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#1 posted 02-03-2014 06:51 AM

I would guess my 5 HP saw is similar in weight at about 600lbs. I have a smooth concrete floor and I don’t like moving tools over 400lbs very much on mobile bases. With that big of a shop put it where you need it and you won’t need or want a mobile base. It’s surprising how moving and adjusting large 500-800lb equipment is more technique than raw strength.

It sounds like you could just lay out some 2×4 on edge with a 3\4”deck of ply on top to build a strong short platform and you could mark out its exact location on the floor and adjust/sand/shim/level it to that part of the floor. Getting the saw on that platform will be way easier than a mobile base and much cheaper too.

I’d recommend getting some help but with patience a fulcrum and lever you would be surprised what you can do

Good Luck

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