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DIY mobile base for hybrid saw with heavy router wing

by jciccare
posted 02-10-2017 09:18 PM


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knotscott

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#1 posted 02-11-2017 01:31 PM

Just an FYI….your saw is a 22114…the 22124 would have a full enclosure and Biese fence.

Can’t hurt to overbuild it a bit if you’re willing to take the time. Are you going to run some leg supports from the edge of the extension to the base?

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#2 posted 02-11-2017 04:48 PM

I’m not a fan of 4 swivel casters. Take a look at big mechanics tool boxes. 2 fixed, 2 swivel, push and steer from the back, like driving a boat. I get why you want to turn on its footprint, I don’t think it will be as easy as you do.

Look at these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/POWERTEC-2-3-8-in-Gray-Heavy-Duty-Workbench-Caster-with-400-lb-Load-Rating-4-Pack-17000/206801594?cm_mmc=Shopping|THD|google|&mid=sXHAZG02o|dc_mtid_8903tb925190_pcrid_111414437105_pkw__pmt__product_206801594_slid_&gclid=Cj0KEQiAifvEBRCVx5up6Ojgr5oBEiQALHw1Tv3EH8-efC92xwy_808cPaIdWLKNw0STfr3CmqC46eIaAu1S8P8HAQ

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#3 posted 02-12-2017 06:07 AM

knotscott: Yes, I’ll run legs or an end panel up to the router extension. Thanks for the FYI re: 22114 vs. 22124 (I corrected the original post and tag). Still, the package—including the non-Biese fence—is such a vast improvement over my old Ryobi job site screamer that it’ll be a while before I outgrow it. And I scored it on Craigslist for $200 plus a 3-hour round-trip drive.

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#4 posted 02-12-2017 06:40 AM

Just an FYI, I found out the hard way that bed frame angle iron flexes too much when I made a homemade mobile base for my Unisaw, and they were relatively short (less than 2’ long) pieces. Although, your saw is not all that heavy, and reinforcing with wood would make it even stiffer. Rectangular or square tubing is vastly superior for that application though. My bed frame one did wind up making a good mobile base for my generator through, and it cost me less than $10 :) Here is the discussion about homemade mobile bases that might give you some additional information: Homemade welded mobile base - anyone?

Cheers,
Brad

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