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06-01-2016 05:05 AM

Would anyone have an idea what a 3hp Delta Uni saw weight might be?Thanks


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#1 posted 06-01-2016 05:17 AM

a little over 600 pounds depending on the size of the table.

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 05:21 AM

Thanks you, I’m just trying to figure out a mobile base to buy.

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#3 posted 06-01-2016 05:44 AM

The one specific for the Unisaw is only about $52 + free shipping at either Amazon or HD. And it’s a solid welded frame, not bolted together like most of the others.

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Brad

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#4 posted 06-01-2016 05:50 AM

Thanks Brad I’ll check them out.

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#5 posted 06-01-2016 10:46 AM

Highly recommend the one Brad linked. Had one for years (actually 2…the other one is under a cabinet that used to support the outfeed table), and it went with the saw when I sold it.

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#6 posted 06-01-2016 04:21 PM

Thanks guys. I really appreciate all the advice.

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#7 posted 06-01-2016 11:39 PM

The mobile base shown above, by MrUnix, looks to have two fixed and two swivel casters. I strongly recommend having all 4 casters swivel.

I have a SawStop PCS and based on recommendations I chose the ICS base not the PCS base for this reason. I have a drill press on a base like the one shown, and it’s a bit of a pain to move it around. Fortunately I don’t need to move it often.

Having all 4 casters swivel allow you to rotate the saw in place, else you have to do this awkward zigzag thing, like making a K-turn with your car when there isn’t enough room to make a U-turn. Except, you will likely have to do it several times to get the saw just where you want it.

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#8 posted 06-01-2016 11:44 PM

Thank you Clin. I think 4locking casters would be the way to go.

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#9 posted 06-01-2016 11:52 PM

The mobile base shown above, by MrUnix, looks to have two fixed and two swivel casters. I strongly recommend having all 4 casters swivel.
- clin

Two fixed and one swivel caster on a lifting bracket. Installed in the correct orientation given your work space, maneuverability is really a non-issue. If you can weld and have an old metal bed frame, you can make one for under $10:

Cheers,
Brad

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#10 posted 06-01-2016 11:56 PM



Thank you Clin. I think 4locking casters would be the way to go.

- jody495

Locking is only needed if the weight stays on the casters. In my case the base uses a hydraulic lift, When the saw is down, it rest on the floor and the weight is off the casters. So there is no reason to have locking casters.

I do like being able to just use my foot to pump the jack a few times and everything comes up off the floor and is easy to move. Press a lever with my foot and it gently lowers into position.

-- Clin

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#11 posted 06-02-2016 02:21 AM

Thanks guys, this gives me a lot to think about.A mobile base is the first step in my shop make over,then a mobile 4’ /6’ mobile out feed/ work bench with storage. Thanks again. This is a great woodworking site with a lot of nice people on it.

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