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Mobile Base for Craftsman 113.299315 TS

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I am looking for mobile base recommendations for a Craftsman 113.299315 Table Saw. I am currently looking at the following. I would like to keep it around $40-80

Harbor Freight Mobile Base
https://www.harborfreight.com/300-lb...ase-95288.html


WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/w...le-mobile-base


HTC2000 Mobile Base
https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Mo...ds=mobile+base


Shop Fox D4666 Extreme-Duty Mobile Base
https://www.amazon.com/Shop-Fox-D466...ds=mobile+base


Portamate Universal Mobile Base Adjustable Mobile Base
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Portamate-U...e-Base/3701814
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What type of floor do you have? Is it fairly level without any big cracks? How often will you be moving the saw around? Knowing what those issues are will have a lot to do with what mobile base would be best for your situation.
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I agree with the above questions.

The shop fox is the best one in your list and to be honest, it isn't even close. That said, that doesn't mean the others aren't good because they are. I have a shop fox, some home made ones as well as a couple that are identical to the Portamate/Woodriver models (one with aluminum handles and one with plastic) and have owned one (it is gone now) like the Central Machinery one that I believe might be a copy of a Delta product from back in the day. I also have a tool on a Ridgid Herculift.

For a reasonably good solid garage or basement floor all that you are looking at will perform satisfactorily for a table saw..

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1. It will sit on a garage floor

2. The floor is fairly leveled

3. I plan on moving everytime I use it. I will store in the corner of the garage.
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I have one like the 2nd one you posted and it works fine. I bought it at sears and it was much cheaper than the price shown. Of course hat was many years ago.


That said, the Shop Fox is about the same price, and judging from the picture it is built sturdier.



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If it were me, I would go with the Shop Fox. Your intentions are to move this saw two times every time you use it. The Shop Fox is the best built of the bunch so over the long haul would stand up the best.

I have this Shop Fox mobile base, https://www.amazon.com/Shop-Fox-D205...ox+mobile+base , under my cabinet saw and it's a beast, very heavy duty. Just looking at the pictures of the two I'd say they are probably the close to the same basic base with the leveling mechanisms being the major difference.

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I appreciate all the replies. I do have one question. The stand on my table saw has leveling feet. Should I keep the leveling feet on the table saw when I go to place it on the mobile base? Or should I remove the leveling feet from table saw? With the table saw sitting on a mobile base, I'm concerned the leveling feet may raise the overall height just enough to make it feel awkward. What are your thoughts? These mobile bases appear to come with their own leveling feet. Would a second set on the table saw be redundant/unnecessary?
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There's no need to have two separate leveling devices.

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Rockler's All Terrain base is best

I have 2 of these bases and they are heavy duty and roll easily:
https://www.rockler.com/rockler-all-...waAsfOEALw_wcB
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I have 2 of these bases and they are heavy duty and roll easily:
https://www.rockler.com/rockler-all-...waAsfOEALw_wcB

Look good. 5 inch wheels. Nice. That said, they surely don't give them away.
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Unless your saw is on a fairly significant slope the leveling feet areprobably not really necessary.


However, is you do need to level, the mobile bases appear to only have "levelers" on one side.(I put levelers in quotes because they may not even be intended for that purpose. That may be the way that the mobile base is made immobile in its as used position.) This will restrict how you orientate the saw in your shop. The side with the levelers will always have to be on the down hill side. If that is the case I would not remove the levelers from the saw as you may still need to use them.


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What we are referring to as levelers are basically stabilizers to get the saw sitting solidly on the floor.

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