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KevinVan

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1716 days ago

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I’m just about ready to order a G0690 and need to have a mobile base for it.
Grizzly recommends the Shop Fox G7314 that is rated at 700 lbs. which is just over the weight of the machine. The reviews of this base are poor and I would like to find or build something better.

Does anyone know of a better base for this saw? The cabinet is 20” x 20”.
I’m not opposed of making one too. Is there a simple design out there?
I’ve searched and I’m not sure what to do.

Thanks, Kevin

-- ALS IK KAN “to the best of my ability,”


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RedShirt013

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#1 posted 1715 days ago

If you have a smooth floor and a decent compressor, I’ve heard good things about General’s mobile base. Lets you move your tool around like air hockey

-- Ed

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reggiek

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#2 posted 1715 days ago

I have the grizzly G0691 (same model with the longer rails) and put it on a G7315z mobile base and it has worked pretty good so far….I swapped out the “adjustible” feet on the extension table with locking casters(I got at my local hardware store)...instead of getting an extension (I had read alot of bad press about the extension kit for the roller base)....it rolls quite well (believe me I need it in my shop)....as long as I don’t forget to unlock the legs…...

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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hairy

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#3 posted 1715 days ago

I don’t know about the exact base you’re referring to, but I have 2 shop fox bases, and won’t be getting anymore. I’m using this:

http://lumberjocks.com/hairy/blog

It’s kinda pricey, but worth it.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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reggiek

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#4 posted 1715 days ago

I just checked out your blog Hairy….wow…now thats innovation….when I put my saw on the base…I used an engine puller with two cables wrapped under the saw table (I liked your beam support idea and will incorporate that if I ever have to do it again)....the come along was cabled to the beam in my shop…..once i lifted the saw…I put jack stands under it…until I was ready with the base….then I lifted it up…withdrew the jackstands and lowered it onto the base….I was curious about the base you are using…so far the grizzly base is doing ok….but my shop floor was badly finished (I think the guy poured the floor as an afterthought…and then used matts for the horses….so between the bad finish and the horses the floor is jacked) I have thought about using leveler…or there is an epoxy treatment I have seen that does the same but they are expensive) My grizzly cart sticks and stops alot when rolling it …..Have you had any chance to see how well that base does on rough flooring? If it does better then what I have…I might switch as it would be cheaper then laying up a new floor….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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hairy

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#5 posted 1715 days ago

My floor slopes to the door, but it’s smooth. It rolls real easy.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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