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Forum topic by nitehorse posted 10-10-2019 04:39 PM 191 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nitehorse

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10-10-2019 04:39 PM

I need to move my table saw around a bit. With a small shop I was thinking of getting the pm3550 but have not found any reviews other than on Amazon. Anyone use this base?


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pottz

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#1 posted 10-10-2019 04:55 PM

ive tried a few over the years but not that one,but the only base ill buy any more is the rockler all terrain mobile base,it will roll over just about anything very smoothy.it’s a great base especially if you have a rough uneven surface.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Mike_in_STL

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#2 posted 10-10-2019 06:24 PM

I have the version with the extension for my 52 inch saw. My garage floors are relatively flat and smooth and the mobility provided by this base is amazing. I do sweep my floor prior to moving the saw, but truthfully it doesn’t move much from where it is now.

Deployment of the built in feet is quick and easy and once the saw is off the wheels, the thing isn’t moving.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#3 posted 10-10-2019 07:57 PM

I have the 3500 under my 12” jointer and have no complaints!

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Sawdust35

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#4 posted 10-11-2019 01:26 AM

I have my 8ā€¯jointer on the 3550. I also have the all-terrain from Rockler. The 3550 is equal in quality but more versatile since it has 4 swivels. It was also very easy to assemble and worth the money IMO.

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nitehorse

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#5 posted 10-11-2019 01:38 PM

Thank you,

My shop floor is new concrete and very smooth so I don’t believe larger wheels would be an asset.
I do believe I will order the pm3550.
Jim

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Mike_in_STL

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#6 posted 10-11-2019 02:47 PM

The four swivels was the deciding factor for me. I like the fact that I can move the saw in its own circle with out a lot of back and forth. I think you will be pleased.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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