|Forum topic by AviatorDave||posted 03-16-2012 09:28 AM||1073 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-16-2012 09:28 AM
I’m new to LJ and I’ve been researching table saws like crazy. I’m going to be buying one soon and have REALLY appreciated all of the great comments people have made here in the forums. LJ is a fantastic resource. I have a question for the Sawstop owners out there . . . (or anybody else who would like to comment for that matter) I think I’m leaning towards an SS Professional cabinet saw and I’m curious about the differences between the mobile base options that are offered for it. They offer an integrated mobile base and an industrial mobile base. I’m guessing that the industrial is beefier but want to know if the integrated works just fine or if there’s a preference out there. I’m not beyond making my own base or buying some kind of aftermarket one as well but my main curiosity is about the options from SS directly. I scanned through the 10 pages of topics that covered “Bases” but must admit that I just skimmed the titles looking for this topic specifically. My apologies if I’ve brought up a topic that already exists.
My workshop is in a state of flux right now and I’ll be parking the saw in a garage and moving it around for use/storage. My current saw is an older Craftsman that has a cheapo base that I worry about breaking every time I raise it. It also has lousy ground clearance when raised. Most of my other tools have wheels as well and the ones I find most irritating are the non integrated ones that cause problems when I have to move a tool over a threshold when I tilt the tool and the base comes away from it. I know, I know . . . stop moving your tools over thresholds . . . Soon, the dream workshop will be built and I won’t worry about moving tools. For now, however, I must endure moving them. (Going over thresholds was the result of moving to new houses. I’ve had to move my workshop between three houses now. What a pain! Wheels make life so much easier! Hopefully this is the last house!)
Your input is appreciated!
-- Somewhere in this piece of wood is a finished project covered in sawdust.