|Forum topic by afnid||posted 08-04-2010 02:06 AM||6463 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-04-2010 02:06 AM
I am anxious to get this figured out since the only way this is going to fit into my garage is to get enough mobile velocity so that it can make it’s own space!
I just bought an old Powermatic table saw and need a mobile base for it.
It is a pretty old one with an open bottom on the cabinet and the extended fence.
I found the Powermatic 2042335 base on Amazon:
But when I read the instruction manual from Powermatic they list the following part:
2042342 Mobile Base for Model 66, 10” Table Saw open stand
Can’t find any place that sells that part number, so maybe is discontinued.
My questions/concerns are:
1. Will the newer base work with the older saw without modifications?
2. I am guessing I would just drop a piece of plywood into the base before the saw to close off the bottom?
3. The dust collection connector is pretty close to the ground so may require a few spacers to reduce the depth of the base?
4. I read Amazon reviews saying the Powermatic base is heavier duty than some of the others, is this the best base to go with? What about htc or jet?