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Forum topic by opalko posted 02-21-2018 11:48 PM 479 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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opalko

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02-21-2018 11:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: unisaw storage mobile base

I have a Delta Unisaw with 52” Biesemeyer fence and an HTC mobile base just like this one (here shown with a Jet)

The HTC base doesn’t leave me any good way to make storage underneath the right hand side of the saw and it seems like wasted space. Anyone have suggestions for swapping this out to something else or, better yet, making the one I have work? I’d like to have a small area underneath the table for things like a lunchbox planer or a Ridgid benchtop sander; tools I don’t use all the time. The storage would need to roll with the saw or roll out (I move my saw against a wall when not in use). Bonus points for help finding a router table wing to this saw, if possible to get rid of my Bosch benchtop router table. Ideas???


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#1 posted 02-21-2018 11:56 PM

HTC bases are some of the better ones. I’m
sure with some ingenuity, some lumber and
some steel angle plates you can make a platform
on top of the base that doesn’t interfere with
using it.

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#2 posted 02-22-2018 12:21 AM

Yes, i built a four drawer cabinet for the far right end, holds safety tools, blades, tendon jig, and general junk along with saw dust, lol
but its all in one place, i used to have to hunt all over the shop for stuff, now its all right there.
great saw, have had one for 30 years, and only seems to get better, or i’m getting worse.
rj in az

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#3 posted 02-22-2018 12:24 AM

Knock, can we see a pic?

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#4 posted 02-22-2018 01:26 AM

I added a roll away cart under mine. It contains all of my table saw accessories and quite a few other items. Well worth building just to have it all at hand when using the saw.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 02-22-2018 03:08 PM

Bondo, that’s great, thanks. How does it roll over that center part of the mobile base, or does it just fit up to it? Do you have a photo of the cart from the side? Cheers

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#6 posted 02-22-2018 03:17 PM

Build a base that is anchored to the mobile base with wheels the same height & build your cabinet on top of that.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#7 posted 02-22-2018 03:25 PM

Mine is similar to bondos, but its fixed, by uni saw base is a square frame, i made the cabinet small enough i could still open saw cabinet for maintenance, and i screwed cabinet to end post of saw table. 4 drawers, still need drawer faces, some day. lol

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#8 posted 02-22-2018 03:53 PM


Bondo, that s great, thanks. How does it roll over that center part of the mobile base, or does it just fit up to it? Do you have a photo of the cart from the side? Cheers

- opalko

It doesn’t, it just fits in the space between the center bar and the front of the saw. I have a box for scraps that I put on the other side of the center bar. It doesn’t show in the picture as I am doing a lot of re-arranging in my shop right now.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#9 posted 02-23-2018 06:11 PM

I have a two drawer cabinet secured under the extension and on top of the mobile base frame. It moves right along with the saw if I ever move it.

I wish I had a left tilt like Bondo, but my right tilt meant my cabinet could only be about 12” wide to still have room for motor access (52” extension table).

Either way, make use of that space! if anything, a drawer that holds tablesaw accessories is very handy.

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