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    Mobile base for table saw

    I am installing the Harbor freight mobile base on my Jet table saw. Do I remove the wheels & adjustment pads that are on the legs of the saw?
    Thanks
    Dennis

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    Dennis,

    For what its worth , the mobile base that came with my Craftsman table saw required that I remove the feet that came on the legs of the saw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Thompson View Post
    I am installing the Harbor freight mobile base on my Jet table saw. Do I remove the wheels & adjustment pads that are on the legs of the saw?
    Thanks
    Dennis
    Question....IF you already have wheels on your saw, why do you need to install a mobile base? Just struck me to ask, Why(?)

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    Yes I would remove them and then bolt the saw legs to the mobile base.



    JEFF
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    Bill
    Good question. Although there are two wheels on the saw , it is pretty heavy & very difficult to move, the Harbor Freight base has 4 wheels & I hope it will make it much easier to move in my small shop in the garage (& the mobile base was on sale for only $30 so I thought if it didn't work I had little to lose, I'll use it for my drill press)
    Dennis
    PS Triple hernia surgery a few years ago has made me very careful about lifting/moving heavy items

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    OK, just it seemed odd to me.... BTW I didn't know HF carried a mobile machine base... got a modle No. I frequent HF and am interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Simpson View Post
    OK, just it seemed odd to me....
    You weren't the only one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    You weren't the only one!
    Ever see one of those shopping carts where one or two of the wheels just spin around on the vertical axis? My old craftsman TS was like that. They’d go in any direction except the one I wanted to go in. MB’s are much better.
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    Bill
    Rockler has a mobile base on sale for $40. The harbor freight one is $46 without a coupon
    Dennis

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    Hey Dennis, Just something else to consider...DAMHIKT

    If you have a very flat floor you'll be OK with any choice. But if your floor is a bit uneven, some mobile bases might not operate too well. On some bases the brake has very tight clearance between it in the raised (off) position and the floor. This causes the brake to drag on the floor in certain high spots.

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