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Mobile base for Rikon 10-325

I would like to put my bandsaw (Rikon 10-325) on a base so I can move it away from the wall when I want to use it. Here are 3 I am considering:
http://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Mob...words=htc-2000
http://www.performancetoolcenter.com...FZOCaQodY84Lqw
http://www.performancetoolcenter.com...FYU9aQod1ywBxw

Has anyone used any of these or others? Suggestions? Thanks.
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I have the Harbor Freight model on three of my tools
1) Grizzly 18-36 drum sander
2) Grizzly GO-555 Band Saw
3) Drill Press mounted on cabinet

You have to mill the four pieces of wood about 1 1/4 square to fit into each corner piece.

That's all I have to offer.
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I have the earlier discontinued version of the HF mobile base under my 10-325. Instead of using wood pieces though I chose to use 1" Unistrut channel. Works great and totally eliminates all flexing.

I don't know anything about the Rikon base you are considering but the other two mobile bases I would suggest you not buy either. In the past I've had those styles of mobile bases and wasn't impressed at all. I ended up trashing them as they weren't even worth trying to sell on craigslist.

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I purchased a Shop Fox mobile base for both my bandsaw (300#) and planer (400#). Both are nice and ridgid with boxed supports for the rails. I researched mobile bases for awhile before pulling the trigger on the Shop Fox. They are just much heavier duty than their competitors at that price range. Specs say shop fox is 30 lbs where that HTC is 16.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000D...ox+mobile+base

The reviews on it were good and the 1 and 2 star reviews were people who had a hard time assembling it. Took me about a half hour and I didn't find anything difficult. I don't think it can be beat for the price.
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I have the Woodcraft "WoodRiver Universal Mobile Base Hardware Kit" and 2 pieces of 3/4" ply under my 10-325. I'm very happy with it, though the wheels are on the small side and I have to "help" it over the deep expansion joints in my garage.
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I have the Woodcraft "WoodRiver Universal Mobile Base Hardware Kit" and 2 pieces of 3/4" ply under my 10-325. I'm very happy with it, though the wheels are on the small side and I have to "help" it over the deep expansion joints in my garage.
++100. its a great mobile base.

there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.
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I have the one from Amazon..works fine. Instructions suck putting it together.
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I ended up getting the Rikon mobile base. Had to drill a couple of holes as my base was not predrilled, but I think it will work fine for my use. I only need to move it out when I am going to use it and then back in when done.
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