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12-03-2016 03:37 AM

I have been trying to find a mobile base that will work with the Powermatic 1000 with the 50 inch fence. I looked through the PM website and looked at various options on Amazon. Hoping someone who has one of these saws might have a suggestion that they have used. Looks like the weight of the saw is just under 400 pounds so I am hesitant on stands that have a max of 400 pounds. I did note a stand by Jet 708119 that notes a 1200 pound capacity plus there is an extension unit for the fence system. Still trying to determine is this would be a fit. Don’t anticipate moving this saw much but thought there would be value of some mobility. Any suggestions are appreciated.


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#1 posted 12-03-2016 10:01 AM

Hi Barbara. I think that is the type of saw that stays put with the fence and all. But it might be best to have a stand built out of steel tubing and plates for casters. I think the big factor for the stands they sell as far as weight capacity is the casters. They would have be strong enough to support the load and you would want steel ones so they don’t get flats on them from sitting in one place . Another consideration is the height after it is on the stand.

My 2 cents worth…...........Jim

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#2 posted 12-03-2016 12:53 PM

Thanks for the comments. I’m not planning on moving the table saw once in place…but for the “in case I need to” situation I started looking at mobile bases. I did some more digging and found the Portamate PM 3500 that seems to be build for large items. But, as you note casters could be an issue. Haven’t found one I’m totally sold on -but thought if I was going to add a base, the time to do it would be when setting the table saw up when it arrives. Thanks for the additional considerations.


Hi Barbara. I think that is the type of saw that stays put with the fence and all. But it might be best to have a stand built out of steel tubing and plates for casters. I think the big factor for the stands they sell as far as weight capacity is the casters. They would have be strong enough to support the load and you would want steel ones so they don t get flats on them from sitting in one place . Another consideration is the height after it is on the stand.

My 2 cents worth…...........Jim

- Jim Jakosh


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#3 posted 12-03-2016 02:55 PM

Grizzly has mobile bases and extension bases for long rails. Like this and this. I just put this set up under my Unisaw (500 lbs.) and now I can push it all over my shop with ease. It is customizable, you’ll need a hack saw to cut the bars to length to fit your saw. It took about a day for me to get it set up, but wasn’t overly complicated.

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#4 posted 12-03-2016 04:23 PM

Thanks for the links to Grizzly. Going to pick up a base and extension at the Springfield store later today as both are on sale. If they end up not working with the TS I’m sure I can use on another item in the shop as space will be tighter with the bigger TS.


Grizzly has mobile bases and extension bases for long rails. Like this and this. I just put this set up under my Unisaw (500 lbs.) and now I can push it all over my shop with ease. It is customizable, you ll need a hack saw to cut the bars to length to fit your saw. It took about a day for me to get it set up, but wasn t overly complicated.

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#5 posted 12-16-2016 09:38 PM

Saw arrived and have been working on the mobile base. Hope to get the saw set in place on the base this evening. Still a long way to go on setup but looking ahead to actually using the saw. I will need a dado insert and thin riving knife. I tried calling the phone number on the manual but appears there is a minimum $100 for an order from that source (which I not have so was told to check with a distributor). I have been searching and believe the Jet dado insert is a match (#708097). Could anyone that has a Powermatic 1000 confirm that? For the thin kerf riving knife I think I found a match. If that dado insert is correct, looks like I just might qualify for free shipping from Southern-tool.com (anyone have experience ordering from them?). Thanks for any insights. Hoping to get this all set up and running before the calendar reads 2017!

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#6 posted 12-16-2016 10:13 PM

I have the PM1000. I bought the Leecraft inserts for mine and they work great. You need the JT-5 for the regular insert and the JT-6 for the dado insert. They also fit the Jet XACTA saw.

Heres the link to order.
http://www.leecraftzeroclearance.com

Congrats on the new saw. I love using mine.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#7 posted 12-16-2016 10:25 PM

Thank you. That is very helpful. I have one of these for my Bosch and really like it. Didn’t even think of this as an option. Do you have a thin kerf riving knife?


I have the PM1000. I bought the Leecraft inserts for mine and they work great. You need the JT-5 for the regular insert and the JT-6 for the dado insert. They also fit the Jet XACTA saw.

Heres the link to order.
http://www.leecraftzeroclearance.com

Congrats on the new saw. I love using mine.

- Woodchuck2010


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#8 posted 12-16-2016 10:27 PM

Heres the thin kerf insert installed.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#9 posted 12-16-2016 11:15 PM

Chuck – great looking shop. Like the outfeed support table. Did you make that yourself? I have a plan downloaded from woodsmith that will be on my “to do ” list whenever I get this all setup!

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#10 posted 12-17-2016 12:14 AM


Chuck – great looking shop. Like the outfeed support table. Did you make that yourself? I have a plan downloaded from woodsmith that will be on my “to do ” list whenever I get this all setup!

- BB1

That pic is a little old. I updated the base of the outfeed table with a Kreg table. Much stronger and added storage. The top is 1 1/2” thick MDF with laminate surface.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#11 posted 12-17-2016 12:15 AM

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#12 posted 12-17-2016 02:18 AM

Thanks for sharing the pictures. The stand looks great and nice to have the adjustable height. Also, I’m always looking for more storage so like how you have added that in addition to the safety of the outfeed table.

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