HTC Mobile Base Hack for Jointer

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Blog entry by Randy Price posted 01-02-2017 10:38 PM 539 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a way to move my jointer from its present location at one end of my shop to the other end so it would be closer to the table saw. I also wanted a way to move it out when I need it and then move it back into a corner when not in use (I don’t use it all that much).

I had this HTC mobile base that I bought for my table saw years ago – I don’t have the saw anymore – so I wanted to use the mobile base for the jointer. the problem was that although the base would adjust to the width of the jointer it was too short lengthwise.

I lengthened it by adding a piece of plywood to each side an simply bolting the plywood in place. It took just a few minutes to do and I was able to easily move the jointer where I wanted.

On the move:

It’s new home:


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#1 posted 01-03-2017 11:21 PM

Smart reuse of the tablesaw base, and it is not like the plywood is carrying any load. All of the load is still over the metal locking corners. Just saved yourself $75 for a new base just for that joiner, all for the cost of a piece of scrap ply (and the storage space for the old base for the last couple of years :))

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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