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Forum topic by curliejones posted 12-06-2012 10:13 PM 583 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2012 10:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mobile base router table wheels casters

A simple solution to moving lightweight tools and cabinets around is to have a dolly handy. I spent quite a bit of time trying not to buy another mobile base. The router table probably weighs under 45 lbs, but is a bit awkward to pick up compared to simply pushing it on wheels wherever I need it to go. Like most LJs, space is at a premium and there’s no money growing on my well cultivated trees. The simplicity of this is great compared to the many altenatives I pondered. The wooden rail is 3/4” SYP that is 2-1/2” wide. It’s cut to the length and drilled once on each end for fastening with a 1/4” stainless bolt. I did cut the bottom on a bevel to match the inward angle of the leg set. I get the best of both worlds here with all 4 feet planted firmly on the floor when I want to use the router table. To return it it to its mobile state, I simply pick up one end of the table and slide the dolly back under. I can dedicate the $10 dolly with 4 swivel casters to this tool, or remove it in seconds to use the tool or move something else with it. The dolly is the larger one from HF and has a decent footprint, making movement no challenge. I simply placed the router table up on some 19/32” plywood blocks and marked the legs with a pencil. The almost 5/8” is clearance enough even on my semi-rough shop floor. Now that I’ve got this working, I plan to consider the same solution when building other shop stands and cabinets. At the same height off the floor, the same dolly can be used to re-locate shop furniture when necessary. Best part, it was already hanging in the shop on a pair of nails!

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"


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#1 posted 12-07-2012 10:05 AM

Ooops! I failed to mention and , of course, there’s a mtching rail on the other pair of legs hidden from view.

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"

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