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Forum topic by Lazlo posted 12-04-2020 03:26 PM 239 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2020 03:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: central machinery mobile base for table saw tablesaw

I have an old Craftsman 113 table saw from the 50s – it’s a tank without wheels, and it gets moved around a lot. I also happen to have an HF Central Machinery mobile base rated to 300 lbs capacity, according to the box. This base consists of corner pieces that you bolt to hardwood members to construct the base’s frame. I’m getting ready to replace the TS fence with a Delta T-3 fence I just bought. I’m interested in any experiences the community has had with this mobile base and whether it will really be suited to this TS set-up? I’ll be laminating 3/4 red oak and squaring it up on my planer to 1-1/4” for the base members. Thanks!

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#1 posted 12-04-2020 05:50 PM

I have the HF mobile base on a Craftsman 113 table saw. No problems and moves quit easily. I recommend it. I used yellow pine for the 1 1/4” base members. No need for hardwood.

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#2 posted 12-05-2020 02:29 AM

Thank you – I appreciated your taking time from your day to share that!

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#3 posted 12-05-2020 02:35 PM

I’ve got the Harbor Freight stand. I installed a 14 inch floor model drill press on it. Works fine. I used some left over Red Oak flooring for the rails. The drill press base is not as big as the table saw base. I’ve got a 113 Craftsman ts too. Good idea on the Delta Fence. I did that too…...T2. Had to redrill the holes in the rails to match the holes in the ts.

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#4 posted 12-06-2020 10:44 PM

I have my ~200 lb jointer sitting on a HF base. As said already, you don’t need hardwood for the rails- rip a 2×4 (or 2×2’s) works fine. The main issue is that the wheels/casters are really cheap, narrow, and don’t roll well. If you only need to move your table saw infrequently, the HF is tolerable; otherwise, it would be very frustrating wrestling a 300 lb saw around.

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