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Help with mobile base for tablesaw.

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  • #529447
    MTRoads
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    Near Glacier National Park, MT

    If you need something to help raise the saw while your are turning the leveling screws, how about getting some air bags, inflatable shims, whatever you want to call them. Quick and easy. I know there are some pretty durable one’s out there as well.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/PRY-BAR-INFLATABLE-AIR-SHIM/169130943?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=147&adid=22222222227038583137&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=t&wl3=85473089090&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=193523158850&veh=sem

    i wonder how the stability would be when you are running larger stock? would it wobble because of the air shims?

    I’m pretty sure he was just referring to something ‘temporary’ to lift the saw while the leveling feet are adjusted for the correct height – then take the assisting mechanism out from under the base setting the saw back down on the levelers.

    Stan
    From the Northwest corner of Montana.

    #531183
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Hey Stan – @MTroads. What about this for helping to level your table saw once you roll it into place? Not overly expensive either, although you may need more than one of them as it is rated for up to 220lbs.

    http://www.atlas-machinery.com/winbag/

    https://www.amazon.com/Winbag-15730-Wedge-Alignment-Inflatable/dp/B00NESAU0U

    http://winbag.eu/

    EDIT: Oh shoot. I didn’t notice that Sven already brought this into the thread. Sorry guys!

    If you need something to help raise the saw while your are turning the leveling screws, how about getting some air bags, inflatable shims, whatever you want to call them. Quick and easy. I know there are some pretty durable one’s out there as well.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/PRY-BAR-INFLATABLE-AIR-SHIM/169130943?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=147&adid=22222222227038583137&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=t&wl3=85473089090&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=193523158850&veh=sem

    #531336
    MTRoads
    Pro
    Near Glacier National Park, MT

    @Doobie,
    Those are interesting overall, I can see a number of uses for them.
    But in this case there are 2 issues. First – not enough weight can be lifted as mentioned, secondly not enough rise height for what I would need.
    Thanks for the info though.

    Stan
    From the Northwest corner of Montana.

    #531590
    Doobie
    Moderator

    @doobie,
    Those are interesting overall, I can see a number of uses for them.
    But in this case there are 2 issues. First – not enough weight can be lifted as mentioned, secondly not enough rise height for what I would need.
    Thanks for the info though.

    That’s a shame. How high do you need to raise it in worst case? Some kind of easy to use jackscrew of sorts maybe.

    #531730
    MTRoads
    Pro
    Near Glacier National Park, MT

    Worst case is probably about 2-1/2 to 3 inches. That would only be if I had to locate the saw in one specific spot in the shop.
    A small block and prybar seems to be working just fine at this point. Just lift it high enough to get some blocks under the leveling feet, set it down – measure for level and then lift to adjust the leveling feet.

    Stan
    From the Northwest corner of Montana.

    #532476
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    If you need something to help raise the saw while your are turning the leveling screws, how about getting some air bags, inflatable shims, whatever you want to call them. Quick and easy. I know there are some pretty durable one’s out there as well.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/PRY-BAR-INFLATABLE-AIR-SHIM/169130943?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=147&adid=22222222227038583137&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=t&wl3=85473089090&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=193523158850&veh=sem

    i wonder how the stability would be when you are running larger stock? would it wobble because of the air shims?

    Wait, what? The point of my post was simply to have something he could use to level the saw while he adjusts the legs to level. It wasn’t to use them as a base while he is cutting.

    A plain ol’ crowbar works just spiffy (and I already have three of them in the shop).

    Well, there you go.

    EDIT: Oh shoot. I didn’t notice that Sven already brought this into the thread. Sorry guys!

    lol.

    #532879
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    @svensshutters lol i miss understood that then, yah if he uses that to level it then shim it before cutting, would definitely work.

    #533113
    MTRoads
    Pro
    Near Glacier National Park, MT

    To recap:
    This all started with just getting the saw mobile in order to be able to work on some upcoming projects (can you say McKenzie River Boat?). The tips given by others earlier led me to check a local store for a mobile base – which I did find and got installed under the saw.
    Mobility was achieved but the shop floor does still need to be leveled, until it is leveled there is just the issue of getting the saw reasonably level when moved into place in the center of the shop. Some good ideas with air bag lifts and such – but a crowbar and some 4X4″ blocks with some shims for the final height adjustments works just fine.
    The Shop Fox mobile base is a pretty good solution, has 2 fixed casters and 2 swivel casters which can be mounted in whatever layout best fits the way you need to move your saw. There are two leveling feet on one end of the base – I don’t think they will take a whole lot of use without the plastic knobs breaking (time will tell). Thus the crowbar method of lifting onto blocks for the major leveling.

    Stan
    From the Northwest corner of Montana.

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