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Casters work ok, but better with add ons

Casters work ok, but better with add ons

11-11-2019 10:27 AM by jbmaine | 8 comments »

Hi everyone, Some of you might have seen one of my latest builds, A butcher block top assembly table etc. Like most everything else in my shop, I wanted it mobile. This caster set was on sale, so I ordered it. A lot of reviews said it was possible for the wheel to get caught partially under the bench leg if mounted were the instructions said to. Also, raising them one at a time could cause stress on them ( one review said the caster broke doing this, too much weight on one caster). Many use...

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Heavy Duty Mobile Base

Heavy Duty Mobile Base

06-20-2019 12:04 AM by Fiddy | 4 comments »

Picked this up on Grizzly’s site. Had been needing to get a base under the 12” jointer I bought awhile back now. Only machine that wasn’t mobile so I’ve been wanting to get that done. Not sure what it weighed, but it’s a beast so I wanted something that it wouldn’t max out. This option was really not too bad in cost, but I did need extensions for the length as it wouldn’t make it. For those needing it for a jointer like this, it did pose a problem as it only went down to around 18” and I need...

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Another Rockler Innovation with sub-par product execution

Another Rockler Innovation with sub-par product execution

05-13-2019 10:07 PM by CaptainKlutz | 13 comments »

Have owned one Rockler All-Terrain moble base for almost two years, and couple months ago bought another to replace mobile base that shredded it wheels. Felt it was time to share my findings in a review. DESIGN: (4 of 5 stars) This ‘All-Terrain’ mobile base is only base that offers 5” wheels available for retail sale. It also has the highest ground clearance of any base I have tried in market (and I have tried most of them). Here is comparison picture with Portamat...

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Mobile Base with a lot going for it ...

Mobile Base with a lot going for it ...

08-12-2018 04:53 AM by mel52 | 2 comments »

I have almost all tools in my shop on a mobile base of some sort. I have the Rockler step-on caster set and extra brackets to transfer the casters to other set-ups, home made ones with locking wheels, etc. I was having problems with my hip and couldn’t lean over to move the casters back and forth, and the bases with locking wheels wobbled just a little, and were hard to set. I checked HF and there’s were used by turning knobs ( on the floor ) to raise and lower the tool. While at ...

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LOMA BASE extinct???

LOMA BASE extinct???

08-29-2017 03:30 PM by cavemancarpenter | 3 comments »

I had purchased a loma base for my 8” jointer and it’s the best base I have. I would like to get additional bases for the rest of my tool but it seems like LOMA TOOLS is no more. Does anyone have any info on the company?

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Grizzly Adjustable Mobile Base

Grizzly Adjustable Mobile Base

08-13-2017 06:11 PM by Kelly | 2 comments »

I bought this to put under my Powermatic edge sander. Here are my observations regarding its assembly and use: PRO’s: 1) The edge sander I used this under is now VERY easy to move. Much more so than when I had a home made, wood base (with good casters), which raised the unit up several inches. 2) The base design raises the tool only enough to allow the wheels to roll freely, so it doesn’t raise the center of gravity a great deal. 3) The locking mechanism i...

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A very affordable, functional base with below average fit and finish

A very affordable, functional base with below average fit and finish

07-17-2017 05:04 PM by Eric Moon | 5 comments »

I recently acquired my first cabinet saw – a ~10 year old 3hp industrial SawStop. Its a heavy beast, somewhere north of 500lbs. I need to be able to move it around occasionally, so I’ve been on the hunt for a mobile base for it. I looked at the SawStop mobile base and it looked amazing, but $300+ was out of my budget, which was near empty after buying the saw. So I’d been on the lookout for a less costly mobile base. Last week, I got the weekly email from Grizzly.co...

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Good Foot Controls and Rolling Action

Good Foot Controls and Rolling Action

07-07-2017 05:10 PM by pintodeluxe | 6 comments »

I have had many different brands and types of mobile bases, everything from a Sawstop ICS base (the best one made) to Delta / Rockler corner kits, to the HTC-2000, and Portamate. The Portamate-2500 construction impressed me with its reasonably sturdy steel frame and corner brackets. The steel is a heavy gauge, and does not feel flimsy. The foot levers are steel and plenty heavy to do the job. I think I can lift my bandsaw with one toe. I would describe the lifting and rolling actions a...

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Not a HF Gem - But Adequate

Not a HF Gem - But Adequate

05-15-2017 03:06 PM by jonah | 4 comments »

I recently moved and had to leave behind three of my homemade rolling stands that previously housed my drill press, oscillating belt/spindle sander, and DW735 planer. Rather than building my own again, I decided to take a shot on a HF stand. It came out to around $20 after a 20% off coupon. The stand is actually fairly sturdy, even with the pressboard top and relatively thin steel legs and braces. It has no problem securely holding my ~90lb DW735. However, it is an absolute pain to assembl...

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Great Table even better customer service!!!

Great Table even better customer service!!!

03-22-2017 08:00 PM by Bobmedic | 18 comments »

A couple weeks ago, I ordered a Kreg Mobile Project Center on the internet. When it arrived, I opened it to find that it had been damaged due to it being assembled incorrectly. I called Kreg customer support and after a brief explanation of what had happened, they had a new table on its way to me. When the second table arrived, I noticed that it had been damaged during shipping. I sent an email to Kreg customer support explaining what had happened and what I thought the cause of it was. A few...

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