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Forum topic by JustLikeJames posted 05-02-2015 08:56 PM 697 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2015 08:56 PM

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I’m about to buy a Grizzly G0690 for my small garage shop that I also share with cars. I could just get a shop fox mobile base, lots of people do and are happy. I really like the built in bases that come on some table saws better. Some of those saws are either above my price range, some are not as capable in other ways. Most of the built in bases raise up and are totally out of the equation when not in use. The saws sits on its own cabinet or legs, not on top of a mobile base. I hope that makes sense. with my current saw and base, the saw is never totally rock solid. Ever force on the table makes the base deflect a little. It’s not what I would call flimsy but it doesn’t prevent the top from wobbling a little.

Long story short, is there a mobile base lIke those I like that I can fit on a Grizzly G0690?

Thanks


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#1 posted 05-02-2015 09:51 PM

You mean something like this? If your cabinet is strong enough, I guess you could mount these to the cabinet and have the same results.

http://www.rockler.com/workbench-caster-kit-4-pack

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#2 posted 05-03-2015 12:32 AM

Yes, something like that. Although that isn’t quite as slick as how they do it with the built in caster systems. They sell a Delta saw at lowes for instance that has a very simple solution. Powermatic has some with built in wheels too. I don’t know how they do it. The ones from rockler aren’t technically rated for enough weight for a G0690 but they’d probably work. I’ll hang on to that link as a possibility.
Thanks Rayne.

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#3 posted 05-03-2015 01:43 AM

I have my 0444Z table saw on a Shop Fox mobile base. Solid as can be. I’d buy it again.
Bill

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#4 posted 05-03-2015 01:43 AM

I do have the Delta 36-725 saw from Lowes and admit I love the built in mobile base. The design of the base is quite ingenious because it’s very light, but also very sturdy. My workbench is heavier than the saw, but you’re not sacrificing much on the Delta, IMO. I can’t afford the Grizzly saw, so I went with this, something I can see, feel, and is close by for free shipping (aka me picking it up and taking it home). I have heard nothing but good things about Grizzly, but i haven’t delved much into it either due to the price range, so I can’t say much on different mobile bases available for it. Hopefully someone else will chime in to help if Rockler’s set doesn’t work out for you. Good luck!

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#5 posted 05-03-2015 01:49 AM

Thanks Bill, that makes me feel a better about the shop fox base.
Rayne, I’ve looked at the Delta for some time now. That is a great design and has great features. I may still end up with it but I want to get into cabinet saw territory if I can. The Grizzly is a lot of bang for the buck at least.

Thanks for the input.

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#6 posted 05-03-2015 03:11 AM

I have my Grizzly G0691 saw on a Shop Fox mobile base with the extension set for the longer table. Once the outriggers are set the saw is solid. I plan on ordering more Shop Fox bases for more equipment, and one thing I found out is that you can order extra swivel casters so you can have one on each corner, improving the ability to move the machine around the shop as needed. (The bases come with 2 fixed and 2 swivel casters, additional swivel casters are about $8 each)

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#7 posted 05-03-2015 03:56 AM

Copcarcollector, that’s a great tip. Sounds like I should just stick with the shop fox base. must be much higher quality than the base I’m used to.

Thanks

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#8 posted 05-12-2015 05:32 AM

Just an update on what I said above about swapping out the fixed casters for swivels. Grizzly will happily sell you extra swivel casters at about $8 each, and they DO fit the Shop Fox base, HOWEVER, they will not swivel 360 degrees. The fixed casters have two mounting positions, mounting the swivel casters in either position does not allow it to swivel all the way, they hit the frame in either direction. So you do get a little more mobility in certain directions vs having those fixed casters, but it is not 100%. Oh well.

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#9 posted 05-12-2015 05:42 AM

The Delta mobile base (50-273) will fit it – and according to the reviews on Amazon, many 690 owners claim they fit like a glove (as do Unisaw owners, and 1023 owners, and….). They are only $61 with free shipping… either from HD or Amazon. The solid welded construction makes it much more sturdy than most of the bolt together bases out there from other sources. YMMV.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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