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Forum topic by sawedoff posted 12-19-2012 09:55 PM 1152 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-19-2012 09:55 PM

I’m thinking about buying the Rockler all terrain mobile base for my new pm66. Right now it has a set of 52” rails but I might have to cut them down 10” (I’m hoping not). I am wondering if the all terrain base will work? Also, I am a little leary of not having a leg support out there. I don’t plan on putting anything heavy out on the end but I’m sure it’ll get used as a table a good bit.

Any suggestions? See any issues with using this setup?



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#1 posted 12-19-2012 10:21 PM

Lock your fence at the extreme position and place weight on of
next to the fence until the saw starts to get tippy. You can
bolt the saw to the mobile base but you can’t change the
physics of the cantilevered load.

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 11:26 PM

You need a set of good table supports under the extention table to the right of the saw (if you have one). If you’re working with whole or parshall sheets of plywood, you need that support. Get a set that is made for the PM66…...I’m sure PM sells them…..just like Delta sells them for their cabinet saws…..And as far as the mobile base…..the only problem with that is that you can’t put a rooling cabinet under the table for saw storage, like extra blades, wrenches, dado sets, etc…....Go to my workshop pictures, and you’ll see what I’m talking about…....Go my “home” page, and look under woodshop…...

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#3 posted 12-20-2012 10:06 AM

Thanks guys…... Rick, great looking workshop! BTW, I used to live in AR. Beautiful state!

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