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Just cut a sheet of plywood to whatever size you need and fasten the hardware to the corners for a smooth-rolling mobile base.

Port-A-Mate PM-1100 Plywood Mobile Base Kit

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56203
Rating:
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Port-A-Mate PM-1100 Plywood Mobile Base Kit

Building your own custom-sized mobile base is easier than ever with the Port-A-Mate PM-1100 mobile base hardware kit. This sturdy, affordable hardware lets you build a base of any size by simply adding a sheet of 3/4'' plywood in whatever dimensions the machine requires. There are no complicated adjustments, a common annoyance with steel frames, and assembly is as easy as can be. To shift from stationary to mobile mode, simply step on the two pedals to raise the machine onto the casters. Perfect for band saws, table saws, sanders, drill presses, jointers and planers weighing up to 400 pounds. Two swiveling casters and two fixed casters for easy mobility and steering. Rubber leveling feet provide stability and help to reduce vibration in stationary mode.

(1) Port-A-Mate Mobile Base Kit
More Information
Brand Portamate
Manufacturer Part Number PM-1100
Weight 11.4000
Tech Spec
  • Material: Steel
  • Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
Technical Documents
4.7 / 5.0
46 Reviews
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5 star mobile base!
I iked this product so much that I bought 3. Solid construction well designed and moves my band saw, jointer and 6" belt sander with ease.
With 3/16"x1-1/4" flat steel bolted on levers.
With 3/16"x1-1/4" flat steel bolted on levers.
August 18, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Porta mate
Purchased 3 kits for Craftsman Band saw, my table saw and drill press. I can now move what i need where I need it. they were all different sizes and hard to move.
August 15, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I have five
These are great. I have used them to make my whole shop mobile. easy to use, work great, really glad I found these.
August 14, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Mobility after 20 years!
Good product. Easy to install. Band saw is mobile now. Very happy with this product.
August 13, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Creates great platform for my jointer.
Great platform for my jointer. It’s heavy and these make it easy to move. They are easy to move into the “roll” position and lock securley in the “stationary” position. Will buy again when needed
August 13, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It helps to read the directions first.
Solid product. Used it on a combo sander with cabinet. Size was 12 x 18 so most other products wouldn't fit it. This worked great. Read the directions. It seemed pretty intuitive but I had to undo and redo a couple of times.
July 24, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great help for a small shop
This was my third set in an effort to make a small shop more user friendly. Especially like the low profile and the flexibility to build the size needed.
June 23, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
great base for an old Craftsman jointer
Bought it. Assembled it. Put the ol' jointer atop it. Couldn't be happier. Solid as a rock and LOVE the mobility it affords. Have the Grizzly tablesaw mounted on a Shop Fox mobile base and will be adding another Bora to replace the Fox -- I like it just that much!
June 15, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Makes moving the table saw around, so much easier.
June 9, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Portamate and tablesaw a perfect match
The portamate was just what I needed. It made moving my table saw 10 times easier.
May 19, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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Because it will allow to custom fix the bases to my equipment easily.
Gordon K on Sep 13, 2018
Because of the reviews the product receives
Ed R on Aug 8, 2018
Because it will allow to custom fix the bases to my equipment easily.
Gordon K on Sep 13, 2018
To fit several items that don’t fit other mobile bases
John H on Aug 19, 2018
Because of the reviews the product receives
Ed R on Aug 8, 2018
I added to the large router table I made and it is too bulky to move around without a mobile base.
Ronald L on Aug 1, 2018
Veracity
Kenneth on Aug 1, 2018
Simple, easy and adaptable
Bill J on Aug 1, 2018
For my planer
MICHAEL K on Aug 1, 2018
Have a couple of machines that i need to be mobile and this seems perfect.
Albert B on Jul 23, 2018
Quality, reasonable price and free shipping.
Art Z on Jul 23, 2018
versatility and economy
Lawrance G on Jul 22, 2018
I have 2 of these and they work great.
Pat M on Jul 22, 2018
To move and old table saw
Bernard R on Jul 21, 2018
Easy and inexpensive way to add mobility to a stationary work table
Timothy C H on Jul 20, 2018
Hoping to use it on a workbench. Garage is crowded and I need things mobile.
Rev Jim on Jul 3, 2018
I've used this base on other large power tools and find that it works better than most others.
Mike R on Jun 28, 2018
Good price. Good reviews.
Robert J. B on Jun 25, 2018
Like Port-A-Mate products and like mobility. Thought I'd give these a try.
Keith B on Jun 11, 2018
I'm going to rig up a mobile platform for a drum-set in our local school, so the students can move all (or most) of the pieces from the bandroom to the stage more quickly, and perhaps without even disassembling the set. A market product (the only one common to school usage) is over $1200. I'm sure they'll appreciate it as a donation.
Robin L on Jun 1, 2018
positive customer reviews and price
Jeff P on May 31, 2018
For my table saw
Sylvio B on May 30, 2018
for the portability to be able to move my electronic drum kit when I need to.
bruce c on May 30, 2018
It appears to be a sturdy mobile base which I am currently in need of.
Jesus C on May 30, 2018
Good quality - Good price at $51.99 - Second Purchase of this Item - Fast Shipping - Satisfied Customer
Doug C on May 24, 2018
To install on my table saw and band saw
KALIB B on May 23, 2018
To move my table saw around my shop
Rhett G on May 20, 2018
This kit will let me make a mobile base for a tool stand that I couldn’t fit with casters.
Bryan B on May 14, 2018
Purchased one of these a few weeks ago, worked so well I decided to put another one under my drill press.
dan r on May 14, 2018
Its versatility matched my functional requirements.
Dan C on May 10, 2018
To put my Router Table on
Daniel C on May 5, 2018
Should work for what I need
dan r on May 2, 2018
updating shop need base for saw
Ronald G on Apr 27, 2018
Have 2 and they are really nice.
Jim S on Mar 20, 2018
Need mobility for my Delta Planer
Roy H on Jan 17, 2018
couldnt find rail system that stretched to size needed
John F B on Jan 12, 2018
I need this for my portable table saw to make it safer.
Patrick H on Jan 2, 2018
Needed it
John B on Dec 21, 2017
Perfect for my Sears Lathe, it is a bear to move around now it will be easier.
Thomas L on Nov 6, 2017
Good reviews,good price
David H on Oct 22, 2017
This will be my 5th unit. I have my radial arm saw, jointer, vertical bandsaw, horizontal bandsaw all on the port-a-mate mobile bases. Sturdy and mobile, great for small shops
John P on Oct 12, 2017
Price and free shipping. Rockler pricing is better than Woodcraft and Grizzly on-line pricing for same of similar product.
Kenton R M on Sep 29, 2017
I spent a lot of time looking for a way to be able to move my drill press and band saw around my workshop and these seemed to fit the job.
Richard K on Sep 28, 2017
The 4-wheel stability is beteer than the 3-wheel I currently have.
Jim S on Sep 27, 2017
Fit my need
Karl W on Sep 26, 2017
moved to smaller home and need to make tools mobile
James E on Sep 16, 2017
It will make a convenient base for my scroll saw setup.
Ronald O on Sep 11, 2017
Have a stand for my belt/disc sander that has angled legs but I want to make mobile
Francis K on Sep 11, 2017
Very well made and heavy duty. I needed one for my planer stand.
fred on Aug 28, 2017
Needed a way to move a narrow base very heavy dining room table
L on Aug 4, 2017
Need a mobile base for my drill press.
John S on Aug 1, 2017
I just built a new workshop and want to add portability to my bandsaw, lathe and jointer. This product is reasonably priced for my needs.
Bob J on Jul 27, 2017
To fit several items that don’t fit other mobile bases
John H on Aug 19, 2018
I added to the large router table I made and it is too bulky to move around without a mobile base.
Ronald L on Aug 1, 2018
how high is the machine when sat down in stationary position?
Mack D. on Feb 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can adjust the height by using the rubber feet that are situated on the foot pedal side. That being said, the minimum additional height this product added to my table saw was 3/4 inch
Can this be used with a base thicker than 3/4 plywood? I am wanting to building a base for two large lateral filing cabinets that are back to back. I don't think the plywood is enough to support that weight over that big of a stretch. Is there a way to at least make a 2x4 frame to go around the plywood?
Evan W on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The brackets actually sandwich the ply between them...I would think you could use thicker lumber as long as you were able to get some longer screws to secure the top bracket to the bottom...the bottom bracket is threaded so it would just be a matter of drilling the holes in the lumber. Another thought would be to use angle iron or something like that to reinforce the plywood bottom, just run it along the edges between the brackets.
are the wheels non marring
wheels ?
Mack D. on Feb 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Short answer is no. The wheels are a relatively hard plastic that could scuff up a floor if the tool you had on it were heavy enough. However, you'd have to be pushing the tool perpendicular to the way the wheels roll (ie the wrong way) to make it scratch. My floors show scuffs and scars easily and I've yet to have any problem with the wheels digging in.
Could this be used under for a small, front-loading washing machine so it could be moved for maintenance reasons? Would the base stay stable during a spin cycle?
Alec B on Nov 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would think so. I have mine under my table saw cabinet with a 3/4 inch plywood bottom and I have had no issues with that set up moving around. Of course a washing machine spinning is different from a table saw which basically runs in one direction. I get what you are trying to do and I would go for it...because I think it would work fine....the feet on the port-a-mate are rubber like....the wheels are plastic..but once you lift the levers...everything sits solid on the feet....also the weight of the washer would help to keep things in place.
can the hardware be attached directly to an enclosed steel machine base without using the plywood?
Butch R on Sep 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The wheel brackets were designed to bolt to the four corners of a piece of plywood but if you had a box or cabinet, I guess you could bolt it right to that. You would have to drill bolt holes in the bottom of the box to attach..
are the lever you press down metal or plastic ?
Mack D. on Feb 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Very durable and heavy metal a good idea and good service reps, but the unit will need enough weight to make it work properly...I used 50 lbs and its ok now
How do you use the pm-1100 for a lathe?? the pictures are confusing
douglas k on Oct 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used mine for a cabinet. But it seems to me that you would assemble the kit to desired size and set the lathe into the corners of the bsse. Another idea is to assemble to size then cut a 3/4” piece of plywood and set it into the base THEN set the machine into the base
What is the diameter of the casters and are they equipped with axle bearings or bushings? (These details should be in the main description.)
Bill R on May 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The wheels are 7/8 x 3" hard plastic and looks like they have bushings. They are more than adequate for wheeling across my concrete floor.
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