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    Post Your Home Made Mobile Bases

    i have a new Grizzly band saw and would like to build
    a mobile base for it and would like some good ideas.

    so please post pictures of your home made mobile bases

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    What kind of BS? I recently got a G0555X and used the Rockler kit http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...=mobile%20base
    I supplied my own wood. It works great. A lot of people on SMC have them and love them. I happened to get it when it was on sale. BTW, Rockler is having a 20% off sale right now.

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    i tried to make a mobile base for my GO555X and failed. So I picked up the shop fox base for $53. Four decent wheels will run you $20 - 30. Looking back, it wasn't worth it for me.
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    jim, i got the grizzly G0555

    paul, i had seen your wood type you made before with the lever arm. why did it fail?

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    here's one

    It's a simple system made out of scraps. Stout enough to suppoert this Tannewitz
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    I don't know if this will work for the G0555, but here is my custom base for the G0514X2. You may be able to modify the design to fit your saw.
    This base is extremely stable, easy to make and rolls around with little effort.
    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=119068

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    1 & 1/2 years ago I bought a new G0555 with Fox mobile base. Its great and a pleasure to use. I can push the bandsaw out of my way when not in use. Well worth the money.

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    the shop fox's look nice but i dont like the screw things, to much bending over for
    my bad knees and back, but probably better then the wheel lock levers?

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    Could be shortened for a bandsaw.


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    Here's one I built for my tablesaw a couple of years ago...


    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Gregoire View Post
    i have a new Grizzly band saw and would like to build
    a mobile base for it and would like some good ideas.

    so please post pictures of your home made mobile bases
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    I'd post a picture of one,but I have a reputation to maintain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bennett View Post
    It's a simple system made out of scraps. Stout enough to suppoert this Tannewitz
    Holy Mother of Pearl thats a big band saw.... lol...

    This reminds me... I have to get a MB for my bandsaw... Not to steal the thread away from OP, but while on topic, is it easier to build your own, or buy a kit? The HF ones decent?

    Sorry OP, didnt mean to steal your post..

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