LumberJocks

sources wanted for heavy duty mobile base for 12 inch jointer

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by marc_rosen posted 10-11-2014 07:17 PM 1541 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View marc_rosen's profile

marc_rosen

79 posts in 2645 days


10-11-2014 07:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource jointer

Hey Gang,
Hope all of you are doing well. I am daydreaming about upgrading to a 12 inch jointer and its stated weight is 762 pounds. I have not seen any standard mobile bases that will accommodate this and wanted to know if anyone could recommend a source or a manufacturer. Grizzly and Powermatic do not show any mobile bases for machines larger than 8 inch. Hammer has a mobility kit for their 12 and 16 inch (636 and 800 pounds, respectively) jointer planers but I know that functions differently than a mobile base. I was merely making a weight comparison.
Years ago I thought HTC fabricated custom made bases but now it looks like they have been absorbed by Bora and have a limited product line.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Thanks, Marc

-- Windsurfing, Woodworking, Weaving, and Woodducks. "Most woodworkers are usually boring holes"


6 replies so far

View AlaskaGuy's profile

AlaskaGuy

2406 posts in 1773 days


#1 posted 10-11-2014 08:08 PM

Shop fox makes a base rated at 1300 lbs. The size may be a problem (you didn’t give any dimensions.) But you can get extension bars so you might come up with what up you need.

https://www.grizzly.com/products/Super-Heavy-Duty-Mobile-Base/D2058A

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

View Loren's profile

Loren

8303 posts in 3112 days


#2 posted 10-11-2014 09:05 PM

Some woodworkers are using this sort of caster
for things like combination machines.

I have a bunch of machines on mobile bases and
a couple of them are in the 800 lb. class and they
get really hard to push around at that weight.

If you’re going to be getting other machines
in the 800+ lb weight class you might consider
going the pallet jack route instead. My really
heavy machines (1200lb and up) are mounted
on bases with holes for my pallet jack’s forks.

View marc_rosen's profile

marc_rosen

79 posts in 2645 days


#3 posted 10-11-2014 09:10 PM

Hello AK guy,
Thank you for your suggestion and I overlooked this when I was scanning through the Grizzly site. The base dimensions for the jointer are 29×17 so it looks like the Shop Fox will adjust to that size. Thanks again for pointing this out, I’ll check with PM and Grizzly to see if they recommend going with it.
As an aside, I see you live in Eagle River. My Sister -in-Law lives in Girdwood and used to live in Anchorage. We visited her in ‘86 and I spent 10 days sailing around the Sound on their 27 foot sailboat. Wonderful place you have up there. Marc

-- Windsurfing, Woodworking, Weaving, and Woodducks. "Most woodworkers are usually boring holes"

View marc_rosen's profile

marc_rosen

79 posts in 2645 days


#4 posted 10-11-2014 09:21 PM

Hi Loren,
Thanks for your reply. That jointer will be the only very heavy piece I could get into my shop. It is a small basement shop and all of my current pieces have mobile bases. Sometimes I need to shift one tool to have good access for another and there is no room for a pallet jack to operate. My other planned upgrades (more daydreaming) come with their own mobility (built in or an accessory). Marc

-- Windsurfing, Woodworking, Weaving, and Woodducks. "Most woodworkers are usually boring holes"

View Tenfingers58's profile

Tenfingers58

96 posts in 2142 days


#5 posted 10-17-2014 03:54 AM

I put my big / heavy machines on pallets. Then I can move them around with a pallet jack. You may be able to use one of the pallet jacks with shorter forks.
Maybe you could just use the pallet jack for the jointer. Then it could have a semi-permanent home under it.

View muleskinner's profile

muleskinner

881 posts in 1900 days


#6 posted 10-17-2014 05:34 AM

I just got one of these for my planer that weighs in just north of 600 lbs.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BA283W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Rated for 1000 lbs. and the construction and material leave no doubt about that claim. Simple assembly, took me fifteen minutes to get it put together and under the planer. I was a little skeptical at the $60 price tag but it is a genuine value.

-- Visualize whirled peas

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com