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Old 02-17-2009, 09:17 PM
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Default Mobile base for table saw

OK, no welding involved and it's even for woodworking equipment. Heck, I can't even say it was an original design.

But what the heck. I'm gonna post it anyway.

I'm trying to put everything on wheels or at least movable with a pallet jack. This old table saw originally had wheels when I got it but it was only movable by someone much taller than I. It also require lifting one side and pushing it around wheelbarrow style. Not to my liking. I came across a few designs on the web and liked this one.


I used some scrap 2x4 and OSB, 4 casters, 4 hinges, screws, and a couple of scrap pieces of EMT.

Just push the pieces of EMT down one at a time and latch them under the center piece. The leverage makes it easy to do and the wheels give adequate clearance for a relatively clean floor. When you're where you want to be, pop the pipes back out of the holder and the wheels raise back up.

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2. Detail of rolling position
3. Stationary position
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:45 PM
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Neat idea, and good job. Thanks for posting.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:35 PM
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Very clever!

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Old 02-17-2009, 10:44 PM
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Great idea! My tablesaw is already on a mobile base but I have saved your pictures to my "Tool Projects" folder for future use. Thanks for the post!
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OOHH a needer and keeper!
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:26 AM
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Great idea.
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Thanks guys. I'm glad to finally be getting to a point where I can actually make contributions here.
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Nice job there, Terry.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:35 AM
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I like it....simple and effective!
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:48 AM
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Good Idea, is the bottom screwed or nailed together? Now you need a chute to divert the sawdust out from under the saw so you don't have to clean around the wheels. I'd have the wheels covered in no time, lol. My old Craftsman saw finally burnt out and being a direct drive replacing the motor isn't an option any more. I have a Delta T2 fence system on it. Looking at a new Delta table saw now so I can reuse the fence.
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