When designing a mobile base for my tablesaw and its extension table, I was concerned about how a four-wheeled base might twist and rack as the large, heavy saw moved across my uneven garage floor. Using the principle that any three points in space form a plane like a tripod , I built a frame that includes both a triangular plane for stability and four casters for better weight distribution on the casters. To create the tripod effect, I installed two fixed casters on the base at the heavy end of the saw to form the first two points of the triangle. As the base rolls across the uneven floor, the two casters on the pivot arm are free to pivot up and down to conform to the floor, with the bolt acting as a pivot point.
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Height-Adjustable Outfeed Worktable: My garage floor is sloped and uneven. There is not a level spot to be found, which can be frustrating. In my quest for a more versatile garage workshop, I decided I wanted a mobile worktable that doubled as an outfeed table for my table saw. Might work on lighter base such as router table. Hide it in side panels. This domain may be for sale! Stand for dad's old radial arm saw.
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I have been wanting to make my new bandsaw mobile since the day I got it. I contemplated designing my own mobile base but it just sounded like more of a chore than a fun project. Of the many commercially available mobile bases out there I decided I would purchase a Harbor Freight unit. I already have a mobile base…my old table saw mobile base. Sorry Harbor Freight.