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Forum topic by WoodNDust posted 04-23-2017 04:59 PM 419 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WoodNDust

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04-23-2017 04:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: kastforce mobile base rolling base

When I first purchased my Grizzly 1023RL table saw, I also picked up a Shop Fox mobile base. Now I’m looking at mobile bases for my jointer, drill press, and bandsaw. Seems like most every mobile base has some kind of quality control issue or is just not up to the task.

In this search, I came across a brand on Amazon that I have never seen: Kastforce. Here is the link below. I’m wondering if anyone on LJ has one of these and how well they work. Unfortunately, there are no reviews for this product on Amazon yet.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FLL5ZO8/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_4_w


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Rrrandy

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#1 posted 04-24-2017 12:44 AM

Buy one. You can return it if you don’t like it. You can also be the first to review it.

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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WoodNDust

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#2 posted 04-24-2017 12:51 AM

Rrrandy – so very true! I might just do that, though I inspected the photos of the Kastforce, which is similar to the HCT mobile bases. In some respects the HCT bases seem better, especially the rails. The HCT rails have a rolled top and bottom but the Kastforce are just flact stock with holes.

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MrUnix

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#3 posted 04-24-2017 01:13 AM

It’s really difficult to judge from the pictures, but it looks flimsy to me – particularly the screw down levelling pads that would need to lift the wheels and support the weight when stationary. Just from the design alone, I can’t imagine it being able to support 700lbs. I have a delta base for my Unisaw (fits the Grizzly 1023 and 690 as well!) that can support that much weight, but it’s made out of welded 1×2 tube, not bolted together flat stock.

How heavy are the machines you want to use it with? For something like a bandsaw or drill press, the $30 mobile base from HF would work, and you can get it from a local store which is handy if you have problems or it’s missing anything.

Of course, if you are handy and have access to bed frame angle iron, you could always make your own :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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WoodNDust

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#4 posted 04-24-2017 01:26 AM


It s really difficult to judge from the pictures, but it looks flimsy to me – particularly the screw down levelling pads that would need to lift the wheels and support the weight when stationary. Just from the design alone, I can t imagine it being able to support 700lbs. I have a delta base for my Unisaw (fits the Grizzly 1023 and 690 as well!) that can support that much weight, but it s made out of welded 1×2 tube, not bolted together flat stock.

How heavy are the machines you want to use it with? For something like a bandsaw or drill press, the $30 mobile base from HF would work, and you can get it from a local store which is handy if you have problems or it s missing anything.

Of course, if you are handy and have access to bed frame angle iron, you could always make your own :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

I have a Grizzly 1023RL table saw on a Shop Fox mobile base. I have mixed feelings about the Shop Fox. I am looking for mobile bases for a Powermatic 54HH jointer which is about 320#, for a Jet drill press which is under 200#, and a 14” Rikon bandsaw which is about 250#.

A Powermatic mobile base is very expensive, but it does have the curved front to match the jointer stand. I figure that another mobile base, such as the Shop Fox, etc., assembled to dimensions slightly larger than the jointer base and with plywood would be a more affordable option.

As for making my own, I thought about that. I weld, though I do not have a welder at home. For now, buying is a quicker and more convenient option.

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