a new table on its way to me. When the second table arrived, I noticed that it had been damaged during shipping. I sent an email to Kreg customer support explaining what had happened and what I thought the cause of it was. A few...

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Mixed Feelings

Mixed Feelings

02-24-2017 01:38 PM by Dustin | 9 comments »

So I recently order the DeWalt 734 planer and DW7350 planer stand (want to use the planer more before reviewing, but great initial impressions). I got the stand last night and began assembly, and wanted to share my thoughts. PROS:-Excellently packaged. There is no room for jostling or movement of any kind, and everything was easy to find straight out of the box.-Sturdy (...ish. more below). The stand feels substantial, all bolt holes lined up well, and it claims a max load of 300 lbs, w...

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Shop Fox Safety Issue - Be Warned

Shop Fox Safety Issue - Be Warned

12-10-2016 03:15 PM by becikeja | 14 comments »

I have a small hobby shop and like to have my tools on mobile bases. The Shop Fox Mobile base seemed well made and strong. Assembly was simple enough, and it was easy to move into place and with a simple turn of the stabilizing screws quickly became immobilized when the bandsaw was in use. I was very happy with the product. A couple of weeks ago I took on the task of cleaning the shop. Behind the Bandsaw I found a chunk of rubber. I could not figure out where it came from. Then I be...

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D.H.S. Heavy Duty Leveler Legs w/ Lock Nuts - 600 Lb each

D.H.S. Heavy Duty Leveler Legs w/ Lock Nuts - 600 Lb each

11-13-2016 04:37 AM by Holbs | 3 comments »

These leveler legs are great if you have un-even flooring or if you have to adjust height here and there. I have two cabinet saws that I’m trying to make co-planer facing each other that have to move every so often so re-adjustment will be necessary. I considered cheaper versions but thought since these are attached to 500+lb cabinet saws, I went with playing it safe.D.H.S. Heavy Duty Leveler Legs w/ Lock Nuts - 600 Lb each

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Alternative to mobile bases

Alternative to mobile bases

10-16-2016 03:30 PM by Holbs | 6 comments »

This goes hand in hand with my previous posted project about pallet bases: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/268018I had a decision to make regarding how to move around my wood working machinery in my 2 car garage workshop which includes: 15” Jet planer, 8” jointer, Powermatic 66, Delta Unisaw, and any other machinery or cabinetry that needs to be move around. I could of went for the cabinet saw mobile bases with a price tag of $500+ (which have their own drawbacks) and 2 more Lom...

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Don't buy

Don't buy

02-28-2016 01:23 PM by mrg | 8 comments »

Bought this stand the other day. Get it home take it out of the box, simple to setup. Can’t get the thing to be level when tightening the screws. The pipe shifts because it’s to small for the casting, the top base sits all wonky only has one screw to mount . Taking back, bought a Sears stand for less and works fine.

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A highly economical yet industrial strength mobile base

A highly economical yet industrial strength mobile base

11-09-2015 03:05 AM by Holbs | 6 comments »

After refurbishing my 8” GeeTech jointer, I needed a small footprint mobile base in my 2 car garage setting. While Oliver Machinery and their sister company Loma Tools (old Sunhill company) helped me with the GeeTech jointer parts, I saw some nice mobile bases on their webpage. I ordered one, it arrived this weekend, a 5 year old can put it together without instructions and now my jointer has a nice new home from the makeshift temporary base it was sitting on. This is made is Taiwan....

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