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Forum topic by ElTimN posted 01-16-2010 07:55 PM 1784 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2010 07:55 PM

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I need some advice regarding a mobile base. This is my first time using one.

I have a Jet Proshop and have added a mobile base to it. The base is the one from rockler with the wood “connectors”. As you can see in the photo, the feet hang off the end of the base platform.
Mobile base closeup

Should I worry about this or will it be fine?

Would a different mobile base be better suited to this saw?

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#1 posted 01-16-2010 09:17 PM

As long as you do not have any movement in the legs it is not going anywhere. If you wanted to correct this you could put a piece of plywood in there for support.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 01-16-2010 09:27 PM

I agree with Scott. Just cut a rectangle of 3/4” ply and fill the base with it. Although looking at it, as long as every corner is that tight, it doesn’t look like it’d be a problem.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#3 posted 01-16-2010 09:34 PM

You could cut a piece of 3/4 pine plywood the same size as the inside of the entire base and lay it in there, them put the saw on top of it.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 01-16-2010 09:44 PM

I agree with all the rest, but I have run into the same problem and have had the piece of wood or plywood slipout due to vibration. Solved the problem by putting a small dab of construction adhesive between the plywwod and that corner plate. Now no slippage.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#5 posted 01-17-2010 01:58 PM

Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I’m going to go ahead and put a piece of plywood in the base.

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#6 posted 01-18-2010 07:07 AM

Why not see what Rockler recommends? They sell the saw and the base and must have run into this situation before.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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