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PM2500 Power Tool Mobile Base

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

  • 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"
4.6 / 5.0
264 Reviews
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Works superbly
It was straightforward to set up and makes moving my table saw around so much easier. Wish I’d done it years ago!
September 24, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great
Works great. Bought two: bandsaw and board planer. What used to be luxuries, help keep me in the shop with a bit of age!
September 13, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very Solid
I am using this for a heavy duty drill press. The materials in the mobile base are thick and strong, and it assembled easily once I determined the dimensions and decided where to put the lifting casters. The only hard part was lifting the drill press to set it on the base. This is one of the best mobile bases I've purchased, if not THE best.
September 12, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
It's fabulous!
Set up was easy and it's a very sturdy product!
September 5, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great!
I replaced an old diy mobile base on my drill press with the PM2500 mobile base. It glides around the garage floor effortlessly.

Unexpectedly surprise: I was able to line up the holes in the bottom of the corner plates with the mounting holes in the drill press base without having to add a layer of plywood. Awesome. Just used the bolts I already had.

The mounting holes on the sides of the rails are elongated and are on 1" centers. It's fairly adjustable.
Drill Press Mobility!
Drill Press Mobility!
August 11, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Everything I dreamed of and more!
This mobile base is amazing I wish I had ordered 2 of them! It's super easy to flip the levers up and move and it was easy to put together!
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Added Jul 9, 2019
July 9, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
easy setup, steady support
assembles easily and quickly, works well for both my Jet table saw and my Craftsman radial-arm saw. excellent value item.
July 7, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
So easy to move
Easy to assemble and it glides effortlessly
July 2, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great!
June 24, 2019
4 months ago
These Floor support for heavy machinery are very valuable if you have to move the machines around for space configuration. .
June 14, 2019
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
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I saw one in use at work holding a medium duty steel cleaning tank. It looked like it would work on my table saw much better than the casters I have on it now.
Mark S on Oct 8, 2019
Already own one. now #2
Charles E on Oct 8, 2019
I saw one in use at work holding a medium duty steel cleaning tank. It looked like it would work on my table saw much better than the casters I have on it now.
Mark S on Oct 8, 2019
good reviews, good price
Steve F on Oct 8, 2019
Already own one. now #2
Charles E on Oct 8, 2019
Looks sturdy, good reviews, pedals for lifting the wheels
Byron S on Oct 4, 2019
looks like it will work.
Brad H on Oct 2, 2019
I have two and they work great, I need two more to make things work better in a small shop.
Jim T on Aug 4, 2019
Recommended for saw I purchased.
Robert S on Jul 20, 2019
Needed for my Rikon 10-324
festooladdict on Jul 4, 2019
had to move into smaller shop temporarily and needed mobility
Tim Z on Jun 2, 2019
Getting to old to horse items around.
Walter D on May 29, 2019
I have two in use needed one more for new equipment great Mobil base easy to assemble
James R on May 22, 2019
Need it for my table saw. It's missing a wheel.
Justin K on May 21, 2019
Need to move my table saw around the shop.
MICHAEL M on May 19, 2019
It had high marks
James N on May 12, 2019
Need portability for my Rikon Bandsaw
ANDY B on May 5, 2019
Wanted to have more portability in my garage workshop
James V on May 2, 2019
Heavy duty for table saw.
Keith D on Apr 29, 2019
Have one already, works great, have another cabinet tool I need to make mobile
drherc on Apr 25, 2019
I have a table saw that needs to be placed on a mobile base for moving it around in my shop.
Patsy F on Apr 24, 2019
Need a mobile base for my tablesaw. The details as described fit my needs at a reasonable price.
Ercil C on Apr 17, 2019
Needed one, this one fit my needs
Dan M on Apr 8, 2019
To make new drill press mobile in small shop
Shaun H on Feb 21, 2019
Need a mobile base under Radial Arm Saw. Chose thIs more economical base that can get out to 36”x36”. This is just to facilitate placement and do not expect to move much
Thomas T on Feb 7, 2019
Need to mobilize a table saw
Alexander P on Jan 19, 2019
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
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
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
good reviews, good price
Steve F on Oct 8, 2019
Looks sturdy, good reviews, pedals for lifting the wheels
Byron S on Oct 4, 2019
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 carefully measured the base and it raised my bandsaw 3/4 inch.
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.
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) 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.
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.
Max rectangle is stated as 20" x 36" I need 28" x 34"the square max is 36" x 36" . Can this be adjusted to my size?
Robert L on May 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I've got these and like them very much, they are very sturdy. To answer your question, I would say that if you can obtain some steel bars from Rockler or a metals supplier, you could probably make them extend out to the length you need. I would make sure that they will be long enough to extend into the existing bars by at least 4 holes on each end. I would put 2 bolts at the ends just to make sure you have the support for the additional length. Make sure the new bars are at least the same thickness all the way around or possibly a little thicker. You also need to make sure that whatever you add to the base, is within the weight limit. I have 5 of them and like them very well. Best of luck.
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!
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.
How well will this base for a Jet 1221 lath?
John E on Mar 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I really enjoy being able to easily move my laguna table saw and band saw in my small shop
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.
Is there a mobile base that expands to a rectangle 22” by 54” ?
Curtis B on Sep 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Don't think this goes that far out. I found my base to be a great addition to my shop.
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.