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Forum topic by lieutenantdan posted 03-23-2012 10:40 PM 2019 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lieutenantdan

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03-23-2012 10:40 PM

I am in the process of disassembling and reassembling my 4511. I want to replace the Herc-u-lift with a mobile base unit. Anyone else using a separate mobile base with your 4511? Brand and model number? Happy with it??

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syenefarmer

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#1 posted 03-23-2012 11:01 PM

The Herc-u-Lift is a mobile base unit, what is it that you’re trying to accomplish? I have a Herc-u-Lift on my Ridgid contractor style table saw and IMO you can’t improve on it.

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#2 posted 03-23-2012 11:27 PM

Maybe the one on the R4511 is different, but that’s the one I have as well and I personally hate the thing. My concrete floors are slightly uneven and it just doesn’t work well in that context.

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Paul Stoops

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#3 posted 03-24-2012 01:58 PM

Take a look here: http://lumberjocks.com/paulnwa/blog/27119.

This mobile base was easy to build and really made the saw more stable. The extra storage is always nice, too.
If I was doing it again, I would use 4” or 5” casters.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#4 posted 03-24-2012 02:18 PM

I took off my hercuusless and had a base from an old saw that I put it onto, anything is an improvement. I see that Grizzley has some nice ones at fairly reasonable prices. Next I need to reinforce the legs somehow as it is not very solid. I like the saw but the whole base system is not so hot.

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cutmantom

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#5 posted 03-24-2012 02:26 PM

for uneven floors you will need to look into larger wheels and all the bases i can think of won’t do it, check out homemade ones

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#6 posted 05-28-2012 02:59 PM

I know this is an old thread but I remembered seeing it. I was going to replace the base on my 4511 due to the uneven floors and constantly fighting with it to get it to move. I thought I would try to add a few spacer washers between the frame and table saw legs. I added 3 medium sized spacers per leg and it seems to be enough for my situation. The table moves and locks very easily now. If your floors are worse than mine you could probably do the same thing with longer bolts and larger spacers.

I did not that the supports for the base were bent up from wrenching it around dragging it around and I also noticed that all of the wheel nuts were very loose. MIght want to check if you haven’t look in a while.

-- Jeff

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#7 posted 06-13-2012 02:38 PM

I had a request for a picture….

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#8 posted 06-13-2012 03:05 PM

Thanks for this Jeff. I’ll have to give this a try.

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