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Forum topic by Dogbox99 posted 06-21-2018 03:34 PM 386 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dogbox99

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06-21-2018 03:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta unisaw mobile base tablesaw

I bought a like new delta 50-2000 mobile base for the new model unisaw 36-l336, the saw with front adj wheels and 36” extended table. The base came without the hardware and foot lift, basically just the frame and back straight wheels, but i got it dirt cheap. So now i am trying to figure out what i need to do in order to use it. Don’t really want a foot lift, as i intend to add drawers under the ext table. I am planning to install 2 lockable, swivel casters to the right side of the frame. Should i also install 2 swivel casters to the frame under the right side of the unisaw for additional support or are they not really needed there? I am hoping that someone that uses this or a similiar delta mobil base could give me some advice about this. Also, it would be helpful if someone could give me the dimensions of the angle brackets that support the ext table legs. Thank you for any info that you can provide

-- Mark, W. Ky


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#1 posted 06-21-2018 08:10 PM

I have the same mobile base but use it on Model 36-957. If I remember correctly, the base has three castors (two straight and one 360 rotatable on the foot lift),when stationary or foot pedal not engaged, the table rests on the four leveling screws (https://www.ereplacementparts.com/leveling-screw-1213-p-194900.html), two on the right of the saw and two at the right of extension table, and two straight castors.

“Should i also install 2 swivel casters to the frame under the right side of the unisaw for additional support or are they not really needed there? ” I think you should, because the base is not that strong along the length and becomes flexible to the weight of my unisaw, that is the reason they have leveling screws to the right of the saw.

“Also, it would be helpful if someone could give me the dimensions of the angle brackets that support the ext table legs.” I will check that and get back to you.

I am not sure how well those casters lock down compared to the leveling screws.

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#2 posted 06-22-2018 05:02 PM

Thank you for the info. I was going to build a heavy duty mobile base for my unisaw, but bought this one for alot less than i could build one for. I had read that the delta 50-2000 base might sag a little length wise and thats why i wondered if i needed to add 2 casters under the right side of the saw for additional support. I intend to add a piece of angle across the right end of the base and attach 2 locking casters to it to support the weight of the drawers that i am building to store table saw accessories. I may add leveling screws at all 4 corners while i’m at it.

-- Mark, W. Ky

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