DeWALT 20" Scroll Saw MOBILE BASE •

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Project by tyvekboy posted 04-11-2014 05:42 PM 11306 views 23 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

April 11, 2014

With so much interest in a scroll saw mobile bases, I thought Iʻd share the one I made for my DeWalt 20 inch scroll saw (( PIC #1)) several years ago. It has worked fine.

It was designed to keep the scroll saw table about the same height from the floor by resessing the wheel wells (( PICs #2 & #3)) for the 4 swivel/locking casters that are sold for a router table.

A permanently mounted foot switch was also incorporated into the design.

With all 4 casters locked, there is no movement of the scroll saw.

If you want to see how I made the drawers, you can see my previous post.

The little platform under the drawers is a foot rest if I use a stool to sit for extended periods of scroll sawing.

Thanks for looking and I hope this gives you some ideas for your own scroll saw mobile base.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#1 posted 04-11-2014 06:05 PM

Very nicely done—I like the way you designed your recessed wheel wells.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 04-11-2014 06:32 PM

Two steps above what I was thinking for my Delta scroll saw stand. :-)

I planned to use some of the design elements of my shop fox dollies , this one adds to my imagination!


I have to wait 22 days to get some springs. GRRRR!

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#3 posted 04-11-2014 07:01 PM

I like the incorporation of the foot pedal … good idea!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 04-11-2014 07:33 PM

Very nice. Good thinking!!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 04-11-2014 07:39 PM

I like it ! ...I may borrow some of what I see here….thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 04-11-2014 08:14 PM

I like your design and this is one of the projects I need to do yet. Thanks for the nudge!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 04-11-2014 10:00 PM

Finally got my saw on castors a couple weekends ago and was deciding how to build my drawer unit. I really like what you did there – especially the foot rest. When working standing in one place for long periods, I often flip a bucket upside down to set one foot on. It relieves stress on the back to have one knee bent. With your design I could use that foot rest while sitting on a stool or standing. Thanks for the great ideas!!

-- Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands. 1Thessolonians4:11

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#8 posted 04-11-2014 10:23 PM

Thanks for sharing this exceptionally well executed mobile base-storage-ergonomic scroll saw station solution!!!

I have the DW788 with the stand. I wasn’t sure if I was going to use it or build my one….
Now I will do both!!!

Thanks for adding to my ever increasing shop to-do list!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#9 posted 04-12-2014 12:43 AM

Very good! It’s a little like the base I built for my DeWalt Radial Arm Saw last week. If anybody remembers what that is and cares, I’ll get some pictures and post them. The RAS is somewhat heavier than the scroll saw but I found a way to do it. (The table weighs around 40 lbs). Post on twitter if you’re interested.

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#10 posted 04-12-2014 02:41 AM

Another mobile base from the master of mobile base design .
Great design and proven over the years .
Thanks for posting this and a Sketch Up would be of help for many !


-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 04-12-2014 03:09 AM

Great job

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#12 posted 04-12-2014 08:08 AM

That is really cool,
I like the use of space for storage.
Also the foot pedal. Great idea.
Thanks for sharing,

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#13 posted 04-12-2014 12:52 PM

Very nice. I didn’t have the stand for my 788 so used one side of an old desk as a base. Removed the bottom drawer as that made room for a foot rest. Also elevated the rear of the saw as that relieves shoulder strain while sawing.

-- Kepy

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#14 posted 04-12-2014 02:45 PM

Kepy—Just curious … what degree slant would you say you realized when you elevated the rear of your saw?

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#15 posted 04-14-2014 03:54 PM

Nice work.
I have the same saw.
I WILL be doing this. I am so tired of all my scroll saw stuff being everywhere except near my scroll saw.
Thank you for the inspiration.

-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein

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