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Forum topic by bigarm posted 01-17-2016 10:50 PM 647 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2016 10:50 PM

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#1 posted 01-17-2016 11:34 PM

I have the RICON 10-325 BS….
I would go with the HTC, with foot lock/unlock.
I have one similar to your second choice, with hand lock/unlock and would prefer the foot activated!!!
The third one? That looks difficult to maneuver in a small shop.

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#2 posted 01-18-2016 12:34 AM

I have a couple of the HTC-2000 mobile bases and they work very well and are sturdy.

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#3 posted 01-18-2016 01:13 AM

I too have the Rikon 10-325 and a mobile base very similar to the HTC. Works very well. I also use a quick connect to my dust collector so when not in use, I store my BS well out of the way.

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#4 posted 01-18-2016 01:42 AM

I actually just bolted small non-swivel casters into the holes in the base, set in the side to side direction (perpendicular to the miter slot). Allows me to pull the saw out from the wall and push it back in as needed Because they’re non-swivel, the bandsaw doesn’t move in the direction of cut even if I push hard on something (which is very rare, granted) I have a little wedge I put in front of one of the casters to make sure it doesn’t move side to side when I don’t want it to. Had this set up for many years now, they work well enough that I have moved it from house to storage to shop three times since I’ve owned it, and I just wheel it around on its little casters.

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#5 posted 01-19-2016 02:53 AM

I bought the Rockler All Terrain Mobile Base for my new Laguna 14-12 bandsaw and it works really well. I tried the three wheel base from Laguna and it seemed a little tippy, this one is very stable. I might add that the concrete in my shop is not all that smooth so I needed something that could roll over small divets.
Mike

http://www.rockler.com/rockler-all-terrain-mobile-base-holds-up-to-800-lbs

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#6 posted 01-19-2016 07:10 PM



I bought the Rockler All Terrain Mobile Base for my new Laguna 14-12 bandsaw and it works really well. I tried the three wheel base from Laguna and it seemed a little tippy, this one is very stable. I might add that the concrete in my shop is not all that smooth so I needed something that could roll over small divets.
Mike

http://www.rockler.com/rockler-all-terrain-mobile-base-holds-up-to-800-lbs

- GT350

$200 for a set of casters? That is just unreal. I personally think the HTC products at $50-$60 is unreal, though I do have 4 of them. Phew!

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#7 posted 01-19-2016 07:22 PM

The HTC has a good rep.

I’ve also used a Shop Fox D3757 and it is good for smaller footprint items like a bandsaw.

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#8 posted 01-19-2016 09:10 PM

If you need (or already bought ) wire shelves from Costco You can re-purpose the casters (or even the bottom shelf) to make a mobile base. These are rated for 800lbs all swivel, two lock.

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