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With this hardware, you can build a mobile base of any size, in whatever dimensions you need.

Rockler Power Tool Mobile Base Hardware

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This sturdy, affordable mobile base hardware allows you to build a base of any size by adding wood stretchers in whatever length you need. This adds up to big cost savings, especially when compared to large mobile bases that are ready-made. Just step on the generously-sized pedal and the mobile base raises the tool onto a single swivel caster. Tripod design allows for easy maneuverability.

(1) Set of Power Tool Mobile Base Hardware
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Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 16.8000
Tech Spec
  • Load Rating: 600 pounds
  • Mobile base raises tool approximately 3/4" off the floor.
  • 1-1/2" square hardwood stretchers supplied by user.
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4.4 / 5.0
233 Reviews
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March 19, 2018
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
makes moving easy
I have always had a problem with too much equipment and not enough room. I have 4 of these now and love them. I have them on my 10 table saw, 12" band saw , router table and 12inch planer table. I keep the tools next to wall and roll them out easily when needed. Only problem I had was getting it under the bandsaw as it weighs a couple hundred pounds. I never had a stability issue with any of the tools. Highly recommended
February 6, 2018
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great item, have used for years.
I bought this kit several years ago as I was tired of trying to move my older Craftsman table saw (with two cast iron extensions) around the workshop as I worked on different projects. I cut the wood on the table saw to be a snug fit in this hardware. Once I had it assembled and the table saw in place, I wondered why I hadn't done it years earlier. I couldn't be happier, having the ability to move the saw around for a particular cut, or just to move it aside. Very sturdy and stable. Very happy with this product!
January 8, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Heavy DUTY tool!!
I bought this and donated to my local Art League to move their clay roller (HEAVY) around the studio. I also use these mobile bases in my woodworking shop.

It’s a great tool for my tools!!
January 5, 2018
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great but after about 10 years the peddle got a little stiff, so I sprayed with some silicone. Don't do that! Now the peddle doesn't hold the saw up and I need to clean it!
December 3, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
It's doing what I asked it to do.
I'm using it for an 8" jointer, the heaviest tool in my shop. I'm not intending to move it, but I like having the ability to move it if need be.
I had to build supports longer than my first measurement due to "ears" on my jointer base, but it still works.
There is some slack between the set down onto the feet and the lift up castor, but not too much to overcome. A better design may be to have the bolts in the rails go down into the bottom of the supports rather than being horizontal, which would enable the user to to remove slack from less than tight fitting rails.
Over all, still very happy with purchase.
October 17, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Mobile base
Excellent if used with 1.5 inch aluminum. Unisaw to heavy to use 1.5 inch wood
September 1, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Simple and effective
I wanted a mobile base for my Jet Midi Lathe. Ordered this based on positive reviews and am quite happy. One needs some reasonable carpentry skills to size, cut, drill your Hardwood. Don't use pine; you need Hardwood.
July 30, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Mobile base!
I have always liked this mobile base design because of its low cost, low profile and because the wheels do not stick out where you might stub your toe or trip over them. Here is a link to my full review and build of this mobile base using steel instead of wood on the Woodnet Forum: https://forums.woodnet.net/showthread.php?tid=7330676&pid=7481919#
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June 13, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good Product
Good product at reasonable price.
May 15, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Best option for a mobile base for my new 360 lb lathe.
Granite L on Aug 10, 2018
Well I could not find a mobile base for my standing Powermatic Drill Press. This mobile will be an exact fit to my Drill Press.
Richard J on Jul 27, 2018
Best option for a mobile base for my new 360 lb lathe.
Granite L on Aug 10, 2018
Like that it can be customized to different bases of stationary tools.
Charles H on Aug 1, 2018
Well I could not find a mobile base for my standing Powermatic Drill Press. This mobile will be an exact fit to my Drill Press.
Richard J on Jul 27, 2018
2nd one I bought, sturdy and stable
Frank T on Jun 23, 2018
Good reviews and have a Dewalt cart with similar wheels that works well. Adjustable sizing.
STEPHEN B on Jun 21, 2018
I've used this base for other heavy shop tools and found it easy to assemble and it does the job.
Steve H on Mar 31, 2018
Very good selection to pick from Easy to order
Everette B on Mar 27, 2018
I have a small shop and need to be able to move my tools around.
Robert G on Mar 20, 2018
Tired of dragging my 300lbs bandsaw.
Richard F on Mar 6, 2018
Purchased to mobilize a band saw
CGT12 on Mar 4, 2018
Want to be able to easily move my band saw, and this looks like it will serve the purpose.
James I on Mar 1, 2018
I have three other and they've made my small shop much more efficient and enjoyable.
Thomas J G on Mar 1, 2018
reading reviews
Raymond G on Mar 1, 2018
A friend has one and likes it
Ronnie A on Feb 27, 2018
Great price
James W on Feb 22, 2018
This base claims to hold twice the weight as the Delta mobile base does.
Robert B on Feb 16, 2018
Best economical base found
Robert B on Feb 9, 2018
CHUCK W on Dec 22, 2017
Project for our local Elkhart Art League for a slab clay roller to move around the studio as needed.
Dwight F on Dec 14, 2017
It will make moving heavy tool stands so much easier for one person
Marion S on Dec 9, 2017
Have purchased from Rockler previously
Richard warren O on Oct 16, 2017
I am setting up my shop and I have to move some equipement myself. this looks like it will, help.
William B on Sep 20, 2017
wheel design
Stanley G on Sep 13, 2017
This item will work well with various size bases>
Joseph M on Sep 1, 2017
Need it
James K on May 4, 2017
ease of moving machines around in small shop.
joe b on Apr 27, 2017
Because it is a universal base
Mary W on Apr 24, 2017
Have installed three so far and they seem to work great. More power tools to mobilize.
Eric A on Apr 13, 2017
Reasonably priced and looks like it will do what I need.
Eric A on Mar 24, 2017
Need to be able to move my jointer and drill press.
John O on Mar 20, 2017
To be able to move around a heavy table saw on my own.
Christina E on Mar 19, 2017
Because it works.
Ying R on Mar 19, 2017
I chose this to make my Rikon 14" band saw mobile as I have a small shop. I hope it works!
Mike A on Mar 6, 2017
It is double handy!!!
David B Z on Mar 3, 2017
I have one and it works exactly the way I need it to work, so I am purchasing another
Douglas G on Feb 20, 2017
Setting up a wood shop at our church needed one
Gary J F on Feb 17, 2017
The flexibility of sizing and solid construction.
Stephen C on Feb 14, 2017
I needed to have a mobile base for my new, heavy, table saw and I could customize the size.
DAVE R on Feb 8, 2017
Was the perfect base for my jointer to make it mobile
Jim S on Jan 29, 2017
Best value, easy to assemble, works well
Stephen B on Jan 27, 2017
Price, function, and flexibility for the future.
Robert S on Jan 25, 2017
I have used this item in the past and it is fantastic!
Ron N on Jan 15, 2017
Need to move my planer
Nick S on Jan 13, 2017
I have used one like this before, the middle wheel lift is very easy to use and very easy to set back into place, much easier than others I have had.
Douglas G on Jan 4, 2017
router table
Stephen C on Jan 2, 2017
I have upgraded my table saw and this looks very sturdy. Foot lift on my other base worry me when I push down to move.
Dan E on Jan 2, 2017
My husband chose this as one of his Christmas presents.
Karen K B on Dec 18, 2016
This was purchased to hold my table saw. I had some thick pieces of lumber and ripped them to go into this base. Now the table saw is mobile (I work out of my garage) and can easily be pulled out for working and pushed back when I'm done.
The piece of wood at the front under the kick down wheel was too flexible and ended up with the rubber feet dragging when rolling. I bought a piece of flat iron, drilled 2 holes, cut 3/8" off the piece of wood and remounted. The steel helps support the saw.
STEVE L on Dec 17, 2016
I have a small garage workshop and I like to have all of my machines and storage cabinets on wheels so I can reconfigure the shop as needed.
MITCHELL C on Dec 13, 2016
Ease of moving a radial arm saw around my shop.
Michael H on Dec 1, 2016
Like that it can be customized to different bases of stationary tools.
Charles H on Aug 1, 2018
2nd one I bought, sturdy and stable
Frank T on Jun 23, 2018
What are the dimensions of the wheel?
Jessica O on Nov 20, 2015
Rockler Power Tool Mobile Base Hardware
Rockler Power Tool Mobile Base Hardware
Caster Only for Mobile Base
Caster Only for Mobile Base
BEST ANSWER: I believe it's around 3 inches. Surely, Rockler can provide a definitive answer. One point: My table saw has two feet at the back that require the front to be raised a couple of inches in order to lower their wheels to the floor. This caster didn't quite make it, so I modified it to increase the lift. Unless you can verify that you won't have a similar problem, or have machine tools that can do the heavy duty modifications, better look at a different product.
The base of my Jet Jointer has small tabs at the front and back in the middle of the bottom of the cabinet (for bolting the tool to the floor). Will these interfere with the jointer sitting on this mobile base?
A shopper on May 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That will depend on how far out the tabs extend beyond the basic outline of the base on the jointer. If the outline of the base is such that it can sit on the flats at each corner of the base where the casters are and still accommodate the tabs, I see no reason why it should not work.

Depending on the type of wood used for the wooden extensions between the base corners, it may also be possible to relieve the wooden extension pieces to allow the tabs to sit down into the wooden rails and still have enough strength in the base.

Another option is to have the extension pieces between the corner pieces where the casters are made from square steel tube cut to allow the tabs to sit flush.

I see lots of ways to make this work....................................

what is the minimum dimension base can be made (L at side rail x W at front swivel)?
H S on Jan 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The corner brackets are about 8" long in each direction. If they were butted together at the sides, the minimum dimension would be about 16" The front swivel bracket is about 3" wide so the minimum dimension across the front where the swivel is could be 19" +/-. The swivel assembly sticks out from the front about 8" if that is an issue.......................

With a narrow base, the stability of what is mounted to it has to be considered. Tall things can get top heavy on narrow bases, especially when they are moved.

How well does it lock ?
Fred B on Dec 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Very well, you disengage the wheel when the tool is in use so the base is securely on the floor. To move the tool the wheel is engaged and the base is lifted. Having only three contact points while moving does make things a bit rocky but I have never had any issues. I am using it on a jointer and a band saw, very happy.
Where can I buy the 1.5 x 1.5 inch hardwood stretchers needed to use this product? I've looked on Rockler - and not there. Do you have suggestions?
John M on Jan 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: i buy my material from my local hardwood suppiier . i am in the st.louis area so i go to st.charles hardwoods in st. peters or fenton mo. for my stand i used 8/4 maple .i buy a piece wide enough to get 4 pieces for the frame.if you have a table saw the rest is easy, h i hope this helps Norm.
Does this mobile base hardware include the caster? Or must I buy the caster separately? Thanks!
David S on Jul 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes all wheels included. The only thing you supply is the wood. I have two of these, one on my jointer and one on my bandsaw.
Which side of the mobile base do you mount the foot lift for a 14" Powermatic band saw?
3 Curious Women on Mar 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I mounted the foot lift where it would be at the back of the band saw to minimize tripping as I move around the saw for cuts or fence adjustments
Based on the video, it looks to me like the base becomes slightly tilted at the end with the locking caster. Is this the case? And if so...doesn't that mean that you would have to use the tool in the unlocked/moveable setting in order to have it level?
Joseph T on Mar 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The locking castor in the front is to lift the tool base to move the tool on the base. the locking castor is disengaged and the base rests on the rollers at the back corners and levelers on the front corners. the base sits level when equipment is in use.
Will this work for a Delta cabinet makers saw?
A shopper on May 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It really depends on the weight of the tool. I have this stand and used pcs. of oak for the rails as the saw probably 60-70 lbs. I also have the hd stand for my delta planer. Probably 200 lbs+\-. So weight of tools determines what portable stand. Hd stand has bigger/ nicer wheels.
if I was to purchase this item what type of wood would I buy and where would I get it?
James C on Apr 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used 2x2 poplar, got it from a local home improvement store. You could use 2x2 oak if you have a very heavy piece, but the poplar seems to work great for me - I'm using this as a mobile base for a table saw and it works great.
Does this permanently raise the saw 3/4” off the ground?
Ronald V on Feb 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The feet of your equipment stand fit onto the corner brackets. The only way to change the overall height of your saw/equipment would be to shorten the feet of your saw/equipment stand.
Mobility of this base from Rockler is very good. Dennis B
I have a DeWalt table saw with a stand that has 4 1" square tubular legs at a 45 degree angle to the floor. Will this saw work with this platform?
Harold R on Nov 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes first measure the width of the saw table legs at the bottom , then make the legs on the mobile stand that length , just remember the table legs set inside the mobile base.
How steep is the angle when you press the lifter? I want to use this on a table saw with a 52" extension table (SawStop Professional). The SawStop integrated mobile base says it will move the entire assembly, but I wonder whether this design will cause the extension table legs to rub against the floor.
NotHandyMan on Apr 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have this base on a Jet table saw. With a level spanning across the table top (wing to wing) there is very little difference in the angle of the table top with the lifting device up or down. I could not measure even a degree of difference between the two with one of those magnetic based protractor/angle finders.

The problem of dragging the extension table legs may be more of a problem with the floor itself. I find that even though the floor appears flat, there are places that the feet on the base will scuff as I move the saw around. This is an adjustment issue that will depend on how you set the base up.
What is the dimension from the INSIDE of each side rail to the OUTSIDE of the wheel? I need to roll a machine through a doorway, and right now there is only 2" clearance on either side. So, the additional width, allowing for the frame and the tire, has to be less than 2" on each side. Thanks for any information, or a technical drawing.
Bill L on Apr 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It's 2" wide, but the nuts on the bolts make it 2-3/8". I don't think it will fit.
Will this mobile base hardware work on a 7 ft x 3 ft workbench?
J D on Jan 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Probably not. It requires a non-standard size stringer between the pieces. I think Rockler has rollers that would work on a bench, just not these.
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