A mobile base for the Rikon Band Saw

The shop really isn’t large enough for the new band saw to have a permanent location on the shop floor. I built a mobile base for it using swivel wheel hardware from rockler.com, and a couple of heavy duty casters that were laying around. The rear cantilevered wheel assembly was made from 3/4″ birch plywood, and a 40mm block of pinblock material. The up-force on the rear wheels is translated into a rotational force on the steel cabinet. Thus I have a good rigid support for the 300 pounds of saw. The rear casters are set somewhat wider than the saw base for additional stability.

When I posted about the new saw, Ryan commented, “I thought you ran an all Delta shop!” In deference to Ryan’s comment, I painted the rear base in “Delta grey”.


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Shane Whitlock
9 years ago

Great job on the mobile base Duane!
I like that lift table ya can see in the background of the video too, did you make that?

Goyuix
Goyuix
9 years ago

So wait – is the shop for the tools or the tools for the shop… something seems to be missing…

Duane: I know. I get confused too.