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WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base

Item #148515
Save $35 Now Through September 25, 2015
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4.0

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Frame adjusts in 1" increments to easily expand from 12" to 50".

Couldn't we all use extra shop space? While the WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base will not make your shop bigger, it will make it easier to move your tools, enabling you to get the most out of your existing space. Simply step on the foot-activated metal cam levers, roll your tool into position then lower the tool to rest firmly on the adjustable rubber leveling feet. Stable 4-wheel design features all steel construction with a 400-lb. capacity. Frame adjusts in 1" increments to easily expand from 12" to 50" Minimum size is 12" x 12"; maximum square is 34" x 34"; maximum rectangle is 18" x 50".

  • 400Lb capacity
  • Adjusts in 1" increments
  • Foot-activated metal cam levers
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

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  • GO MOBILE - Few of us ever admit to having “enough” tools and machinery, but sooner or later, we realize that it’s possible to own one too many. Finding parking spots for those most-needed machines, benches, stands, and materials in a crowded garage or basement can take the thrill out of making sawdust.
     
     
     

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    4.0

    (based on 59 reviews)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Versatile (36)
    • Durable (34)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Good power output (9)
    • Good grip (5)

    Cons

    • Difficult to use (8)
    • Flimsy (7)
    • Poor grip (2)

    Best Uses

    • At home (45)
    • Gifts (4)
    • In the shop (4)
    • Contract jobs (3)
    • Minor projects (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (36), Casual do-it-yourselfer (12), Professional (10)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (53), Business (5)

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    4.0

    Base

    By  rich

    from Lafayette, In

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Good Grip
    • It works
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • In The Shop

    Comments about WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base :

    Haven't used it much yet but it seems to work OK. A little flimsy.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Nice base, great price

    By  Big Daddy Knothole

    from Arlington WA

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Needs Rear Rubber Rest Pa
    • Poor Grip

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Contract Jobs

    Comments about WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base :

    Good strong stand at a great price,assembles easly, the two things I would add. First, use softer wheels to provide better grip and install adjustable rubber resting pads at the rear for more secure positioning

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    These are great!

    By  Doc

    from Denver, Colorado

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Well Made

    Cons

    • Waiting For Delivery

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • In the garage
    • In the workshop

    Comments about WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base :

    I bought one of these for my 14" band saw and was pleased by the mobility and stability. It is thoughtfully designed and made using stout materials. It doesn't have a flamboyant paint job and there are no unnecessary gew-gaws to inflate the price. It is simple, strong and reliable. I liked it so much, I bought another for my planer. It underprices the competion, whose competitively priced model requires you to build your own stretchers out your own stock of 5/4 hardwood. Screw that. This model is solid steel, rugged and built to last, just what you want for a foot operated workhorse that hauls around your precious heavy machinery.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Too Easy....

    By  JPL

    from Petaluma, CA

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base :

    This base was easy to assemble. Yes the instructions aren't a step=by=step on an iPad, but there are on;y a few sized fastners, and the second one went togther in less than 20 min. Great product!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Does the job; a few caveats

    By  Ball Bearing Mousetrap

    from Eastern Massachusetts

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Inexpensive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Inadequate Instructions

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base :

    As others have said, the "instructions" that come with this are inadequate. I recommend a dry-run assembly, with everything only loosely assembled, to make sure you know which bolts go where before you tighten everything down. Do NOT yet connect the four quarters to each other yet. Note their suggestion that for narrow tools like drill presses you may want the front wheels in an "outrigger" position for slightly better stability, rather than in front. When you're ready, tighten down the bolts in each of the four quarters except for the ones that hold the arms. Now take an adjacent pair, place them next to the cabinet/table/whatever that you're mobilizing, and use it to determine how much the arms will overlap. Note that you will want more than a one-hole overlap (I'd recommend at least three); you may need to move the arms out a space or two on the corner pieces to get the needed reach. Repeat for the other dimension. Tighten down all the bolts in each corner. If there will be open space in the middle (ie, if the thing you're putting these wheels under has legs), I would suggest you consider assembling the mobile base as two halves rather than completely assembling it now. In my case, that meant assembling the front and the back. I was able to slightly lift the table and slip each of these half-bases underneath, then bring the side arms together and join them to complete the cart. That was MUCH easier than dismantling the ancient drill press, or trying to levitate it to slip all four corners under at once. Check the arm overlap as you do these two stages. You may decide you want to bring the dimensions in a notch, or open it up a bit; the dimensions at the floor may not be exactly what you expected, and/or the rounding over of the arms or position of the bolts may force a reconsideration. The holes are 1" apart, and are elongated so you can do some limited fine-tuning. Make sure the bolts that join the arms are tight (you DID already get all the others, right?) and you're ready to roll. BE AWARE that this is only as stable as the object it's carrying. A bench drill press on a stand can be a tall object with all its weight at the top; move it slowly and carefully to keep it from turning into a dangerous inverted pendulum. Moreover, a stand which is adequate when stationary may flex more than you expect when being moved; it may need additional bracing, or you may want to find another stand. And DO seriously consider bolting the tool down to the stand if you haven't already done so, again for safety's sake. And remember that this will add a bit of height; you may find you want to adjust for that too. Having said all that: It certainly does work. The old Craftsman drill press, which was a difficult two-man lift unless you broke it down into components, can now be moved around the shop relatively easily. The whole seems quite stable when the wheels are lifted and it's resting on the rubber feet. If you get it on sale, as I did, and if you're using it in a home shop, this is definitely worth the cost. I haven't played enough with any of the others so I hesitate to say more than that. Single most desired improvement remains the instructions. I'd recommend Woodcraft add a sheet of your own, if you continue selling this product. Feel free to borrow some or all of my comments above for that purpose.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Mobile base for a file cabinet

    By  Roy

    from New York, NY

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • No bearings on all wheels
    • Rear wheels are flimsy

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base :

    We are using this mobile base for a 4-drawer file cabinet. Easy to put together and seems very stable. However,I had to drop a 1-inch plywood sheet into the platform so the bottom drawer could clear the actuator cam levers.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Too much whiz and not enough bang

    By  Jerry

    from Hiawassee, GA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Lacks Power

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base :

    I use the lift very rarely to move my 14" band saw. Usually the saw was in a stored position and I had to move it out about 12 inches over a concerete floor to use. The lift mechanism was totally inadequate for the weight of my saw. Great concept but needs to go back for some re-enginering.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Finally, big enough for my radial saw

    By  D

    from Maryland

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base :

    Easy to put together and quickly installed under my old radial arm saw. Easy to move around in a small shop.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Great for a space constrained work shop

    By  JCLFARMS, LLC

    from Williamsburg, Va

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Just what I needed
    • Versatile

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base :

    Easy to put together, and I bought 2

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    wobbly with bandsaw, ok 4 other machines

    By  AK

    from Sierra Mtns, CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Easy assembly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Flimsy
    • Tilts Machine

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base :

    I bought this for use with my Jet 14" Deluxe Pro Bandsaw. The stand was easy to assemble on a flat surface and the directions were OK. However, the outriggers on the band saw must sit on the base as well, rather than fit under and there is no support in the center. This makes the saw wobbly, so I have to wedge pieces of wood under it to make it sturdy in use. Also, the aluminum cams are not strong enough to use to lift the castors on their own. I have to use a wrecking bar under the stand frame to lift first, then I can operate the cam levers without breaking them. This design also tips the bandsaw almost scarily until both castors are in position. I CAN say that it DOES work as I am able to move the bandsaw around. I do not recommend for bandsaws, probably great for other machines. This stand is exactly the same as the Port-A-Mate Adjustable Mobile Base PM-1000 (Item #150782); so why it's $10 more, I don't know.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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