Mobile base for Cabinet Saw

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Forum topic by Jim Wolfe posted 04-19-2012 01:48 PM 2530 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Wolfe

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04-19-2012 01:48 PM

I’m setting up my new shop and am currently trying to decide if I put my saw (Steel City 35915, 3HP w/ 50” rails) on a mobile base.The ideal location for the saw is in the center of the building but I’ll need to move it when I bring in my truck or camper. If I plant the saw to one side, I won’t have to move it but clearance is reduced and cutting sheet goods may get awkward.

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 02:26 PM

I would put it on a mobile base. I have my Powermatic on a mobile base and its worked out great. There are all kinds of reasons to have to move the saw from time to time so that would be your best option. The only advise I could give is to be sure to get a good base that will support the weight of the saw and has locking casters. I move my saw sometimes to get large sheet goods into the shop, cleaning, maintenance etc.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 04-19-2012 02:56 PM

I got the one from Rockler on sale. It lists for $189 got it for $149. It is worth every penny (think about how long you will have it). I have a Ridgid 4511 on it and it glides. Could not recommend more highly. Goes together in about 10 minutes with eight bolts. I bought some quality stainless steel hex cap screws instead of the cheaper bolts that come with the base. Otherwise, top quality well made and engineered product. It has the large orange wheels. I have no affiliation with Rockler.

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 04:44 PM

I have my Grizz 0444Z on a Shop Fox base. Has been great, and not too expensive.


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#4 posted 04-19-2012 10:42 PM

Jim, I found this interesting and not hard to make. Just FYI

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 10:44 PM

Mobility is good.

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#6 posted 04-20-2012 06:51 PM

I use a Jet mobile base that just snaps together, no tools needed. My saw is only a 30” fence but I think they make one for a 50”.

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#7 posted 04-20-2012 09:51 PM

Another solution is a pallet jack. I use mine all the time for both
moving my saw (which is from Europe and has cutouts for
moving it with a forklift or “mini” pallet jack) and other stuff.

I also have a bunch of mobile bases but the pallet jack – once
you get used to maneuvering it – is flexible and fun to use.

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