|Forum topic by M_Dominic||posted 12-27-2012 05:13 PM||1312 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
12-27-2012 05:13 PM
I decided to signup for this site based on the excellent discussions I have read. I hope my first post is as fruitful.
I have been fortunate enough to be able to put together my dream workshop, all Powermatic tools: PM2000 table saw, PM1800 bandsaw, 209-1 planer, 60HH jointer, 3520B lathe, PM1300TX dust collector with canister and PM1200 air cleaner. I got a good deal on pricing and shipping with tailgate delivery thrown in. But, I’ll be the first to admit this is a splurge.
I know each tool would likely get alternate recommendations from many, but but I have used their lathe and loved it, I have also used the PM2000 and really liked that. I will now have access to a reasonable supply of rough lumber and therefore went with the 20” planer and PM1800 and 8” jointer with helical head.
I still have quite a lot to get setup, first is dust collection -that’s a separate post.
My question here is about putting the massive PM1800 on a mobile base. I saw a post by Pete Perello with a picture of his custom base. That looked great.
My shop is smaller than ideal for all that equipment but workable, in part because of the mobility of most of the tools. The 18” bandsaw is not mobile though. Given that I plan to do a fair bit of resawing, and on 8’-ish boards, I need to be able to put the saw more central in the shop, but would like to slide it off to a side when not used.
I’d really love to get advice, recommendations and a source for a good based that adds minimally to the height.
-- Dominic Ryan