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Item 162295
Model PM-1100

Bora Portamate - Plywood Mobile Base Kit

$72.99

With the BORA® Portamate™ Plywood Mobile Base Kit, it has never been easier to move equipment around a crowded shop. Machines stay out of the way until needed, freeing space for large projects. You...

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With the BORA® Portamate™ Plywood Mobile Base Kit, it has never been easier to move equipment around a crowded shop. Machines stay out of the way until needed, freeing space for large projects. You will be able to make the most of the space you have for greater efficiency, better organization, and the added convenience during cleanup. Move bandsaws, table saws, sanders, drill presses, jointers, planers, workbenches and much more. Roll one tool in; roll another tool out. Perfect for workshops, garages or anywhere mobile machines make sense.

Features:

  • Customizable mobile base kit fits virtually any large woodworking machine
  • Very low profile; increases machine height by less than 1"
  • Corner wheel pieces with predrilled holes sandwich your plywood to insure the perfect fit for your machine
  • Large diameter wheels at all four corners make it easy to maneuver
  • Locking foot levers instantly go from stationary to mobile
  • All components feature a durable power-coated finish
  • Easy assembly
Specifications:
  • Model: PM-1100
  • Maximum Plywood Thickness: 1"
  • Wheel Size: 3"
  • Weight Capacity: 400 lb.
What's Included:
  • (1) Mobile Base Kit
  • (1) Assembly hardware
  • (1) Instruction manual
What's Needed:
  • Plywood

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I built a new mobile base for the jointer in our shop and it was super easy. 

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3.13 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works as advertised!

    After reading some of the negative reviews, I was a little skeptic about this base. Since it was on sale, I thought I would take a chance. I used 3/4” plywood and it works perfectly as advertised! This was for a 14” bandsaw. Now, I’m going back to get one for my planer, while they’re still on sale!

  2. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Hate it!

    The cam action is so minute, you have to literally set the base leg screws as low as possible so the cam will lift the base leg screws and then use the wheels. If you do that, then forget about the base being close to level. If you try to keep the base close to level, then when you go from 'wheel' mode to leg base mode, the machine won't hardly move and the wheels may be, in fact, still taking some of the weight. Worse, if you engage the wheels and move the machine, the clearance for the leg screws is not enough, they drag on the floor if your concrete is even in the slightest raised, and you end up just lifting half the machine and pushing it around. Did I say I hate this product? Yep!

  3. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Junk, poor workmanship. Holes don't line up well enough to put it together. Took it back.

    Junk, poor workmanship. Holes don't line up well enough to put it together. Took it back.

  4. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Failed

    Bought one of these bases for my Rikon 10-324 on Friday, built it and installed my bandsaw on it on Saturday, it broke on Sunday. The weld where the foot attaches broke, not happy to be forced to move the saw off it to return it.

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent!

    I ran out of room in my workshop. I put the band saw and lathe table in front of the overhead door. Moving them was a pain. These kits are the perfect solution. Easy to assemble. (I used 3/4” plywood.) Raises unit only about 3/4” off floor. Solid when stationary and very easy to move. These are great!

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Plywood mobile base kit

    The kit is easy to put together and all of the pieces have been well thought out and easy to install. The one negative I have with the kit is that there is not enough ground clearance.

  7. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Wheels will not lock

    The Wheels will not stay in the locked down position to allow the mobile base to move. Don't waste your money.

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works, solid.

    I made a mobile base using this kit for my Jet 1221vs lathe/stand. It works great, is sturdy, and has helped make my tiny shop more user friendly. It goes together easily. I used 3/4 ply and it’s working great.

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