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Posted on Sloping garage floor and mobile tool carts.

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#1 posted 05-08-2017 04:03 PM

Same drainage slope in my floor. Mine is fully converted to shop use, so never any cars in there.

Like others, I have numerous mobile bases and they are all just fine with no issues.
All but my table saw are the HTC bases, and they come with leveling feet at the swivel, lifting roller end. Those levelers are useful to get all four corners well-seated on the floor, however I have not spent any time really getting them optimized to approach more level tool surfaces. My table saw has the Delta Unisaw base, and it too has leveling feet at the end away from the fixed in-line rollers, so it was fairly simple to get it stabilized onto four corner points.

BUT, I have installed ready-made base cabinets down two opposing sides of the shop (the unfinished ones from H Depot). I did use tapered wood strips ripped from treated 2×4s to get the cabinets and thus the countertops level. I did not think I could tolerate things wanting to roll to one end, nor could I handle the visual of a sloping countertop. This install was a bit of a hassle, because in my case the slope was not only down from the back to the front, but also a small slope from the side-walls to the main floor surface, so my tapered base strips had both lengthwise and perpendicular components.

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