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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:
92% 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
Manufacturer Part Number No
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"
Tech Docs No
4.6 / 5.0
165 Reviews
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Well made.
Recommend. Works well under my 14" bandsaw.
September 8, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Small Shop Must Have
My shop's small size indicates that all large tools be on mobile bases. After researching multiple bases at all price points I decided to order this base. The price seemed reasonable and if it functioned as stated........it would be a good value. I planned to use it to mobilize an old jointer I just finished restoring. Instructions could be better, but there aren’t too many parts so it was obvious how the various components went together. After assembly, loaded on the jointer...... couldn’t be more pleased! The front, fixed wheels seemed a little questionable as I couldn’t determine if they have steel axels or just rely on heavy plastic to support the weight......time will tell. Overall very pleased.
Mobile base from back of jointer.
Mobile base from front of jointer.
September 1, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I would recommend this mobile base. Good quality and easy to adjust.
August 26, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Works very smooth, the only concern I have is when you unlock one wheel at a time the bandsaw tilts slightly.
Easy to put together, although lots of bolts to tighten. Rolls very easily. Locks and unlocks easy and smooth. I places the locking wheels to the side instead of in front because od the height and weight of the saw. Good suggestion in the assembly pamphlet.
August 20, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to assemble and sturdy enough to support the jointer.
Easy to assemble and sturdy enough to support the jointer
August 13, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Recommend this product.
Worked great with my Jet 14” Deluxe Pro Bandsaw. Well made and went together easily. The Deluxe Pro came with outriggers, that I had to modify, but this was specific to this saw, your saw may not have these. I would recommend this product.
July 28, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
" More Room for Small Shop "
This has made a big difference in my small shop. I set my band saw up on these wheels and have freed up a lot more room in
shop as I can easily move saw in various places to more make
room for longer pieces of wood and other projects. One nice
feature is I can roll my saw outside on the driveway and saw all
day without the dust. Makes for a cleaner shop. Great investment!
July 12, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Mobility
Bought this for my Grizzly 24" Drum Sander. It works like a dream. Easy to move around the shop. I just ordered 2 more for my Cabinet Saw and my Grizzly Band saw.
July 7, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great Base !
Took about an hour and a half for assembly. Works fantastic ! Should have bought one sooner. I will be purchasing another for my jointer.
July 4, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Mobile base for ceramic kiln.
Great product, easy to assemble, I am using this base to move my ceramic kiln aproxamatly 250lb glides like no weight at all.
July 3, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Band saw base
James O on Aug 17, 2018
band saw
Gregory R on Aug 3, 2018
Band saw base
James O on Aug 17, 2018
Craftsman table saw
Jeff T on Aug 9, 2018
band saw
Gregory R on Aug 3, 2018
TO MAKE MY RADIAL ARM SAW EASY TO MOVE AROUND
Robert M on Jul 27, 2018
Have one an liked it.
James C on Jul 23, 2018
Looks easy to use and install .
Kevin B on Jul 16, 2018
Need to move the bandsaw and the combo sander.
Rev Jim on Jul 3, 2018
Worried about the weight limit of the casters on my table saw.
Charles L on Jun 17, 2018
I already purchased one for my 24" drum sander and it works great. This will be for my Cabinet Saw.
David H on Jun 14, 2018
Finally time to be able to move table saw the easy way!
Douglas H on Jun 10, 2018
Have a band saw that needs to be moved around.
Stephen H on Jun 8, 2018
Needed an affordable base.
Stan Z on Jun 5, 2018
Need
Robert B on Jun 3, 2018
Have a small working area and the Power Tool Mobile Base will allow me to move my band saw
around and give me more space to work in other
areas.
Steve on May 30, 2018
Positive reviews
Mark P on May 30, 2018
I need to install my band saw on a mobile base.
Mark T on May 28, 2018
wanted heavier duty base
edwin s on May 28, 2018
Tool mobility with minimal added height and easy lifting pedals
James C on May 1, 2018
Needed for Jet Drill press. Have two other mobile bases. Price was right and quality is good.
mark k on Apr 30, 2018
I recently bought one and i’m Very happy with it. I need a second base.
James E Z on Apr 25, 2018
Needed another one
Ted H on Apr 23, 2018
Bought before
Warren W on Apr 15, 2018
I have 2 others just like this and they work just great for moving heavy woodworking tools around in my shop
Ronald H on Apr 14, 2018
have to move tools into and out of work area is small wood shop
Ramon L on Mar 25, 2018
Very good review by Stumppy Nubs.
Frank S on Feb 28, 2018
For band saw base
Greg F on Feb 20, 2018
I needed to be able to reposition my band saw frequently since I am using my shop while at the same time cleaning it up and rearranging it.
James H on Feb 19, 2018
need to move the table saw around
Wayne K on Jan 11, 2018
To use with a new floor stand drill press I received for Christmas
Gregory B on Dec 23, 2017
I needed a way to move my saw filer. This looked like it would fill the bill.
Dean M on Dec 22, 2017
Versatility
Darrell C on Dec 22, 2017
I am working in a small garage and want to move my jointer planer and radial arm saw around to be able to work. I am old and they are heavy so based on the reviews I decided to give these a try.
David C on Dec 22, 2017
I think this will provide the mobility I'm looking for my joiner
Richard K on Dec 21, 2017
Customer service rep recommended this model with the 650 lbs rating. Plus this item was on sell.
Frank P on Dec 19, 2017
My husband has one of these and wanted another one.
Jill O on Dec 17, 2017
I needed something for my bandsaw
Peter J on Dec 17, 2017
I want to make my own cart for my belt sander, planer, etc. This seemed much easier to build on than buying my own separate wheels and trying to fit them to a cart I made.
Kim S on Dec 16, 2017
I have purchased this base previously. Easy to assemble, Handles weight easily, rear wheels allow for close to wall machine placement and adjustable size.
Mark R on Dec 16, 2017
I wanted a heavy duty mobile base for my new Powermatic 719T Mortiser. I have two of these bases already in my shop and think they are great.
Rob B on Dec 16, 2017
good quality and value
Darrell S on Dec 15, 2017
Needed this for my 6” joiner
Thomas G on Dec 15, 2017
Because my husband had it on his christmas list!
Vicky L on Dec 14, 2017
Need a heavy duty mobile base for my table saw. After reading reviews I was concerned that a 400lb capacity version may be too small or hard to use with my saw.
Robert B on Dec 12, 2017
I have earlier models of the Portamate PM1000. The PM2500 has superior front wheel lift mechanism.
Leon L on Dec 12, 2017
I need my table saw to be mobile in the garage.
Robert Y on Dec 9, 2017
Looks like it'll work for my bandsaw
Charlie on Dec 9, 2017
husband's choice
Regina D on Dec 8, 2017
Seemed like a sturdy construction with reasonable price.
Robert S on Dec 6, 2017
needed for craftsman radial arm saw
Daniel P. H on Dec 2, 2017
To store drum sander against wall when not needed.
Boomer on Dec 1, 2017
Craftsman table saw
Jeff T on Aug 9, 2018
TO MAKE MY RADIAL ARM SAW EASY TO MOVE AROUND
Robert M on Jul 27, 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"
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.
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
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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