Table Saw Rebuild #4: Adding A Mobile Base to the TS.

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Blog entry by Hersh posted 04-24-2011 06:05 PM 10120 reads 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well here I go again adding additional improvements to the TS. Since I want the ability to move tools around the shop as needed I needed to add a mobile base. I came accross this design in “Shop Notes, Vol. 20, Issue 115. I like the way it works. It is easy to use and rolls around very nicely. At this point it has only one draw back. Until solve the sawdust collection promblem the sawdust falls directly down to the large plywood wings. Keep that in mind as you look at these pictures.

This picture shows the base in the up position for moving around the shop.

This picture shows the screen door latch that is very easy to use. To lower the TS solidly to the floor, simply use your toe to release the screen door latch and let the table down.

This picture shows the TS in the down position. Notice the long wing is up in the air. To raise the table saw to move it around, you step on the wing that is sticking and press down to latch it the the screen door catch.
Thats about all there is to it. I used 1/2” all-thread for the shaft or Axle. Solid rod would be better than the all-thread. My saw weighs 150 lbs. more now than it did because off adding the Delta fence (see blogs 1,2, and 3).

In this shot you can get a better view of how the screen door latch works.

I used scrap wood I had laying around the shop. I did buy the castors, 1/2” emt conduit straps, nylock nuts and washers. Another advantage to this design is the wheels are on the inside of the saw frame rather than outside like most store bought mobile bases. Over all this is an inexspecive, easy to use mobile base. I will be putting one of these on my bandsaw when I get it moved into the shop.

Thanks for looking.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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#1 posted 04-28-2011 08:12 AM

Nice work

-- Sorry I do not speak English very well, nor write, but I learn

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#2 posted 01-09-2013 01:26 AM

Hersh, after being inspired by your mobile base I went looking for the plans though, I could not locate them on the web. Is it possible you have a direct link you could share or detail plans to post? Thank you.

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#3 posted 04-09-2014 01:39 PM

I just ran across this post while looking for something else.

I built one of these for my Grizzly band saw and love it! Plans are here

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