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Forum topic by Hawgnutz posted 08-20-2007 02:14 AM 6134 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-20-2007 02:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mobile planer

Let’s face it, not all of us have a big shop with room to permanently store our tools where we will work with them. I have half a garage that the previous owner installed shelves where I store my tablesaw, a bandsaw, a router table, two rolling tool boxes, a drill press, an assembly table and a work bench. I basically use the inside of my garage for bandsw, router, dril press, and assembly. That means that I do most of my cutting, jointing, and power saanding outside. You can see my mobile cart for my sander, jointer, and sharpening grinder on my project page.

I recently acquired a new (used) Ridgid planer. It was too heavy to move comfortably, using my crutches, on top of my mobile table saw, so I got a Ridgid Miter Saw Utility Vehicle (MSUV) on sale and adapted it to my planer. As you can see in the picture below, it forms a stable stand for the planer, complete with infeed and outfeed rollers for those long boards we sometimes run through the planer.

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When you are finished planing, simply tuck in the long roller extensions:

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Then collapse the wheel end table top:

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Stand the MSUV on its feet;
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Fold the legs down;
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There you have it: A miter saw—or in my case, a planer—on a two-wheeled cart similar to a dolly! Easy to move, too! In fact I moved this one without my boots or braces!

When you are finished, simply find a place in your crowded/disorganized shiop to park it until the next time you need it.

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So simple, even a dumb Jarhead like me can do it! LOL! Sure saves on dust collection and sweeping!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#1 posted 08-20-2007 02:33 AM

Cool. Looks like it will work well. I’ve got my Rigid Planer on a stand they were selling it with and put a delta mobile base on it. It does take up a lot of room. My miter saw is on the same stand your using for planer and it works good.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 08-20-2007 03:14 AM

Wow, Hawg – nice solution! That’s got to be easy to move around with that setup.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Nice planer ;^D – you got a great deal!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 08-20-2007 03:56 AM

Very, very cool Hawg. As a small shop guy myself I love solutions like this. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob

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#4 posted 08-20-2007 04:41 AM

Home depot has this MSUV on sale, now, for $99.00, instead of $149.00. It is being phased out for a newer design, which looks good, but not worth the extra cost for me. If it sounds good to you, call your local Home Depot and ask for Ridgid AC9940.

I go a screamin’ deal on this setup, for sure! $150 for the planer and 99 for the stand. Add some plywood I had around the shop and you have it!
God blessed me good this time!

May God Bless You, Too,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#5 posted 08-20-2007 01:21 PM

that’s impressive.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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