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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.
Item #
92051
Rating:
88% of 100

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.
4.4 / 5.0
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Why did I wait so long?
Once I discovered that this thing existed, I still waited, for what, I am not sure. But once I received it, cut some pallet-wood Oak for the stringers, and put it under my early 70s Delta 14" band saw, a whole new level of work flow ensued. WHY did I wait so long? Excellent strength and flexibility of sizing.
June 5, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I am not easily moved
I couldn't run my shop with out them. They give me complete flexibility with my limited floor space. And my machines are not light and easily moved. They are all retro cast iron. But these dollies get it done.
June 2, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
smooth handling
rools out the bandsaw sweetly
May 29, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Mobile base hardware can be customized to fit individual machines
I would recommend this product. It is a little tricky to size properly, but performs well once completed. I have tried other castor systems, and they all have come up short. This system has the leverage to lift a cabinet table saw or a cabinet jointer.
May 14, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
400 lb Delta Table Saw
Ordered one to test, great quality, easy to assemble and works great to move around my 10 in Delta table saw. I will be ordering two or three more as soon I get some extra cash to buy them or if they go on sale for the rest of my shop
May 5, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Mobile Base - Fits needs
This was a mobile base kit, which came with everything except wood (i used 2 pieces glued 3/4 plywoood). It works well on my table saw (SkilSaw - so not too heavy), Gives me more room in my basement workshop.
May 4, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Bought this to replace the Laguna base that I purchased with my band saw. This base is heavier gauge steel and provides a wider, more stable foot print than the Laguna base. And it's less expensive.
April 27, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Mobile base used with Jet Bandsaw
I purchased this mobile base to use with the Jet 14FSX bandsaw and it has worked very well. The kit comes with the hardware and you add the wooden supports to match the machine the base is used with (I selected Ash for the supports). Per the directions, I built the wooden supports to allow ½" of clearance in both width and length of the bandsaw base. I would recommend that two people place the machine into the base, but I was alone and was able to tilt the bandsaw and place supports underneath it that were wide enough and tall enough to allow me to roll the completed base in position under the saw before lowering it down. The foot lever quickly lifts the saw for moving and when it is set back down it is very stable. I have connected my saw to a dust collector system and recommend making your dust collector hose long enough to accommodate the range of movement of your machine. I highly recommend this mobile base.
I purchased this mobile base for use with a Jet 14FSX bandsaw and it has worked very well.
I purchased this mobile base for use with a Jet 14FSX bandsaw and it has worked very well.
April 26, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Great Base
This is a great base. You can customize the size to suit your needs. It hasn't seen a lot of work yet, but that's coming.
Hint: Use a drill press or other alignment device to drill your holes. I thought I could drill accurately by hand, but I was wrong about 1/3 of the time.
April 20, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
It was very easy to assemble and it moves my belt sander with ease.
April 17, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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Looks like it’s well made I have several other mobile bases this should work fine
Howard W on Jun 1, 2020
need to move my tablesaw around the shop
William S on May 28, 2020
Looks like it’s well made I have several other mobile bases this should work fine
Howard W on Jun 1, 2020
Simple, one-step design. Appears to be high quality.
Richardson B on May 28, 2020
need to move my tablesaw around the shop
William S on May 28, 2020
This will save me a ton of effort moving my tablesaw. Can't wait
Douglas C on May 26, 2020
Customer review
Cornelius M on May 21, 2020
I have used these bases for nearly 20 year with extreme satisfaction with their performance, durability and ease of use.
Wynn on May 15, 2020
already have one.
brian c on May 14, 2020
Purchased in past and it is a great product!
John J on May 13, 2020
I have one already and it works great
Keith N on May 12, 2020
The ability to customize the size was the clincher on this product.
MAUREEN M on May 12, 2020
I ordered one of these a 2 weeks ago, figuring I would try it out on my table saw. I like it, so now I'm ordering another for a radial arm saw.
Jay on May 7, 2020
Bought this to move the band saw around in my garage. I have to store the tools in very tight places when I need to park the cars in the garage.
Larry B on May 7, 2020
Fits my needs
Gerald W on May 7, 2020
I have several tools using the mobile base. It is easy to use to move my machines and locks easily.
Stephen B on May 5, 2020
To move my planer in place when I need and out of my way when I don't.
Erick R on May 4, 2020
to move my cabinet saw
Donald S on Apr 27, 2020
I have several
Richard H D on Apr 24, 2020
I need a mobile base for my 14 inch band saw. My shop is getting crowded and mobility is becoming essential. This is economical and will be perfect for this application. I will use Pallet wood Oak for the runners for strength.
Wayne D on Apr 16, 2020
More expensive all metal frames are limited in size adjustments
Kenneth L H on Apr 12, 2020
Special measurements for drill press
ralph b on Mar 31, 2020
inexpensive and adjustable
ANDREW L on Mar 31, 2020
I felt that the construction was higher quality than other brands I researched.
Jeffrey M on Mar 30, 2020
I visited your brookfield store on my way to the tool show in Milw over a month ago It was my first time and your salesman was very good. I am retired now and plan to get back into wood working since no kids in college etc.
Gary O on Mar 29, 2020
I can use this to make sure it fits any of my equipment
Daniel M on Mar 26, 2020
Exactly what I need for my drill press and bandsaw. It's Rockler, so I know it will work.
Darrell L on Mar 24, 2020
i have a Delta 50-345 and this looks just like it. Only bought from Rockler due to free freight offer
vincent l on Mar 23, 2020
make my shop more mobile
CLARENCE N on Mar 22, 2020
After shopping around for similar bases, I decided on yours based on design.
Jeffrey B on Mar 20, 2020
High quality and on sale
Michael G on Mar 20, 2020
Customizable. Handles heavy items to 600 pounds. Steers easy in a lifted position and is stable in parked position.
TerryH on Mar 17, 2020
Make to fit my saw
Otis B on Mar 15, 2020
Needed to move my bandsaw easily
Thomas B on Mar 14, 2020
I needed a mobile base for my JET bandsaw
Francis G on Mar 6, 2020
Move Planner
IRVING M on Mar 4, 2020
Jointers are heavy.
Thomas Moore O on Mar 3, 2020
recommended by a friend
Kimberly S on Mar 1, 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
Simple, one-step design. Appears to be high quality.
Richardson B on May 28, 2020
This will save me a ton of effort moving my tablesaw. Can't wait
Douglas C on May 26, 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....................................

BC
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.

BC
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.
Could you make the stretchers out of laminated plywood? Because my 3/4" isn't really 3/4" I was thinking I'd glue up some 3/4 - 1/4 - 3/4 to get me just over the needed size, and then trim down to exact dimensions. I feel like that would be adequate, maybe even stronger?
T I on Mar 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: i used oak hardwood for my mobile base, but see no reason to rule out plywood
I use my mobile base on a Jet table saw, and find it very convenient to move the saw into and out of storage. The total weight of the saw is well distributed directly over the steel frame members, and the wood stringers just hold things together. They bear little if any of the weight.
I’d definitely try plywood, especially if it’s a choice between using some plywood scraps versus paying for new lumber!
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.
Has anyone used this for a workbench to make it mobile?
Tom B on Apr 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I used for power tools, but I don't see why it couldn't be used for a mobile workbench platform. Would take a bit of creative building of workbench or creative attachment of existing workbench. Also the strength of the platform depends on length of stringers in base. Longer stringers, more chance to sag in middle. Might need to be reinforced with steel. Good luck.
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.
Can you please tell me what is the diameter of the wheels? Anyone have any idea how this product compares to the similar Delta product? Thanks.
Daniel S on Mar 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The pivot wheel as well as the two stationary wheels are all 3" diameter. I have 10 large major power tools all on the rockler power tool mobile base. This also makes cleanup of one's workshop a little easier. They are not only convenient, but well worth the money. Hope this helps you. Thomas
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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