Heavy Duty Mobile Base for Hammer A3-41

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Forum topic by SeventyFix posted 12-01-2015 07:11 PM 1015 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2015 07:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer jointer question

I recently bought a combination jointer/planer machine.
(Hammer A3-41).
The footprint is 23” x 27” which exceeds the size of the SawStop industrial mobile base (my first choice).
The machine weighs 900 pounds.

I could buy the mobility kit from Hammer.
But what are you guys using?
I like the features of the SawStop industrial mobile base (full 360 degree swivel, the tool rests on the ground when “parked”, hydraulic jack lifts the tool).

Ideas/suggestions/what you’re doing in your shop would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 12-01-2015 07:33 PM

thats a heavy machine to make mobile but check out the rockler all terraine mobile base ive put that on all my machines.i have a big delta planer that i could hardly move on the old base with this one i can push it around with one finger its the best base i ever bought.rockler does only rate it at 800 lbs though so it may not handle it so you may want to consult them first good luck.

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#2 posted 12-01-2015 07:44 PM

I’m pretty sure that Hammer has a “mobility package” that they sell specifically for those machines. Otherwise, I think your best bet is to find a welder in your area and make a custom one. If you design it and just have the welder make it, it should come out relatively cheap.

Also, that is an awesome machine. Well done, sir.

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 08:05 PM

I have Hammer’s mobility kit on my A3-30. It works well but it is a bit awkward in that it rolls the “wrong” way, at right angles to the machine’s long axis.

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#4 posted 12-01-2015 08:36 PM

I will pick this machine up at the Felder location in Dallas. They have forklifts. I’d like them to place the machine on a waiting mobile base. That way I can roll it off the loading dock and onto the truck. When I get home, I will roll it onto the lift gate and into my garage. 900 pounds is a bit daunting. I like the idea of the Rockler base – I was unfamiliar with it and may use it for other applications. Thank you. Being rated at 800 pounds is a problem. Without accessories, the tool weighs 920 pounds. Add accessories, and a heavy workpiece being put through the machine and I could see it reaching 1,000 pounds. That’s too far over the 800 pound limit.

Correct. That’s my issue with the base. I like the 360 nature of the SawStop industrial base. But it’s too small. It is, however, rated for 1,000 pounds.

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#5 posted 12-01-2015 08:41 PM

I would have thought that there was some kind of super duper industrial version of this. Maybe large businesses either (a) set the machines down and don’t move them or (b) mount them to pallets and move them with a forklift.’

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#6 posted 12-01-2015 09:37 PM

Check this out:

Shop Fox G7315Z – Super Heavy-Duty Mobile Base
Adjusts from 18-1/2” x 24-1/2” to 28-1/2” x 33-1/2”
1300 lb. Capacity
Weighs 39 lbs.

From the good folks at Grizzly. This just might be the ticket.

Do I need to get a metal plate to fit into the bottom of this mobile base (to sit the tool on)? I normally use a piece of plywood. But is plywood going to support 1,000 pounds? Seems iffy!

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