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Discussion in 'Woodworking' started by rusty, Jan 22, 2018.

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  1. Jan 22, 2018 #1

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    When I get into my new shop next month I would like to be able to roll my 800lb commercial table saw around.(put it against the wall when not in use) I can't find any mobile platform that holds over 650lbs. Any ideas where to find something?
     
  2. Jan 22, 2018 #2

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    If you can't find what you want, do what I do - build it. In particular, look at a company called 80/20, Inc. They sell what is, for all intents and purposes, adult legos. Specifically, they sell pieces of extruded aluminum - very lightweight but still extremely strong. They also sell accessories such as bolts, slotted nuts, hinges, wheels, brackets, etc. You order what you want (to size, even!), assemble it with a single allen wrench, and get on with your life, all in 20 minutes or less.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2018 #3

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    80/20 is a wonderful product. Not cheap but works very well. I used to use a good deal of it in my former place of employment. We worked in an industrial factory and used in for everything from safety surrounds to tables to a housing with 2 robots in it.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2018 #4

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    I had my table saw on a dolly and took it off.
    It was handy to move it around but I just didn't like the possibility of it moving when I used it.
    Also I used 4" PVC to plumb it to my dust collector and having it stationary just worked better for me.
    As for a heavy duty dolly all I seem to find is 600 pounds or make your own.
    What table saw do you have?
     
  5. Jan 22, 2018 #5

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    80/20 builds some very nice stuff, good thing you remember the name, :woo hoo: I was going to suggest a goose chase into the CNC table building realm
     
  6. Jan 23, 2018 #6

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    Put casters under it?
    How about those vehicle dollies where you put one under each tire (or corner in your case)?
     
  7. Jan 23, 2018 #7

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    Since the frame and legs are strong enough to support the saw you could mount a threaded rod (3/4") through two legs and put wheels on it. then you could lift the opposite end and roll it wherever you wanted.
    The axle and wheels should be mounted so the saw is still level when using it.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2018 #8

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    Rusty, I'd love to see what an 800 pound table saw looks like. Have any pics?
     
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    I have a chop saw that is on a metal cabinet with casters that are lockable. I move it around when I want to use it. I bought it used from a man who was a carpenter and was retiring. I have gotten lots of use from it.
     
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  11. Apr 7, 2018 #11

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    There has been a delay on setting up the shop. Hurt my foot, need to wait for it to heal.
     
  12. Jun 11, 2018 #12

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    I decided to put it in one spot and leave it there.
     
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    How's your foot?
    I don't think you were included in the injured foot tally!
     
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    Finally healed. Just too hot to do much. 105 today.
     
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    Yep, same. My feet hurt. Do you take magnesium for yours? I'm going to give it a try.
     

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