Mobile base with casters (tablesaw)

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Forum topic by john1102 posted 12-19-2011 08:52 PM 2608 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-19-2011 08:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mobile base tablesaw

I need some mobility for some larger tools (tablesaw) specifically. I am interested in eithier building a mobile base like Don k’s (lumberjock on this forum) or The Wood Nerd’s pallet mobile base design (see website—- I already have a mini pallet jack.

Questions, those that use dual locking casters how sturdy do they make the device and how well do these work on garage floors that aren’t perfectly flat.

Which would be better from other lumberjock experiences, thanks.


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#1 posted 12-20-2011 07:21 PM

I have had a Delta table saw up on casters for years with no lock on the casters and have found the saw to be heavy enough that it took a pretty good shove to get it to move. I have sawn everything from large plywood sheets to ripping 2×4’s down the middle with no movement of the saw. Yet I can easily shift it to a different position in the shop for a specific operation with a little bump of the hip or a good pull on the rip fence bar to get it moving. When I received my new 800 pound Hammer table saw I put that too up on casters with no locks with the same results. Be sure to note the weight the caster is rated for when selecting a caster. For four casters, each caster will have to be able to take 1/4th the total weight of the saw.


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