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Forum topic by bonesbr549 posted 12-02-2015 11:42 PM 719 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2015 11:42 PM

Any body out there own one and put a mobile base under it? I’ve got some nice 3” lockable casters and thought I’d build a nice wide bottom base and bolt it down. I called Powermatic and they only commented that be careful as its very top heavy.

I down loaded the manual and the base 13.5” x 20.5”. I’m struggling to see what would be a safe size to make the base for stability. I will bolt it down and my material will be sturdy but that height is concerning me a tad.

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#1 posted 12-03-2015 12:22 AM

Manual for Grizzly mobile base says that in case of narrow items you should not cut the base rails to make it smaller but keep it extended.
They suggest to make a 1 1/2” plywood plate, set it into the mobile base and fasten the equipment to the plate.

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#2 posted 12-03-2015 12:24 AM

I think Woods Mag has one and it was on a Powermatic.

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#3 posted 12-03-2015 12:28 AM

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#4 posted 12-03-2015 12:35 AM

I tried it once and won’t do it again. Too dangerous.

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#5 posted 12-03-2015 12:42 AM

Thanks all and for the links. That design gets it much closer to the ground.

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#6 posted 12-03-2015 01:06 AM

I’ve used these with great success. I have one under my Grizzly table saw

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Super-Heavy-Duty-Mobile-Base/D2058A

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#7 posted 12-03-2015 02:48 AM

If you are to go with casters, you want the ones that lift completely off the ground, dropping the base to the floor. The drill press will tend to wobble slightly on casters. If you plan to clamp every project to the table it’s probably ok. Me, I’m far too lazy for that bullsh*t.

Try this mobile base and add a plywood bottom:
http://www.rockler.com/power-tool-mobile-base-hardware

Or better yet, buy this and mount it to said piece of plywood base
http://www.rockler.com/caster-only-for-mobile-base

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#8 posted 12-04-2015 04:01 AM

Some good ideas here, thanks for the posts.

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