Portamate A-Frame Pedestal Roller
Portability, flexibility, and rock solid stability – that’s what you get with this handy pedestal-style feed roller and support. The Portamate™ PM-5090 Single Roller Wedge-Lock Pedestal Roller Stand solves many woodworker’s needs for stable support and freedom of movement when using...
Portability, flexibility, and rock solid stability – that’s what you get with this handy pedestal-style feed roller and support. The Portamate™ PM-5090 Single Roller Wedge-Lock Pedestal Roller Stand solves many woodworker’s needs for stable support and freedom of movement when using larger workpieces. It adjusts from 25" to 43-3/4" in height, so it will fit just about any application. Wedge-Lock design features powdered steel construction with nonslip feet and a 300-lb. capacity. The 11-1/4" polished steel roller is smooth in operation and allows for easy material feeding for table saws, bandsaws and more. Best of all, it folds flat for easy storage and portability. This makes it a must-have for every woodworking shop or DIY enthusiast.
- Premium polished steel 11-1/4" ball-bearing roller
- Patented Wedge-Lock design will support up to 150 lbs.
- Height adjustment from 25" to 43-3/4"
- Durable high visibility powder coat finish with nonslip rubber feet
- Adjustable foot provides greater stability on uneven ground
- Wide stance with non-slip rubber feet for extra stability
- Folds flat for storage
- Weight Capacity: 150 lbs.
- (1) Bora® Portamate A-frame Pedestal Roller Stand
The clamping knob broke after a short time. It's a very weak weld.
Great litte stand.
I used to have one simaler to this a while ago. wow, how they've changed now. same concept but the footprint is wider now and the slight taper in the upright piece means it stays put without having to crank on the handle.
Just OK, Major Design Flaws
The stand itself is basically fine for the price. However, there are some issues. First, the machining is flawed, requiring me to grind the recessed top of the vertical legs in order for them to seat onto the horizontal feet, so the M5 bolts would thread into the cylinder nuts. Longer bolts or better machining would solve this issue. Next, the vertical legs only have one attachment point each, causing them to have "play", unless you really crank them down, something you don't really want to do on the gauge of metal alloy used on the bracket. It needs a second attachment point. By the way, it's only "foldable" by loosening the bolts. Quite inconvenient. Next, the feet include a "cylinder sleeve" laying loose in each tube. (Part E) There is no mention of where these go, what they are for, or how to install them in the assembly instructions. One can only assume they act as guides for the cylinder nuts and bolts. Who knows? Finally, the stand is "adjustable" up and down, only via friction between the end of the attached bolt on the height adjustment handle and the metal extension arm. This will most certainly give way over time under load, making the stand useless. I attached a 10 cent rubber sleeve to the end of the bolt, so there is no longer metal to metal friction, which will hopefully keep this from happening for a while. Overall, it's ok for the price, for light applications. With a bit of attention to detail and quality control, it could be a great stand for the price.
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