Build Mobile base for a drum sander
I picked up my new drum sander the other day along with a store bought mobile base (Shop Fox model rated at 700 lb). Yesterday I managed to get the mobile base onto the drum sander and lowered it all to the floor. I pushed the machine back about 1 ft and a weld broke on the base making it useless. I can return it to the store and either get a replacement or a refund. I am considering building my own mobile base however as you can see from the specifications below, the base would need to be rectangular and the machine is about 500 lb. Any comments / suggestions / plans? The floor would be a concrete floor.
Motor: 3-HP 220-Volt, 60-Hz, Single Phase
Belt Feed Motor: 1/4-HP, 220V, Single Phase
Maximum Sanding Width: 26"
Maximum Board Thickness: 12"
Minimum Board Thickness: 1/4"
Minimum Board Length: 5"
Feed Speed: 3, 8, 12, 16 and 20 SFPM
Drum Speed: 1,600 RPM
Dust Ports: Two 4" Each
Dimensions: Length 43" x Width 18" x Height 49"
Weight: 486 lbs
Last edited by RickPr; 01-10-2013 at 10:11 AM.
Reason: Dimensions were incorrect