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Forum topic by jayjay posted 1622 days ago 1811 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jayjay

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1622 days ago

Hey fellas-
I’m in the market to pick up a mobile base for my unisaw, and I’d like to get your valued opinions. I’m tired of dragging my tablesaw around my garage back and forth, so I’m going to finally break down and buy a mobile base unit for it. Anyway, I’m interested particularly in the HTC-3000, it seems to be decent for what I need it for. Do any of you have any experience with HTC products? Pros/Cons/Yay/Nay. My main concern it durability and function.

Here is a link
http://htcproductsinc.com/umb.html?keyword=htc&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

Thanks.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM


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hairy

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#1 posted 1622 days ago

I don’t know about that one, but I’m using this one:

http://lumberjocks.com/hairy/blog/11363

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

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jack1

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#2 posted 1622 days ago

They make a good unit. I have all my stationary tools that didn’t come with one (table saw, band saw, router table, joiner, scroll saw, mortiser, v drum sander…) on them. Lots of nuts and bolts and the rails are adjustable. Good stuff.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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jayjay

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#3 posted 1622 days ago

Thanks for the feedback. If this works out good, I’ll probably pick up a couple more for some other machines.

hairy,......that’s a pretty slick set up you have there.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 1622 days ago

I dont happen to have an HTC, but I have heard good things about them. Most of the mobile bases I have are Jet. I have one for my RAS that has steel corners with wood for stringers. That one works good too.
Most bases have a load weight rating so if you stay in the correct load range you should be in good shape.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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JerryS

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#5 posted 1621 days ago

I have the HTC 3000 , I got it when I bought my 18” bandsaw .The saw weights in at 450lbs . So the base is capable of holding it , however I didn’t like it . Not surefooted enough for me when down off the wheels . I recently purchased a Performax 16/32 and put it under that . I would get a base sized for your TS , if you have a woodworking store close by stop in a test drive some . I think all your questions would be answered by trying the different mobile bases out .

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Kindlingmaker

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#6 posted 1621 days ago

For the price I paid for the HTC and two other brands I will make them in the future. Not solid, too low to the floor for easy moving, flimsy at best and if they didn’t say different I would swear they were made in China. Never again…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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jack1

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#7 posted 1621 days ago

If you tighten everything, they are not flimsy and will park as solid as a tank if you adjust the stoppers correctly. I’ve made mobile bases and by the time you get good wheels, decent wood and all they time required to design, make and tweak your unit, you could’ve bought 3 HTC’s or some such product if you time is worth anything…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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559dustdesigns

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#8 posted 1621 days ago

There is one on my friends table saw that’s at my place. I give it a 4 out of ten. It does the job and has not come apart. This base has two levelers on the side that are rather flimsy and just not robust or adequate enough for my use. The rubber has come off. This universal base doesn’t fit the saw very well. It may not be for this saw. The best wheels on a table saw are those integrated into the pm2000 Powermatic cabinet saw. I wish they made a universal set like that.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 1620 days ago

I did a review on these if you care to look. I have the 3000 unit under my jointer/planer. All my other stationary equipment is using the 2000 units. Some people do not like them but I have had no problems with mine what so ever and feel they are a great unit.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Vincent Nocito

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#10 posted 1620 days ago

I use them on lighter tools (bandsaw, jointer and router table). Use a heavy duty Shopfox base for my TS. No real complaints with the HTC bases for the job that they are assigned.

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gmal1

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#11 posted 1619 days ago

I have had an HTC under my cast iron Sears TS for 10 years. Very solid, nothing ever came loose, and I can move the saw whenever I need to.

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