Table saw mobile base - DIY version

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Project by Joel Wires posted 04-13-2010 08:27 PM 106470 views 108 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my Craftsman table saw and its brand new-ish mobile base. The saw is badly in need of some upgrades. This is the first one completed.

Total project cost. $10 and change for 4 door hinges. Everything else was scrap wood or were parts I had on hand. The release/lock for the foot lever is simple/crude, but very effective. The scissor-like levers provide the lift with a simple use of the foot. The smaller bottom lever has a rollerblade wheel bearing on the end for smooth operation.

Comments, suggestions, critiques, and other ideas welcome. :) Remember, all scrap, and I don’t have a lot of it, so it isn’t too pretty but it sure works great!

BTW – My first LJ post.

-- Joel Wires -->

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#1 posted 04-13-2010 08:42 PM

That’s very clever! I like it!

-- Robb

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#2 posted 04-13-2010 08:43 PM

That is a really great mobile base. Very effective and simple design, my kind of project!

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#3 posted 04-13-2010 08:51 PM

Thanks for the kind words. I got the idea from this rigid table saw that I drooled over at home depot for a long time.

-- Joel Wires -->

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#4 posted 04-13-2010 08:57 PM

Thanks for posting. That’s something I need to work on.

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#5 posted 04-13-2010 09:02 PM

YOU! Sir are a FREAKING genius!

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#6 posted 04-13-2010 09:04 PM

LOL!. First for the “Sir” and second for the “genius”, but thanks anyway.

-- Joel Wires -->

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#7 posted 04-13-2010 09:45 PM

That’s one heck of a cool design. Thanks for sharing that.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#8 posted 04-13-2010 10:25 PM

That’s what I am looking for.
Thanks a lot posting great and simple idea

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#9 posted 04-13-2010 11:09 PM

Excellent project and welcome to LJs !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 04-14-2010 12:41 AM

thanks for posting this, I will make this soon as I get some lumber

-- Harry, Jackson Mi

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#11 posted 04-14-2010 01:10 AM

Just as a note to anybody planning to build this, I had to rout out room for the wheels to turn in the base frame. I found this out after I had already attached the wheels to the 2×4s.

-- Joel Wires -->

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#12 posted 04-14-2010 01:20 AM

Thanks a lot, this will be going on my table saw (as soon as I get one that requires it).

I’d say welcome, but you’ve been here longer than me.

With a name like yours, you should have been an electrician!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#13 posted 04-14-2010 02:26 AM

Cool idea.
Nice interpitation, I’m impressed.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#14 posted 04-14-2010 02:40 AM

Man, that is really jam up! Thanks for posting. I am going to make this as soon as I can get a round tuit.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#15 posted 04-14-2010 03:04 AM

Cool idea and one great design.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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