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HTC Portamate Mobile Base - PM1000

Includes everything needed to build a mobile base for the majority of your stationary tools.
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The HTC PM1000 is an adjustable universal mobile base designed to make your stationary tools mobile. With the ability to support up to 400lbs and it's stable 4-wheel design it can easily accommodate large workshop machines or workbenches. You can adjust it in 1'' increments to fit your base size needs and has a maximum square area of 31'' x 31'' with an impressive maximum rectangular area of 14'' x 43''. It features foot levers that raise and lower the frame height.

(1) Corner (front-right)
(1) Corner (front-left)
(1) Corner (back-right)
(1) Corner (back-left)
(2) Swivel Plates
(4) Side Rails 30.5cm
(4) Side Rails 45.7cm
(2) Actuator Cam
(2) Pivot Rod Bolts
(2) Wheels
(2) Swivel Casters
(2) Rubber Feet
(2) Nylon Wheel Bushings
(2) M6-45 Bolts, Axle
(4) M6 Nuts, Self Locking
(2) M6-6 Bolts, Pivot
(25) M6-13 Bolts, (Black)
(25) M6 Nuts
(2) M10 Nuts
(2) M10 Nuts, Flanged/Serrated
(2) Nylon Wheel Bushing
(2) M-6 Nuts, Self Locking (Black)
More Information
Brand Portamate
Manufacturer Part Number PM1000
Weight 12.8500
Tech Spec
  • Maximum square: 31'' x 31''
  • Maximum rectangle: 14'' x 43"
  • Minimum square area: 14'' x 14''
  • Aluminum levers are silver
  • Load Rating: 400 lbs.
  • Rail Sizes: (4) 12" and (4) 18"
4.5 / 5.0
161 Reviews
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Very well made, easy to assemble
I purchased this to put under a 2 x 72 in. sander that has a weight of about 200 lb.
September 1, 2019
2 months ago
Works well
August 29, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
solid construction. Flexible configuration. Using out under my 300# joiner. Seems to be holding up.
August 28, 2019
2 months ago
Quality and on sale
I mainly purchased because of the price but I’m very happy with the quality. Solid and lift works well.
August 25, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
HTC Portamate Mobile Base
A great addition for floor tools.
August 21, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good base
I tired making mobile bases for most of my tools but this works better and makes tools lower to the floor
August 21, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I have Three
This is my third one. I have bolted the corners/wheels directly to my machine to give me the perfect size mobile base. Cams work the way they're supposed to. I don't rearrange my shop (or remove dust) as often as I probably should, but they've served me well over the years
August 16, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I was very happy with this product
August 14, 2019
3 months ago
Seems to do what it’s supposed to
Assembled easy enough. Haven’t actually put much weight on it yet as the stand isn’t completed yet but seems to do what it’s supposed to.
August 14, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
portable base
I built a table for my wood lathe and needed ability to move it around in my shop.
August 11, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Previous purchase from Rockler and the item is on sale.
Cheryl C on Aug 1, 2019
already have one and it works great
William B on Jul 31, 2019
Previous purchase from Rockler and the item is on sale.
Cheryl C on Aug 1, 2019
Low price. Easy locking wheel system.
Michael F on Aug 1, 2019
already have one and it works great
William B on Jul 31, 2019
Don W on Jul 31, 2019
needed these and got good price
Glen on Jul 29, 2019
i need it
Glen P on Jul 27, 2019
Just installed my first Portamate and it worked out so well I ordered another for my router table.
Michael K on Jul 24, 2019
This is my second PM1000. I am very happy with the quality and versatility.
BILL G on Jul 24, 2019
To make my thickness planer mobile
Robert J on Jul 23, 2019
on sale
CHARLES S on Jul 21, 2019
Helps in small shop
James d on Jul 17, 2019
small shop so mobile bases are essential
ERIC S on Jul 17, 2019
This looks like it will work fine in my compact shop area to allow me to move my power tools around easily.
Patrick L on Jul 16, 2019
I have a number of these in my shop. Work great for me.
James U on Jul 16, 2019
Good luck with HTC in past. Sale price was great!
George B on Jul 16, 2019
New floor standing drill press needs to be moved around.
Kenneth J C on Jul 16, 2019
Current promotion made it affordable
Joseph D on Jul 16, 2019
Love these rolling bases. Already have a few of them for shuffling tools around my small shop area. Makes having a small shop with lots of tools more tolerable!
ERIK S on Jul 15, 2019
I already owned one of this and I love it
Carlos H R on Jul 15, 2019
I have several large tools I want to move around my small shop
Stacey V on Jul 13, 2019
Combination of cost and positive reviews
James L on Jul 12, 2019
For lathe table and wood milling table
GW on Jul 12, 2019
Need for a planer currently on a stand and not mobile.
Kenneth S on Jul 11, 2019
I previously bought 1 of these for my table saw and it works so good I am getting another for my router table.
Denis M on Jul 9, 2019
I already own a couple and they definitely make life easier!
Kudla B on Jul 7, 2019
Moving my 1964 Craftsman cast iron 150 lb table saw required a dolly and 2 people, hoping this makes it a simle easy job to move it around the shop.
Garry M on Jul 6, 2019
I need a mobile base for my bandsaw and it was on sale.
Thad R on Jul 6, 2019
On sale and would fit my needs.
Kimber Hann I on Jul 6, 2019
Need it and price is good. Have had good service from Rockler before.
Douglas R on Jul 6, 2019
they work great. have one under my router table which is very heavy and can move it easily.
Jeff B on Jun 13, 2019
Have one of these already and it works great.
Walter D on May 29, 2019
need for my router tablbe
Thomas R on May 13, 2019
Every piece of equipment in my shop is on one of these mobile bases. It makes my small shop open up and equipment is so much easier to move. They are great.
Ronald R on May 9, 2019
Need it
E B on Apr 26, 2019
Small shop so i need band saw to be mobile.
Don A. H on Mar 27, 2019
Retirement Gift for associate
JOhn M on Mar 6, 2019
Get all my power tools mobile in my garage workshop.
Everett on Jan 23, 2019
Small stand accommodation, and weight handling capacity. Sale price.
Stuart on Dec 24, 2018
I picked this item because it is perfect for my bandsaw for me to move around in my shop, plus it had an awesome price. Thanks
robert h on Dec 20, 2018
This item met my weight, size & needs
Bill on Dec 20, 2018
appropriate size, accommodates adequate weight, on sale
Melinda Black on Dec 17, 2018
It needed it for my small table saw and it was the least expensive.
Janetis V on Dec 14, 2018
Have found in the past that Rockler carries quality products.
CAROLYN P on Nov 26, 2018
need to move power tools in shop
Deve D on Nov 25, 2018
I already have 2 of these. They are great for scroll saws, stationary belt sanders, etc that are not big and heavy machines. Work smoothly and very adjustable. Now #3 is on the way.
Richard M on Nov 25, 2018
Have a couple. Needed another. Good unit, works well.
Lucky G on Nov 25, 2018
already using two of these and very happy with how they work.
Bruce D on Nov 25, 2018
My new Rikon bandsaw is around 200lb. This base is rated up to 400lb. Should work just fine for my small shop !
James A on Nov 25, 2018
Looks like a good product I need mobility for some of my tools.
Ronald H on Nov 25, 2018
I am reconfiguring my workshop and mobility is the key to best layout and utility. This caster system is the best I have seen for heavy tools that need stability when in use.
marcs4095 on Nov 25, 2018
Low price. Easy locking wheel system.
Michael F on Aug 1, 2019
Don W on Jul 31, 2019
Will this fit the Rikon 10-324 14” bandsaw?
Rodney E on Dec 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Worked on mine - very stable and easy to use.
Hope this helps.
When stationary how much is a tool raised above the floor?
Paul S on Nov 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you take the leveling feet off of the tool base the tool won't be raised at all.
If you leave the feet as they are the tool will be about 1/2" higher.
my bandsaw base is 33"x 33". Do you sale a portable base that will work?
Steve B on Jan 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have used several of these stands on floor model equipment from drill presses, planers, to 10'" table saws they are adjustable to various base sizes. They are excellent for tools that require moving in order to access to use.
Can this be expanded to a 24 x 60 rectangle?
Larry on Nov 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: i used angle iron to expand a side.just replace the bars that come with it with angle iron. just need to drill the holes as needed. keep the weight over the plates that support the casters
the description states 4 wheels,the list of whats included says 2 wheels.. does this actually come with 4 wheels?
amber b on Jul 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. 2 wheels are fixed to the frame on the rear corners. The other two wheels are attached to the assemblies that raise the frame when the levers are engaged to make the unit mobile. Hope this helps.
Will this base fit a 28 inch x 36 inch base table saw? That is not clear from the technical description.
Constance C on Apr 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If we are talking about the same product, I don't think you will be able to adjust the rails out to accommodate the 36" distance. I have 6 of the in my small shop (so I can move things around) and the one under my big table-top bandsaw is maxed out at about 33". There may be another model for larger tool stands, but I'm not sure.
can it adjust 22X 191/2 ?
Donald S on Jul 19, 2018
I'm buying it for use with a cheap table saw. I think it weighs around 40 lbs. Is there a minimum tool weight that this base needs for the casters to lock in the mobile position?
JOSEPH C on Dec 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: should work fine. no minimum weight. when the raising lever is released, the base sits on rubber blocks. should keep 40 lb saw stationary
our online prices available in stores?
Jon M on Jun 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the prices should be the same.
On the PM1000 do you sell the casters by themselves?
Tim A on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: it comes withe the set.. rocker has a dozen or so different kinds of wheels