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Having purchased the Dewalt 735x mobile planer stand - every major woodworking machine in
my shop is now mobile (my shop is our 2 car garage)
The need to have everything mobile is a necessity.
The stand comes with instructions to have the wheels mounted outside the frame.
But the two fixed wheels that are mounted on the outside of the frame always snags something.
This design cost me precious inches so I did some youtube research and found a guy (BumBee220)
who moved his wheels inboard. He had design schematics that really helped.
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Even with a larger shop in the basement I like most of my tools mobile. Even the table saw is but it doesn't get moved as much.
 

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Many of my tools also have wheels, but I always use my DeWalt 735 planer outside my small shop because of space constraints and the horrible mess that the planer can create if the hose comes off the planer. To be able to move the planer out and set it up easily I bought a Delta Miter Saw/Planer Stand. DeWalt now makes a better version of this same stand design. Since the mounting holes of the planer did not match the attachment rails of the stand, I made an adapter plate from 3/4 birch cabinet plywood, then bolted it between the rails of the stand and the planer.

https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-Miter-Wheels-DWX726-Yellow/dp/B0066N7C74

I can easily move it around with the planer attached, much like a hand truck. I store it in the shop with the planer attached, standing on end in the corner. When I want to use the planer , I wheel it out to the driveway, set the handle end down, and then lift with the second handles. The stand has gas springs in it to reduce the lifting load. It folds back down by just lifting slightly and releasing a latch, then folding it down. I then tip it up like a hand truck and wheel it back into the shop, leaving it again standing on end in the corner. It tales up less than 3 sq ft of floor space when stored.

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Ah yes, another mobile tool user. Congrats on learning how to make a small space bigger with the use of wheels! Half my tools are on casters too...wouldn't have a shop otherwise!
 

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I might need to do this because I also find the outside the frame mounting to be a problem when moving it around. Thanks for posting this solution.
 

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Nice stand. My shop is all mobile as well since I share the garage with a car and a bunch of stuff I really don't need or want :(
Thanks for sharing it
 

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Randy, My Dewalt contractors table saw has the same mobile base (basically), with one difference... It has a rod to step on that goes through the holes in the pedal (shown in the first photo). It allows you to step on the rod, instead of reaching under the machine to step on the pedal. I think the rod is 3/8" diameter. It would work well on your configuration also.
 

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welp - I've spent some more money...

I brought a new mobile base because utilizing the built in rollers with 3 points-of-contact on my Laguna 14/12
always felt a bit like it was going to tip over. And it didn't roll around easily as well.

Every tool in my 21'x23' shop (2 car garage) is mobile.* I will often roll whatever primary tool I will be using
to the front opening of the garage (except my table saw although it is mobile as well) and while the dust collection
is great on the bandsaw - there is always sawdust in/near and around so I can just blow it out onto the side yard when done.**

The mobile base I decided on is the Bora Portamate PM-3500*
This thing is a beast - it can handle a 1,500 pound load.

The bandsaw weighs right at 350lbs. and it rolls very easily now.*
Bora Portamate also has an "all-wheels-swivel" version of this as well.
The fit and finish on the PM-3500 was perfect. It adjusts from inside dimensions of
20.75" x 23.75" / To / 28" x 33.5" and has a weight of 45 pounds.
My final installed outside dimensions are 36" x 25"*
It moved the table height up 3/4" sitting now at 38" even.

BTW - it bugs me a little to park my Toyota Tacoma $30k truck and Honda CRV $25k out in the environment.
(((don't tell the misses that my tool inventory might exceed that total))) eeek!
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Nice, but a nice chunk of change for it also. If I need/want a stand on wheels, I just get wheels with brakes, then make a stand. If I get some free 2X4s, the cost drops dramatically. Actually, at the present time I no longer have any stands with wheels, if I want to move a tool I just slide the stand over the floor - that works well, and never move one far anyway.
 

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Nice approach to the band saw. My wood prep tools are in the garage and on wheels too. But the band saw (Laguna 14/12) is tippy because of the three wheel design, and making a turn is always risky. So outboard wheels seem like a very good idea. I have enough space to allow for outboard casters on all four corners. I always put fixed casters on the back, double lock swivel casters on the front. My other shop is a 12x24 shed, and everything but the workbench is on wheels.
 

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I started down this road back last year and decided, haven't done but decided anyway, to make a wood extender that operates as the one wheel but instead has a swivel wheel at each end as a stabilizer. It should still raise and lower as needed but be far more stable. I may get around to that yet....so many things to do.
 

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I started down this road back last year and decided, haven't done but decided anyway, to make a wood extender that operates as the one wheel but instead has a swivel wheel at each end as a stabilizer. It should still raise and lower as needed but be far more stable. I may get around to that yet....so many things to do.
I did that to a heavy 15" Delta planer, and it worked good. Over the years I tipped over a couple of 3 point casterset-ups. And broke parts on both. Too much of a temptation to catch them on the way down, and that does not come out well either.
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