Mobile base for planer--what are you doing?

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07-23-2019 08:08 PM

I’m getting ready to build a mobile base for my DeWalt planer. Currently, my planer sits on the mobile base for the drill press…but you can see from the picture, this isn’t the best approach but it does provide stability to the drill press. The planer is too heavy for me to lift, so I want something that is about waist height with tilt-up in and out-feed tables Thanks.

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#1 posted 07-23-2019 08:24 PM

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#2 posted 07-23-2019 08:31 PM

I use the Dewalt stand posted by JD. Love it. My planer is a Cutech, so I had to drill my own mounting holes, but other than that it was a simple assembly and the thing is rock-solid.

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#3 posted 07-23-2019 08:42 PM

I also use the DeWalt stand.

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#4 posted 07-24-2019 12:39 AM

This is my 735 stand.

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#5 posted 07-24-2019 12:43 AM

This is my 735 stand.

- garageking

no snipe with this beautiful setup :<)))))))

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#6 posted 07-24-2019 06:45 AM

Just finished building a flip-top cart, to hold my 735 on one side, and my Ridgid oscillating belt/spindle sander on the other. Haven’t used it in planer mode yet, though.

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#7 posted 07-24-2019 09:56 AM

Years ago, when I got my first of many DeWalt 735’s I had just been to a Habitat for Humanity restore, and they had an awesome solo cabinet there, with almost router table like space inside. The center is open, and it has cubby like storage on both sides, so it looked to be a convenient layout, and the size was plenty taller than a kitchen cab, so it looked good. It was also 10 bux.

I made a roll around base, and didn’t have a plan for it’s use, until my planer came. I have sold and traded a number of 735’s through the years, but all of them have been on that cabinet. Perfect height, has more storage than I would ever use for extra knives.

I’m about to sell off my last 735, don’t use it since getting a Griz 15” with the heli head. Not sure what to do with that cabinet, might just make it into a router table. I think that is what I bought it for initially.

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#8 posted 07-24-2019 10:56 AM

I use the DeWalt stand and their infeed/outfeed tables:

Since I work in my basement, everything needs to be mobile.

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#9 posted 07-24-2019 01:28 PM

I use the DeWalt stand.

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#10 posted 07-24-2019 01:33 PM

I just ordered my first planer, a DW735X. The X is the same price as the DW735 but includes the outfeed tables and an extra set of blades. The other morning I was running and on the way home I spotted a craftsman table saw with stand on the side of the road. The saw was junk but I picked up the stand and ran home with it. I think I may buy some locking casters to replace the adjustable feet like I did on my jointer. I will try this for now as I have badly exceeded my tool budget for now. I can always get the Dewalt base later when she isn’t looking.

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#11 posted 07-24-2019 02:10 PM

I made a flip-top stand for it, but sized it to fit under the wing of my table saw when flipped down and not in use. Saves space that way, and I put screws on the side of the stand so it would hold my table saw blades and blade changing tools.

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#12 posted 07-24-2019 02:33 PM

This has worked great for me….................

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#13 posted 07-24-2019 02:55 PM

Great ideas and pictures, keep them coming!
Jmartel, any chance of a picture? I can’t quite visualize what you are doing. And I’m intrigued by your idea.
Garageking, awesome!

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#14 posted 07-24-2019 05:20 PM

I built a cabinet like a kitchen base cabinet and put good double locking casters on it. Provides lots of storage and easy to move.

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#15 posted 07-24-2019 07:47 PM

Like most here, space is at a premium, so I attached the planer to a piece of plywood that matches the size of the top on this roll around cabinet with drawers. I put a non slip mat between, and it works great….

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