Curmudgeon in Training
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Collinsville, OK
I have three Shop Fox mobile bases (purchased from Grizzly). They're kinda pricey, they're very heavy duty, and they work very well, but you have to bend down to screw and unscrew the locking mechanisim very time you move them. If you don't move them a lot it's not a problem. Or, if you're young, nimble, and have good knees, it's not a problem. If you're not young, nimble, and don't have good knees, you may want to consider one of the brands with a foot actuated locking lever. Fortunately, I'm still nimble enough to consider it a non-issue. My plannar weighes approx. 1,000 pounds and it moves easily on a concrete floor with the Shop Fox base. Aside from the locking mechanism and the price tag, I highly recommend them.
I understand Woodcraft sells wheels attached to corner mechanisms for building your own, but they're almost as expensive as the complete manufactured units.