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Forum topic by Woodtwerker posted 06-02-2016 12:20 AM 848 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2016 12:20 AM

I’m looking for plans for a table saw mobile base. I like the look of the wood, however I am military and always having to move soooo, I like the metal ones for weight consideration. However they are very pricy and usually don’t allow for extra storage under the extension table. I also have uncertain space from house to house, so I like the ability to easily role (current rollers are a pita, and my father in law already ripped an extension leg off, I saved it). I have a steel city, see pic attached. I really like the ekho shop but I can’t find the plans anywhere. I also like the idea of putting drawer storage under the extension board. So what I really looking for:

Wood Mobile base plans
Ways to shave weight (using pine for certain parts and a hard wood for others)
Metal frame with that support my extension legs and can also hold weight of storage
Ekho base plans

I would appreciate any weighing in on any of the above this point I have seen a bunch of wood options just no plans, not into reinventing the wheel if someone has already made the plans.



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#1 posted 06-02-2016 12:41 AM

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#2 posted 06-02-2016 02:10 AM

Something else to consider is ground clearance. If for example you think you might roll it out of a garage into the driveway. I have a mobile base that lifts and rolls my saw great, but it literally has 1/4” of ground clearance. It lifts the saw at least an inch, but the frame of the base never moves and is very low.

Even after building a special shaped rounded ramp to get over a 1 inch step at the front of my garage, it still doesn’t work due to the way the concrete dips in that area. So I’m now looking to modify the lift to gain just a bit more ground clearance.

You obviously don’t need much ground clearance just to roll it around on a garage floor, but if you might be going over even a very small threshold, more clearance is better.

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