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Rockler Power Tool Mobile Base Hardware

With this hardware, you can build a mobile base of any size, in whatever dimensions you need.
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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 TAUB-1
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.
Discountable Yes
4.4 / 5.0
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Good for mobile in a small shop.
February 3, 2020
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
excellent solution
Really great that you can configure this to any size. Works very well in the shop like mine where I am constantly moving around equipment.
January 28, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to configure, works with very heavy equipment
I'm using the power tool base with a 580 lb Powermatic 8" jointer, it was pretty easy to figure out the dimensions and I used scrap hardwood in my shop to size the rails for the base.
Base with 580 lb Powermatic jointer
Base with 580 lb Powermatic jointer
January 12, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect, just what I was looking for
January 7, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
My husband loves it. Makes it so much easier to move his saws around!
January 7, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I am glad I bought the base for the band saw. It made life easy for a small shop.
December 24, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockler Mobile Saw Base
Very strong and well made. Thicker and heavier than I expected. I used oak 2x2 (i.e., 1.5" x 1.5" oak) and 3/4" plywood to build the base you see in the picture. The finished mobile platform is used to hold my 275 LB Baileigh table saw, to move it within my garage and to level it with respect to the sloping floor.
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October 24, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is just the ticket if you are limited for space. It nice to be able to move my band saw with such ease. I am very happy with this product,it was easy and fun to assemble. I wood recommend this product very highly.
October 8, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Drill press dolly
It is wide enough to move my drill stand with out feat of it tipping.
August 27, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
rolling base
my small lathe fits it perfect!
August 20, 2019
7 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Great reviews and has a 600 lbs weight capacity
Nathan K on Feb 22, 2020
I have several of these. I needed one for the new large belt sander and another for the lathe so they too can easily be moved around the shop. This is the best base I have found and while more expensive is stable and solid.
Jeff S on Feb 17, 2020
Great reviews and has a 600 lbs weight capacity
Nathan K on Feb 22, 2020
Seemed like the perfect cart for my mortiser
James S on Feb 22, 2020
I have several of these. I needed one for the new large belt sander and another for the lathe so they too can easily be moved around the shop. This is the best base I have found and while more expensive is stable and solid.
Jeff S on Feb 17, 2020
My brother told me I needed it.
Thomas E B on Feb 12, 2020
Fellow wood worker likes it
peter on Jan 25, 2020
Need a configurable base for a large miter saw.
Richard N on Dec 22, 2019
Good reviews
Dean K on Dec 12, 2019
This is what my husband wanted. He even gave me a picture and the item number!
Nan W on Dec 8, 2019
This is my third purchase of this base. They are easy to build and assemble, very durable and super easy to move around. Perfect for a smaller shop!!
Michael A on Nov 27, 2019
Ideal to make heavy woodworking equipment mobile in shop.
Geoffrey W on Oct 16, 2019
I heard about you from my brother in law. He highly recommended you.
Brian S on Sep 26, 2019
To put my bandsaw on so I can move it around easier.
James F E on Sep 16, 2019
I Have one all ready - works great.
JIm H on Jul 31, 2019
Small shop. Table saw mobility needed.
Myron K on Jul 31, 2019
I have one and I liked the way it words so I bought more.
Michael A on Jul 26, 2019
I chose the Rockler Power Tool Mobile Base because it looks reasonably study, and keeps machine height close to original. The single brake caster should make usage quick and effective.
John M on Jul 24, 2019
adaptable to several tools
Charles H on Jul 19, 2019
Good price and ease way to set up flexible workshop.
Frank C on Jul 16, 2019
I have two others that work great.
Stephen B on Jul 16, 2019
To help move my band saw around the garage area
Caesar R on Jul 15, 2019
Quick set and release feature.
Skeeter on Jun 29, 2019
I have multiples of these I needed one more.
John H on Jun 19, 2019
great fathers day gift and my husband wanted it!!!
Doreen H on Jun 4, 2019
I have six of these for other power tools and like them. They work well.
James K on Apr 30, 2019
to move diy router table
Thomas M on Apr 22, 2019
good reviews-Rockler products have always reliable
Luther C on Apr 3, 2019
Table saw and band saw
Matthew D on Mar 26, 2019
I purchased one before for a large planer. This one is for a Mark VII ShopSmith I've had since 1966
Dennis N on Mar 22, 2019
I acquired this model from an oldtimer, and I have found it to be great. It is versatile and convenient. I especially like the one-pedal lift. I will continue to buy these mobile bases for all of my big tools.
Dean T on Mar 21, 2019
I needed a mobile base for a drill press and a belt sander
Brent B on Mar 20, 2019
It's the perfect base for hubby's bandsaw.
Bev D on Mar 19, 2019
Need some mobile bases for some of my equipment
Keith S on Mar 18, 2019
I have 2 others. They’re great.
Randall L on Mar 17, 2019
To move my shaper when I need to
Joseph B on Mar 17, 2019
I need it!
Marc L on Mar 16, 2019
Most bases don't fit my stand. I can make this one work.
Larry on Mar 14, 2019
heavy duty
Larry W on Mar 14, 2019
Needed to move tools in my limited shop. We'll see how it works and consider whether purchasing more would make any sense.
Lawrence K on Mar 13, 2019
wanted this item for sometime. with the drop in price had go for it.
Rich on Mar 9, 2019
my homemade one for table saw didn't work out well.
Tom B on Mar 7, 2019
Ordered to move drill press
Richard D on Mar 5, 2019
I think I'll be able to use this to make a very heavy bar that I am refinishing for my son easier to move.
George M on Mar 3, 2019
Need mobile base for hybrid saw
I need it
Robert G on Mar 3, 2019
Looks simple and effective.
Anthony N on Feb 28, 2019
Needed a Mobile Base for my Table Saw
John H R on Feb 27, 2019
size flexibility
David S on Jan 8, 2019
best options for the price.
Lloyd M on Jan 6, 2019
You can make it to the size you need
Julie L on Nov 29, 2018
wanted to make my own base for my saw and these brackets are a great start
George H S on Nov 23, 2018
Seemed like the perfect cart for my mortiser
James S on Feb 22, 2020
My brother told me I needed it.
Thomas E B on Feb 12, 2020
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....................................

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.
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.
Does the big step-on caster get in your way if placed in the front of a drill press?
Robert R on Apr 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I put the step wheel in the rear of my 18" Grizzly G0514X2B Bandsaw so that I would no risk it getting in my way. You can find a link to my project assembling this Rockler mobile base using 1.5" steel tube on the woodnet forum if you search for teetomterrific and select the post with the title "Another Mobile Base Project" I think it is easier to steer from the column side of the bandsaw. I believe the same would be true of a drill press. You will want to guide the movement from where the Drill; press is heaviest so it is stable.
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 used 1.5" square steel tubing. Drilled holes in it just like I would have done the wood.
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.
I'm not happy with rear rollers on the one I built. They do not turn on bolts provided. Has anybody replaced these with good casters or wheels? Advise? Thanks!!!!
Ron C on Apr 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I haven't used mine too much but the weight of my saw appears to be right at the max for this base if not just over the limit. I treat it very carefully and move it around slowly thinking it might fail anytime. All the wheels (castors) on my base turn however.
How much weight is the step pedal capable of lifting? I ask because I weigh only 150 lbs, but would need to lift my 600 lb jointer, perhaps half of which would be borne by the pedal.
Richard C on Jan 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This tool raises my saw 2.5cm while the pedal moves 20cm suggesting a mechanical advantage of 8:1. However, when the pedal is full up, it is at 60deg from the horizontal which would reduce the force perpendicular to the pedal by half. So, I would say that, in the beginning of the stroke, the mechanical advantage would be 4:1 and increase to 8:1 as the pedal moves down. In my opinion, it would only take half of your weight to lift your joiner.
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.
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.
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.
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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