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Forum topic by abehil posted 05-08-2015 11:54 PM 595 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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abehil

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05-08-2015 11:54 PM

Just bought an saw on CL and I’m got a question about the mobile base that came with it.
I was trying to adjust it so it would sit level and it’s doing something odd. Sometimes when I bring it down off the wheels the saw sits stable. Other times the saw rocks corner to corner up to about 1/2”!

I tried to look up that model WoodRiver WR1500. My search returns some other models from WoodRiver and is seems like all of them have their wheels on the front and the foot pads are on the sides. That’s opposite of the one I have here.


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#1 posted 05-09-2015 12:05 AM

Have never seen that base, but are those lifting casters and operated via cams? If so, make sure the wheels point outwards when lowering as otherwise it won’t lower down all the way.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#2 posted 05-09-2015 01:58 AM

Are you raising and lowering the saw in the same location on the floor? Garage floors are not flat. There could be a hump or dip causing the wobble.

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#3 posted 05-09-2015 02:21 AM

Exact same place. Still just getting the saw checked out and was adjusting the foot pads. So up and down.

I have noticed that when lowered so that it will rest on the pads that the wheels can be loose such that they can move , or they can be stiffly held because there being still some weight on them. When they are loose, the saw will rock corner to corner. If they are held stiff (most of the weight is obviously on the pads because they keep the base from moving sideways) the saw doesn’t rock.
I don’t see the base twisting or racking. If the base is stable on the feet but the wheels are stiffly held in place, I can nudge one so that it becomes free and then the saw will rock. But I don’t see the base change shape or bend when that happens so I’m really not sure why it’s doing this.

The saw weighs 200 lbs otherwise I’d have just removed it from the base. I’m not sure how to get it out of it to examine it closer.

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#4 posted 05-09-2015 02:41 AM

With the saw lowered, there should be no weight on the casters and everything should be completely supported by the pads. If yours is still putting weight on the casters, then you need to figure out why.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: Only 200 pounds.. should be easy to get it off the base.

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

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#5 posted 05-09-2015 11:51 PM

I finally found an image for the WR1500. Someone sold one on an auction site and the picture was the box and on the box is shows the wheels in the front and pads on the side.

So I managed to suspend the TS using my old table saw on one side and my tool cart on the other side and got the base out and reassembled it using what I like to call, “the right way.” Now it’s sits very solidly and level each time I lower it.

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