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Most Helpful Reviews
Bought this for the planer so I could move it out of the way until I needed to use it.. The base works great and was very easy to assemble.. I had looked all over the internet for mobile bases and picking this one up on sale was a great deal.. I actually bought 2 more of these.. One for the table saw and another for the belt sander..
I purchase this mobile base to use with my table saw so I still have use of my shop floor for other tasks when not using the saw. A big plus for my shop and my wallet at the great price I paid.
This stand makes a HUGE difference in how/when i use my table saw. With the saw installed in it, i can easily move the saw to use it. the construction is good, and its very easy to assemble and use. If you need/want to make your table saw or other power tool mobile, this is the cost effective way to do it. i have seen other considerably more expensive options that ofter exceed the cost of the tool in question. i.e. would you speed 250$ for a stand to hold a 150$ table saw?
This is a good low end mobile base. The main difference between this and the older model is that the older model had wheels that you would raise to make the base stationary. There were feet on the base that kept it from moving when the wheels were raised. It looks like this feature is no longer available on this model. On this model, you simply lock the wheels to make it stationary. That said, the locking wheels seem to work well and the base is expandable. You can get additional rails from the Sears parts department.
this mobile base is solid and constructed with thick steel. it arrived in a timely manner. fairly easy assembly. the only neg. is mine didn't come with locking wheels which I thought was included when I ordered. I am looking into it and if it was suppose to have them then I'll return it at my local store.
I bought this base to use with my 1950' Craftsman table saw and it works perfectly. The 1" adjustable increments is very very handy. This base fits my saw perfectly. The front non swivel wheels may be a negative for some, but for me I like the rigidity. Less chance of the saw moving around during operation. A very useful product.
Well built. Easy to assemble. Easily moves all of my shop equipment as needed in a small footprint shop. Wish that these still had the four leveling feet that the older models had. Equipment stays put while in use.
I purchased this to use with a cast iron 14" band saw. It holds up to the task well, although I'm not sure if anything is as stable as the floor. The wheel locks hold the unit well.
Highgate Center, VT
North Wales, PA
I order two of these mobile bases at a great on-sale price. The first one was assembled for use with my Craftsman metal workbench. This workbench has a width of 18" so I figured the rectangular set-up would be perfect (box says it can accommodate a rectangular set-up up to 18" wide). However, I found that not to be true. The mobile base corners and side supports all have rolled (inwards) edges (I guess for added strength). When I built the base set to the widest width it came up at 17 1/4". So I dissembled and took a trip to ********** and bought some lengths of punched steel strip (don't think angle iron would work with the base corners). Of course, the drilled holes in the mobile base and the those in the punched strip didn't match up. It ended up taking me 3 hours to set-up this base for use with my 18" wide Craftsman workbench. This product would've been 5-Stars if it was actually as large as the dimensions printed on the box/instructions/online. The second unit will be used for a custom made tool base and am hoping I don't need to retro-fit that one too. Having tools/benches on mobile bases/wheels does make life a lot easier.
this is a nice base but,... not as stable as the old style with the cam locks. the cam locks lowered the base down on rubber padded feet or lifted it up for mobility. this base will still move without a lot of pressure. It does let you move your stuff around the shop though, which is the idea.
I bought a pair of these mobile bases for my small guitar repair shop. I was really impressed with the price of the base, as well as how sturdy it is and how many different ways you can reconfigure it. My only complaint was that one of the casters had a broken lock on it, but it appeared the box had been damaged, not that the unit had left the factory that way. Currently awaiting a replacement. Would still recommend, highly.
I have an older Craftsman table saw that unfortunately came with some pretty flimsy legs and weak casters. I bought this base hoping that it might solve the saw's mobility problem. I'm happy to say that it did, and rather nicely. Not only can I wheel my old reliable saw around easily now, it's firmed up the feel and those flimsy legs. Was a little tricky to fit to my saw, but a little patience and the right tools and it went together pretty quickly.
Salt Lake City, UT
Sioux City, IA
Well made and sturdy. Nice paint job. However, it's dimensions are too small to fit my Sears tool stand that holds my chop saw. Disappointed they didn't take this into consideration. I will need to find some angle iron and hardware to add about 12 inches in length. They should have thought about this or provided extensions. I love Craftsman tools, but they seem to not think things through sometimes.
Just the thing to make moving miter saw and base easier. Size adjustable enough to fit most bases. Easy to put together. Wheels lock easily to make secure work area.