Mobile Bases - Router Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Mark
Posts: 22
 
Default Mobile Bases

Ok who's using what mobile bases and how well do the perform? I am looking at the jet umb. Does anyone have any experience with it? I am going to put most of my shop on mobile bases because I don't have enough room to work. The list consists of Table saw (Grizzly 1023sl), Jointer, band saw(Grizzly g0513x2) and drill press. As you can see the table saw is a big hefty so I am not sure about the movement of it. I appreciate all the input. Thanks.
AVman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 04:44 PM
Retired Moderator
 
Bob N's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Bob
Posts: 5,688
     
Default

Everything in my shop is mobile and it is the way to go for sure. I found myself building most of my mobile bases to get closer to what I needed and wanted instead of a packaged base. Your best casters can be had at Hartville Tools. Put "Woodnet discount" in the comments and get 15% off the regular price.
Bob N is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Mark
Posts: 22
 
Default

Bob,
Does that discount work on most things they sell?
AVman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 06:10 AM
Retired Moderator
 
Bob N's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Bob
Posts: 5,688
     
Default

Everything that is not on sale. I think you also get 20% off on the Whiteside router bits.
Bob N is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 11:42 AM
Registered User
 
Ralph Barker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Ralph
Posts: 2,001
 
Default

Fine Woodworking magazine did a comparison of mobile bases a while back. It might be helpful.

http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworki...F.aspx?id=2890

- Ralph
Ralph Barker is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 01:08 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi AVman

Just one more way, it's so easy to make your own mobile bases,,,,,,
some 2" x 4" and some lap joints on the ends and you have them done,the casters are very cheap now days,see below...▼ plus you can make them to fit all your equipment just right , I made one last week because I broke off one caster on the side walk..if you want to see a snapshot just ask and I will post one...but it's very simple and easy job to make one..and it should save you big bucks the norm..

http://search.harborfreight.com/cpis...ters&Submit=Go

======

Quote:
Originally Posted by AVman View Post
Ok who's using what mobile bases and how well do the perform? I am looking at the jet umb. Does anyone have any experience with it? I am going to put most of my shop on mobile bases because I don't have enough room to work. The list consists of Table saw (Grizzly 1023sl), Jointer, band saw(Grizzly g0513x2) and drill press. As you can see the table saw is a big hefty so I am not sure about the movement of it. I appreciate all the input. Thanks.



"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097


bobj3 is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 07:32 PM
Registered User
 
scotirish10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Ronald
Posts: 127
 
Default

This is the one on my table saw http://www.woodcraft.com/product.asp...&FamilyID=2026 and like it.

scotirish 10



Work safe: Remember the only 'SAFE' power tool in the shop, is the one with the plug pulled out of the socket!

If you have an open mind is there a chance your brain might fall out?
scotirish10 is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Mark
Posts: 22
 
Default 2 by Mobile Base

Are the casters below the equipment or to the sides? How does the effect the overall height? This sounds like a much cheaper solution.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobj3 View Post
Hi AVman

Just one more way, it's so easy to make your own mobile bases,,,,,,
some 2" x 4" and some lap joints on the ends and you have them done,the casters are very cheap now days,see below...▼ plus you can make them to fit all your equipment just right , I made one last week because I broke off one caster on the side walk..if you want to see a snapshot just ask and I will post one...but it's very simple and easy job to make one..and it should save you big bucks the norm..

http://search.harborfreight.com/cpis...ters&Submit=Go

======
AVman is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 10:06 AM
Retired Moderator
 
Hamlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Country: United States
First Name: Ken
Posts: 3,437
 
Send a message via MSN to Hamlin
Default

Hi,

The majority of mine are mobile. The base under my TS came with it from Grizzly. Very sturdy. I recently made a MB for my router table. I intentionally used larger casters to help with the height. I hate stooping over and my back gets tired and sore from doing so.

I prefer mine to be directly underneath the tool(s). Less chance of "tripping" over them if needing to walk around them. I also prefer swivel locks.

Ken

***Please fill in your profile, at least your location. As this will help us help you better.***

"A VETERAN"
"Whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life". That is HONOR, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it." -Author Unknown

Hamlin is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 10:22 AM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi AVman

I agree with Ken,, you don't want to make mobile base that will trip you up..

By using the lap joint will keep it a bit lower to the floor, if you mount the casters up and on the inside of the lap joint frame it will help keep the height down But it will make it hard to lock the casters up,,it's a toe thing..

I should note I have one like the that I use some 3/4" dowel pins that I push in with my toe to lock the wheels in place,, it just slides in and then I just slip it out when I need to move the tool around..many ways to skin the cat of this one..

===


Quote:
Originally Posted by AVman View Post
Are the casters below the equipment or to the sides? How does the effect the overall height? This sounds like a much cheaper solution.



"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097


bobj3 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Delta 50-345 Mobile Bases Thrifty Tool Guy Tools and Woodworking 14 02-15-2009 08:37 AM
putting together mobile bases and bandsaw levon Tools and Woodworking 23 01-25-2009 08:08 PM
Mobile bases AxlMyk Tools and Woodworking 0 03-30-2008 02:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome