I need a better mobile base!
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This mobile base came with my bandsaw when I bought it.

It's been a decade.

I hate it.

The wheels jam too easily. The swiveling wheel is a pain to use. Can you guys recommend a base that actually moves EASILY?


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Semper fi,
Brad

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#12
  Re: I need a better mobile base! by ®smpr_fi_mac® (This mobile base cam...)
I build all of mine to suit the machine.  Casters are easy to find and so is the wood.  There are lots of designs on Google to chose from or you can create your own.
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(03-13-2021, 01:03 PM)®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: This mobile base came with my bandsaw when I bought it.

It's been a decade.

I hate it.

The wheels jam too easily.  The swiveling wheel is a pain to use.  Can you guys recommend a base that actually moves EASILY?

I have a Grizzly table saw G0771Z that I put a drop down extension table on. I purchased the T28000 and it works beyond great! I can push my saw with one hand. It's pricey now, but worth it. After build so many this is the way to go. 

https://www.grizzly.com/products/grizzly...ase/t28000
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(03-13-2021, 04:02 PM)Mike 55 Wrote: I have a Grizzly table saw G0771Z that I put a drop down extension table on. I purchased the T28000 and it works beyond great! I can push my saw with one hand. It's pricey now, but worth it. After build so many this is the way to go. 

https://www.grizzly.com/products/grizzly...ase/t28000

My go to base as well.

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(03-13-2021, 04:02 PM)Mike 55 Wrote: I have a Grizzly table saw G0771Z that I put a drop down extension table on. I purchased the T28000 and it works beyond great! I can push my saw with one hand. It's pricey now, but worth it. After build so many this is the way to go. 

https://www.grizzly.com/products/grizzly...ase/t28000

Have one of those under my Walker Turner 16" bandsaw - works great!



Doug
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  Re: I need a better mobile base! by ®smpr_fi_mac® (This mobile base cam...)
Welder, angle iron, and some new castors.
Steve

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Check here: https://forums.woodnet.net/showthread.php?tid=7361556
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  Re: I need a better mobile base! by ®smpr_fi_mac® (This mobile base cam...)
Interesting how a small speck of dirt can stop those in there tracks. Get out your scuzz brush and clean Marine.

You need to build three dust collector ports for the wheels and thousands of dollars for a dust collector.

All kidding aside, larger castors would work better with a wider base. The higher it goes the more tipsy it becomes.

TBH - I have the all-metal base that came with my 14" Jet. I just don't move it much to have your problem.
WoodTinker
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  Re: I need a better mobile base! by ®smpr_fi_mac® (This mobile base cam...)
(03-13-2021, 01:03 PM)®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: This mobile base came with my bandsaw when I bought it.

It's been a decade.

I hate it.

The wheels jam too easily.  The swiveling wheel is a pain to use.  Can you guys recommend a base that actually moves EASILY?

Take a look at what Jack made.

Bandsaw stand (woodnet.net)

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  Re: I need a better mobile base! by ®smpr_fi_mac® (This mobile base cam...)
Hi Brad

If you are looking for something that will roll over cords and stuff make one from 4" wheels and where one end will fold down to get the bandsaw on easy
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