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Simply step on the levers to roll heavy machines of up to 650 pounds easily around your shop.

PM2500 Power Tool Mobile Base

Item #
54480
Rating:
94% of 100
PM2500 Power Tool Mobile Base PM2500 Power Tool Mobile Base Portamate PM2500 Heavy Duty Adjustable Mobile Base
PM2500 Power Tool Mobile Base

Small shops and garage shops always have the same challenge—how to use every square inch of available space. With the PM2500 adjustable mobile base, that challenge is infinitely easier. The base features smooth-rolling casters that let you wheel your bandsaw, table saw, sander, drill press, jointer or planer into prime real estate when needed, and against the wall for storage. The base is sturdy, easy to assemble, and adjusts in 1" increments to fit virtually any woodworking machine from 12" x 12" up to 36" x 36". Large, industrial-grade metal foot-operated levers lock your machines to the floor a mere 3/4" above the ground for maximum stability and a comfortable working height.


Features:
  • Non-marking 3" rubber wheels
  • Oversized solid steel foot levers
  • Metal locking mechanism for maximum strength
  • 2-point rubber leveling feet
  • Heavy duty channeled side rails with durable powder-coated finish
(1) PM2500 Power Tool Mobile Base
More Information
Brand Portamate
Weight 18.4500
Tech Spec
  • Load Rating: 650 lbs.
  • Adjustment Range: 12" x12" to 36" x 36"
  • Maximum Rectangle: 20" x 52"
  • Adjustment Increment: 1"
4.7 / 5.0
225 Reviews
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Great on sale item
Everything I expected. Great when on sale.
January 16, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Best
I ordered another one after putting this under my bandsaw, works great for moving it around since I have limited space. Was easy to assemble and works well.
January 15, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
PM2500 power tool base
I love the this mobile base. It's works really well in my shop.
January 14, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Mobile base
I bought this base for my Powermatic bandsaw to make it portable. My homemade one was unstable and this works great. With the swivel and locking casters, it makes it very convenient.
January 14, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Sturdy and smooth
Sturdy enough for my old school (heavy) contractor saw and moves around smoothly. Directions for screw placement could have been a bit clearer. Overall, I am happy.
January 12, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
Works perfectly for 300 pound planner.
January 4, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Mobile base
I am thrilled with this base - I set it up for my belt/disk sander, and I am able to move it around quickly and easily to get to my mobile wood storage. The foot locks are very easy and reliable to use. I plan to get another one for the Scout Camp bandsaw.
January 3, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Price was right --- very pleased with how easy I can move my table saw now
January 1, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great piece of equipment
Works just like it was advertised
December 28, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Rolling power tool base
The base ease easy to assemble and provided a much sturdier base than on first impressions. Very easy and convenient to move tools around the shop. A must for folks with limited space who have to shuffle things around.
December 27, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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On sale and quality
John G on Dec 24, 2018
Features, and reviews. Sale price shortened my search !!
James W on Dec 17, 2018
On sale and quality
John G on Dec 24, 2018
The size and capacity as well as the sale price made it an easy choice
John C on Dec 17, 2018
Features, and reviews. Sale price shortened my search !!
James W on Dec 17, 2018
Value & number of 5 Star reviews.
Michael Z on Dec 16, 2018
My husband asked for it for Xmas
Cheryl C on Dec 13, 2018
My husband asked for this as a Christmas gift.
Lynn S on Dec 12, 2018
Needed for table saw, looked at others and for the price this one is the best
Ray E on Dec 10, 2018
I need a mobile base for my drill press
Craig R on Dec 10, 2018
good ratings 600 lb capacity
Arthur W on Dec 9, 2018
FOR HUSBANDS SHOP CHRISTMAS PRESENT
CATHY R on Dec 7, 2018
Ease of moving equipment and price.
Gary R on Dec 6, 2018
My trusty old Craftsman table saw needs a better base.
James L on Dec 4, 2018
Reviews and intended function of product... move around heavy equipment in shop.
Jeff J on Dec 4, 2018
Ordered 2 others worked so well ordered more to put some more of my equipment on these great mobile bases.
Bill H on Dec 1, 2018
My garage is my workshop. I need to be able to easily move my table saw.
Everett Smith V on Nov 30, 2018
I know this is a heavy duty base at a fair price
Richard K on Nov 30, 2018
I have two machines in my shop that are not mobile and are heavy. This base will fit them perfectly.
Scott S on Nov 29, 2018
RECOMMENDED
Jorge N on Nov 27, 2018
To make my table saw and shaper more mobile.
Dann L on Nov 27, 2018
Have the need and the reviews were all positive.
William H on Nov 27, 2018
Place under drill press in garage for easier moving.
Lawrence H on Nov 26, 2018
Good reviews.
Richard B on Nov 26, 2018
to move table saw around shop
stewart m on Nov 26, 2018
have a big table saw to move
Deve D on Nov 25, 2018
Looking for something to make my table saw mobile
TODD G on Nov 25, 2018
It was suggested at the store.
sean M on Nov 24, 2018
I bought 1 already and liked how it worked. Bought these two to change out the ones that did not work well!
Tom N on Nov 24, 2018
Needed a way to facilitate moving a router table because of a shortage of space.
Fred S on Nov 24, 2018
this is our second one. perfect for heavy items
Melissa B on Nov 23, 2018
For disc sander
MANUEL A on Nov 23, 2018
To move appliances in my training center
David B on Nov 22, 2018
Gift
mireya a on Nov 22, 2018
improvements in shop
Richard R on Nov 22, 2018
Needed for Drill Press
RON H on Nov 21, 2018
boss asked for it
Jessica M on Nov 21, 2018
It seems to have the capacity I need for my band saw.
John M on Nov 21, 2018
need bases for new shop moving sander easily and band saw
craig f on Nov 20, 2018
Need to mobilize my 14" bandsaw and price was right
Jeffrey A on Nov 19, 2018
Needed portability for radial arm saw.
Rodger S on Nov 18, 2018
Good price, to fit new Rikon band saw.
Dan L on Nov 17, 2018
Sale price. I’ve been waiting for this to go on sale.
James C on Nov 15, 2018
Rikon 10-324 didn't come with one
Charles K on Nov 15, 2018
It is EXACTLY what I have needed and did not know existed in this configuration. Thanks to your email I now will have it.
Rory T on Nov 15, 2018
I am rearranging my Garage and needed a way to move my sander when I need it. all my other tools are on rolling bases.
Ronald E J on Nov 14, 2018
Was planning on building these out of wood, but this is going to be ideal for my garage.
Rick on Nov 14, 2018
To move my table saw around in my shop
Ryan P on Nov 14, 2018
Small shop that requires moving tools into a working configuration
William O on Nov 12, 2018
Looks like a better set up than the one where you need to cut your own wood frame.
RONALD C on Nov 12, 2018
Need to easily move band saw around my small shop. Good Reviews and on sale.
Phil W on Nov 12, 2018
Exactly what I have been looking for to move around my table saw in a crowded garage!
Michael T on Nov 11, 2018
The size and capacity as well as the sale price made it an easy choice
John C on Dec 17, 2018
Value & number of 5 Star reviews.
Michael Z on Dec 16, 2018
Will the movable base fit a table saw base 32 X 24"? Thank you.
Robert W on Nov 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can adjust the mobile base in 1" increments to that size. Keep in mind which side of the table saw you want the foot pedals on. Make them easily accessible.
When first installed, how much does it raise the machine from its current height off the floor?
R P on Nov 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I estimate about 3/4"
Are the adjustments independent in the 2 axis? I.e. can it be a rectangle
Cathy F on Oct 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be adjusted to a rectangle. Although the photo doesn't show them very well, steel straps with holes spaced about an inch apart are bolted to each of the corners. The corners are positioned as desired and then bolts are run through matching holes in the straps and give the base a wide range of adjustment
How do i mount a table saw on the mobile base pm2500,will it be necessary to lift the saw onto the base?
john f on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you build the base in 2 halves, lift up one half of the saw, slide part one in, then lift the other half of the saw, side part 2 in and then bolt them together it should be minimal effort. You do need some clearance to add the bolts in and this will depend on what your saw base looks like.
Are the two non-lift wheels always engaged? In other words only the front wheels come off the floor when in the stationery position?
Randy W on Nov 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That is correct. It is still stable but depending on the tool you may have to weight it down if it’s something you push against (like a portable table saw). Overall the stand works well.
will this work for a unisaw?
chuck g on Dec 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Chuck, I bought this base for my 14" Jet band saw (240lbs)....works great for that. IMHO the UNISAW (over 624lbs) is waaaay too heavy for that base. Right at it's weight limit....(like climbing a ladder rated for 250lbs and you weigh 265). When I let the band saw down, it bangs down slightly. If it were a UNISAW it would crash down on the base...and I doubt you could lift the UNISAW back up with the pedals on the PM2500 without a struggle. I have a new UNISAW and I bought the Delta base that goes with my saw. That is the only way to go unless you're handy enough to weld up your own mobile base for it...Others have said the PM2500 works but I would not go there. I also like the fact that the Delta base supports the table as well. I have the Delta 36-L336 36" unisaw which requires the 50-2000 base...Scott
Will PM2500 work for a drill press or would the drill press be to top heavey?
William H on Nov 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: At rest, it should be nearly as stable as it is when sitting directly on the floor. When moving it, it's your job to move carefully enough, and to hold the tool high enough, to keep it stable. Yeah, you can tip it over if you shove hard, but that's true if the stationary drill press too.
Has anyone experienced flexing of the base under load and dragging? I have a mobile base that does this, The band saw that i have is just under 400 lbs.
Robert on Jun 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have an early 1980's Craftsman cast iron table saw and I've replaced one of the steel wings with a cast iron router table attachment. I don't know the weights but I suspect they are higher than a typical table saw. The base works great and it is easy to use. When assembling the unit you can fine tune the mounting to any brand, it has some adjustability.
How can it adjust from 13x12 to 36x36 and also have a max rectangle 20x52? Shift parts around or must extra parts be purchased?
Robert B on Apr 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I had purchased several of these so I had extra segments left over and used them to go beyond the maximum limit. I also used a 3/4 piece of plywood for the "base" floor that added rigidity.
Don't you have to drill holes into the heavy metal legs of the table? How many holes does it take to make secure?
Tom R on Nov 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No holes needed. If you're referring to the base, it has all the holes you need. If you're referring to whatever tool you put on the base, the weight of virtually any tool (band saw or any other power tool that will fit) is all it needs to be as stable as it would be on the floor.
Is this good for a drill press?
Bob C on Nov 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It works great on my 17” free standing porter cable, makes moving it about the shop very easy
Can I make this work for a lathe that is 57” long?
Marc M on Jun 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The maximum size for this base is 20" x 52".
I have a bench tool stand Makita # 194061-1. your product is compatible?
Michel R on Jan 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased this item & found it was easy to assemble & fit my Craftsman table saw. I now have no problem moving it out of storage when I need to use.
Has anyone had a problem with the wheels getting flat spots on them due to the weight of the tool?
Dan B on May 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The wheels on my unit are OK. I have an old Sears Craftsman table saw mounted on the base and everything is great!
I have a planer with base of 48.5" x 25.5". Would this work?
William K on Jun 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The PM 2500 might handle the 24.5” width, but it won’t handle the 48.5” length. You will need a larger model.
I've got a small shop and some tools will be used against a wall. The locking lift pedals will need to be mounted in the front of the tool. Do they stick out enought to interfere with your stance while using the tool?
TXCajun on Dec 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have several of these mobile bases on power tools including jointer, table saw, mortiser, planer. I have not had any issue with interference with the locking lift pedals. The benefit of mobility in my small shop was my top priority. Also, for many pieces of equipment, the tool's table extends beyond the base of tool.
I want to lift an item (a book return cart in an elementary school) under a counter and beneath the return slot. Unfortunately, when they built this space, they did not allow for the book return to be moved on wheels (so we are unable to use it). The total space available in height is 1/34". Will this definitely work under the cart raising it up no more than 1 3/4"? Thanks.
marlav9 on Sep 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This cart only lifts my band saw up 3/8 of an inch so it should work for your purpose.
Will it fit a 21" X 36" Delta belt sander stand?
Robert M on Apr 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the size of the footprint it accepts is 36"x36". The trick is getting the machine up and onto the frame. I used levers and a couple of ramp blocks to lift the machine, one end at a time.
Has anyone else had a problem with the castors not locking down and dropping the equipment down as you are rolling?
PatrickL on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Tighten up the side bolts until the levers don't have as much play.
I own a Grizzley router table, the base measures 39 1/2 x 31. Can this base be configured to work with this table?
Lenny U on Nov 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It de pends on the s ize of the mobile base - it it fits your router table - no problem. I have these same bases for an old Delta planer that probably weights 600 pounds - no problem moving it around as long as the floor is clean.
Will the PM2500 work on a piece of equipment with a base that is 19" by 37"? Listed technical details are confusing.
Bill R on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I measured my setup and it could be easily configured for a 19"x37" base. I'll actually be making a 20"x38" setup because you need to allow room for the heads of the fasteners.
will it make a rectangle of 25x30 ?
donald d on Oct 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This mobile base will adjust by 1" increments, 12"x12" to 36"x 36" square or up to a 20"x52" rectangle. For larger footprints there is a K1218 accessory kit. It includes 2, 18" rails & 2, 12" rails and additional hardware. Logic tells me you should be ok without the additional kit, so I would try the main kit first. If for some reason it will not work you can then check into the K1218 kit. One thing I learned the hard way is to be sure you figure out which way you want the machine to roll. If you to roll the machine pushing from the front or the from the side that the base it set up properly. This is important if you want to be able to go from room to room through say a 36" wide door. I added plywood to mine, but didn't want to have to drill new holes. I hope this helps.
Will this work with new Rockler router table?
Ray J on Nov 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have this on a 6" jointer plainer which is heavier than a router table. I would say if the base fits withing the adjustment range, it should work.
Will it work with a table saw that has a 48" rip fence?
Tom M on Nov 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the size of the base of the saw - not the rip fence. I've got mine on an old Delta shop table saw and it works fine - no wobbley top at all. Plus, I can move it easily to rip in a long direction of a small shop.