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It is a good built base and works great. Grizzly recommended this base for the saw but with the saw on the base it is not very maneuverable. I wish I would have purchase the 1200 pound rated base with the swivel locking casters it would have worked much better in my shop I think.
I bought two of these bases recently. I bought one to go with my new 17" heavy duty band saw. The second purchase was a gift for my son for his 14" band saw. We both had to make a modification to fit our saws. We had to cut down the center tubes to make the base about 1" narrower. This allowed the sides to be flush with the edges of the band saw base. The second modification I had to do to mine was to replace the clamping bolts on one side with shorter bolts. This was required so I could open the bottom door of the band saw. Otherwise, I am happy with the way it rolls and carries the saw. I also have a mobile base for my table saw. I am very happy with the ease of moving these heavy tools.
Put the mobile base under my wood planer and it works well. Only down side is that the locking feet don't retract very far and catch on larger floor seams. Otherwise it moves well on a typical cement floor.
I use these on all of my tools. Many are near a thousand pounds (if not more) and I have no doubt they can handle the weight well. The wheels on the heavier-duty bases are steel and not coated with rubber or PVC. The casters on all sizes feel well suited for the weight load. When the base is locked down, the machines feel sturdy and do not feel like they will roll away on you. They are low profile, but will raise the machine up about 5/8 of an inch. The base has a square of sheet metal at each corner for the legs of the machine to rest on. It measures about 4 1/2 inches square, so plan accordingly. Grizzly's recommendations as to which base fits which machine has been perfect. The finish is tough and overall I've been happy.
Here are some flaws:
The assembly is annoying because it requires lock nuts to be inserted backwards... meaning you need to thread the lock nuts vinyl-side first. This will likely result in cross threading. To make it work, you should thread the nut on a bolt the normal way so that it can cut the threads through the nylon. Then remove the lock nut, reverse it, and carefully rethread it nylon-side first. This is pretty time-consuming.
the tool does get recessed into the base. I've had an issue with a low door on one machine, and a "Grizzly Extreme Edition" plate positioned so low as to interfere with the recess. The solutions were simple, but buyers should be careful about it. The recess is about 2 inches, but the bolts extend above that and can interfere with low doors. I had to remove the Grizzly vanity plate on one tool, and shorten two bolts on a base for another tool. All of my other machines fit well.
When locking up the base, you thread an undersized plastic knob until the magnetic foot hits the floor. When lifting the foot, if you thread it up too far, it'll drop the foot back down. When fully lowered, the rubberized foot sticks to the floor when left supporting the weight for even short periods of time (my floor is unfinished concrete, so it's not any type of floor coating that is responsible). I've had to physically pry them up sometimes. Not a big deal, but a nuisance.
The worst thing about these bases is the clearance. One would think that lifting the machine 5/8's of an inch would give you that much clearance. However, you only have about 1/8 of an inch in clearance because the feet can only be lifted that high. I've included a picture for reference.
Despite these disadvantages, the overall quality is very good and they do feel solid and are priced well. I am glad that I have the range of bases available to move up to 1,000 pound machines around my small shop on a daily basis.
Purchased for a bandsaw. Had to elevate the saw with two layers of plywood to allow bottom door to clear the bolt heads on the base. I would be nice to have all four wheels swivel.
Works fine but bigger than the base of the sae and had to put it backwards(swivel wheel towards back) as the bolts hit the door. But works. Saw seems to sit really solid on this base.
This is an outstanding mobile base, heavy duty frame with an adjustable low profile frame that with a few twists of the adjustable screws the base becomes rigid and sturdy. You need to pay attention when lowering the bandsaw onto the base and the way the lower access door of the bandsaw swings out, the door will actually hit two bolts if you mount the saw wrong. It's not a design flaw so one needs to pay attention to this part of setting the saw into the base.
The saw is a beast and the mobile base is a must for my small shop. I would have been happier if it didn't take up so much room outside the saw base but I'm sure it makes it more stable. I haven't really used the saw yet because I'm overhauling the table saw at the same time. The setup was easy enough that I could do it using the book which says a lot these days. Very satisfied so far!
Very good machine base, easy to assemble and sturdy enough to do what I wanted.
Assembled nicely, and operates smoothly. I have my G0690 table saw on it, and it's perfect! Highly recommend -
Assembly was annoying due to the nylon insert lock nuts used as part of what holds the base in the desired dimensions.
The bolts used to lock the dimensions of the base feel like an insecure way to keep the base together. They just rely on friction on the arms of the base to prevent movement.
Maybe this is fine for all practical usages, but I feel like something better could've been done to give some warm fuzzies about its ability to stay together.
The same bolts also prevent the bottom door on my bandsaw from opening. Didn't realize that this would be a problem before placing the bandsaw on top of it.
The adjustment to raise and lower the base so that it can wheeled around requires hand adjustment (think twisting a knob), which is an annoyance.
A hole for one of the bolts to attach a wheel was not punched out. Not a huge deal, but only 3 out of the 4 bolts could be used on that wheel
A bunch of tiny annoyances which made me realized I should've looked around before just purchasing this item.
I bought this to go with the stand for a 15 in planer but it does not roll as expected, almost tipped over. I am going to replace the casters and hope it will improve. The planer is 400 lbs and the stand should be bolted to the roller frame or else it wants to tip.
This "fit" my saw, but I wasn't blown away with it. I'm sure there are others out there that are better. My saw is not one that is going to be moved around much - if ever - so it is fine. If I were constantly moving this around, the screw system for disengaging the wheels would drive me nuts. As far as how "well" it is built - it is sturdy. I have no concerns over it falling apart.
The directions are clearly Chinese written. It's about like that TV entertainment center you bought from Wal-Mart that you have to decipher and put together at home. The saw was a joy for me - this was a let down.
like everything about it except the screw to steady the saw while in use.
I have a small shop and this base makes it so easy to transition to other set ups and equipment use. Can't imagine not having this base for my table saw.
Works exactly as advertised. Was easy to setup by myself....highly recommend placing your machine (table saw for me) onto the mobile base BEFORE assembling the machine. Much easier process than trying to manhandle a fully assembled machine onto the base.
This mobile base is designed to carry a heavy load. Just don't be naive like I was and think it would be a breeze to put together. In most cases, you'll have to build this mobile base around the base of your piece of equipment if it's heavy. There are 16 bolts that require a lock nut to be threaded on backwards, through the nylon insert of the threads first, before installing them. This arrangement allows you to fasten the bolts tight to the extension rails, then lock in place via the lock nut, without making a full pass through the rail. I struggled like a fool with this for at least an hour trying to thread the lock nuts backwards before I decided to wise up and use my bench vise to pre-thread every bolt and lock nut.
So, learn from my mistake. Before doing anything, take the 16 bolts and lock nuts to a bench vise. Fasten the bolt between the jaws, and thread the lock nut on normally first! Then remove and re fasten the nuts nylon-side first. It will be much easier now because of the first pass you made persuading the nylon insert to follow the threads instead of fighting with it.
And after all that, the extension rails required cutting to fit my saw snug. However, I already had the mobile base half built so I just left the gap. The take away from this review should be that if you go in prepared you'll have a great mobile base.
This is the second mobile base of this model I have purchased. Both work adequately. One has a table saw on it and the other has a 15 inch planer.
My very old 14" bandsaw was retiring and the new saw weighs about 400 pounds, which exceeds the capacity of the old mobile base (Central Machinery- Item#95288 from Harbor Freight). My new D2057A base arrived a few days before my new 17" G0513X2B (I'm like a kid at Christmas, I can't wait for it to arrive!) So I had some time in my shop to prepare the 240V outlet, extension cord (using Hubbell locking L6-20 connectors) and the new mobile base. This base is VASTLY superior to the HF unit. It is all steel construction, has heavy duty casters, steel bars (rather than making them yourself out of hardwood), and quality welded joints. The low profile of the "landing pads" on each corner means tilting the new saw into position will be quite easy. I am more than pleased with the quality and utility of this new base.
Was moving to new city--sold my contractor saw. Spent three or four months in research before this purchase. Kept returning to the 771z. Delighted with my choice.
When unboxing be aware that the cabinet is fastened to the plywood palate base with two HEX bolts. Now a senior citizen my dexterity has declined significantly. Using the provided "L" shaped HEX wrenches was frustrating. I ordered from AMAZON a set of HEX wrenches that insert into my drill.
Set up was no hassle. Was good to have seen a review about the screws to fasten the motor cover and the access panel to the cabinet being HEX instead of "+"
Some reviews were critical of the dust extraction engineering for the saw. For me the 771z far eclipses my old contractor saw in that regard, I considered it a minor inconvenience.
Cross and Rip cuts SQUARE.
I love it because I can move my jointer out of the way when not in use
I bought this for my bandsaw and my table saw. They work amazing and move so easy. Great product.
Very heavy duty. Sturdy casters. Only assembly problem for me was very limited finger space for getting nuts on the bolts that attach the casters.
Rolls easily with table saw on it.
Have small area in shop and this product let's me move it around. Store out of the way and position it for long and wide cuts.
A really must have when space is an issue. Makes moving machines easy.
It was difficult to assemble but once it was assembled it works great to hold the weight of my G1023RL 10: table saw. I would recommend the product to a friend with the adviso
that expect it to take some time to assemble it.
These bases are great for my small shop. I must move my machines out of the way after I use them. The bases work well.
I've owned 4 of these bases over time, the first one about 20 yrs ago. Sturdy and well built, but the caster tires do not hold up well. The rubber delaminates from the core and falls off in large chunks, leaving a pretty useless caster. Some last a few years, others have failed almost immediately. When I tried the Shop Fox factory replacement casters, they fell apart within a week of installation. The machines I'm using these for are heavy, but none exceeds the 700 lb. weight capacity. I finally found one-piece wheels from a different source that with a little modification I was able to retrofit in place of the originals. I do recommend the stand overall, but be aware that you may have to find a workaround for the wheel longevity issue.
Full disclosure: My last attempt at using Grizzly's recommended replacement caster was about 2 yrs ago. If the quality has improved since then, I hope their staff will ring in with an update.
I bought this to replace the stock mobile base that came with my (non-Grizzly) table saw. This is far superior to the old one: much more rugged, much sturdier. I like it, and the price was right.
It is HD and well made. As you get older, I'd design an easier way to turn handles to make it easier. Other than that, I enjoy it!
clear instructions for assembly. specific instructions for assembly under a machine that is too heavy to lift and place on an already assembled base. no missing parts.
Building new shop in garage. Mobile base has allowed me to easily move Grizzly table saw to various locations.
Bought this to put under a G1023RL. It went together OK. I used two sided tape to hold the lock washer to the nut for the inside bolts on the fixed casters. I moved the saw down into the basement and was able to attach the base with the swivel casters already attached, then tip it upright.
This is a great addition to my G1023 table saw. My shop is small and I need to be able to move equipment around. I can easily manipulate the 500 pound saw. I also installed this product my self without any problems.
I put this base on my new Grizzly table saw and I love it. It rolls very smooth assembly was very easy. I will be changing the stationary casters to a swivel type to make it easier to move around my small shop. Great product. Highly recommend it.
The base is sturdy, but cannot be adjusted small enough in one direction to fit the Grizzly G0555 bandsaw that I bought with it. As a result the bandsaw slides around inside the Mobile Base tray. I cut a spacer block from a piece of 2x4 to fill the gap and stop the sliding. If I had a change to make, it would be to use foot peddles to lock the unit to the floor rather than the star-knob jacks.
I have this and an extension on the G0691 cabinet saw and its a definite need for small to medium size shop. Only con for me is with the extension its hard to turn the machine.
The stand is well built, make sure to pay attention to the dimensions.
It worked but the configuration is wrong for maximum stabilization for the 17 bandsaw. I set it up, Im sure the way everyone who buys this would, since the saw has a door that needs to open to change the blade, the casters need to be configured appropriately. I added a 2 1/4 piece of wood to space out the base to clear the door. Grizzly should make the saw footprint larger on the door side to make these two items work together without having to Mickey Mouse it. It works but... Mickey moused.
This is the second mobile base that I have purchased from Grizzly. I purchased the first one for my band saw, and even though I do not move it around very often, it sure is a work saver. I purchased the second one for a drum sander that I am still waiting to take delivery of. They are a nice unit, that is more than sturdy enough for what I have used them for, and I will probably buy another one, when I upgrade my table saw sometime in the future.
This mobile base is the best way to maximize my shop floor space. I have all my large woodworking tools on them.
Put mine together this last weekend, a huge number of nuts and bolts. Takes quite a bit of time but is rock solid. My only real complaint is the knobs you use to stabilize it cannot be turned by hand. I had to use a very large channel lock to adjust them. I can only hope in time they will begin to loosen up. Meanwhile I have to figure out a better way to adjust these knobs. If someone has come up with an easier way to adjust these knobs I would love to hear what it is. Thanks
Update: I returned the unit and bought the Grizzly T28000. HUGE difference, easier to put together and so much easier to move my band saw around. Better wheels all the way around and the flip lever to stabilize is an ease to use. MUCH better purchase at a better price. I am extremely happy with this unit!
Should have bought this years ago. Easy to assemble. instructions for assembly well written. I'd buy it again, only sooner....
I got this for my new Grizzly table saw. My shop is small ( 12x12 ) and I needed the ability to move the saw within the space. This does the job well.
I have a rough garage floor and this base doesn't work very well on it. If you have a smooth floor this would probably work very well.
Works like most wheeled carriers do. Wish it had stabilizing feet on the stationary wheel side for uneven shop floor.
I bought this product a month ago and it was everything I hoped it would be. It was easy to assemble, fit my old but extremely heavy Delta contractors saw perfectly. There are great adjustment capabilities with this mobile base, and it rolls very easily and feels very stable while doing so. Great product overall. I Also love the magnetic stops that can anchor the base where ever you put it.
slight problem with lower door for blade storage on saw. the hex bolts securing base are sol long they interfere with opening this lower door.
I don't think I am a fan of having a fixed wheel, especially with the extension. It is impossible to move around the shop being so long with a fixed wheel.
Bought the base for the 0513 bandsaw. I got the base in advance so I could have it ready when the saw came to help move it into the shop. Of course the seven year old in me, so excited about getting the band saw didn't think about the fact that the saw cabinet had doors on it. Those doors hit the bolts on the base and the door wouldn't open all the way. I put the wheels on in the wrong orientation also and have yet to fix that. Hard to move the saw the way I did it. Also the two pads that stop the base from moving around don't seem to do that. I'm betting it's something I did wrong.
So it's a good base and I recommend it. Just think about how your tool should be mounted on it and you'll be ahead of the game there. None of these issues are the base.
Great item! Went together quick, easy,everything fit perfectly.
Very well manufactored. Heavy duty base that works great.
Inadvertently duplicated my order. Called within 24 hours of placing the order told I could not cancel and there was to be a 15% restocking charge even if the item was returned in the unopened packaging.
I have no problem to pay for shipping both in and outbound but a restocking charge !!!!
The Mobile Base makes life good Get it and you won't be disappointed
Great product that came with all the hard wear. Unlike the table saw I bought from Grizzly. Did I mention that I still haven't received the back ordered bolts. I'll give you another 2 months to figure it out. People at Grizzly are a bit slow.
I purchased this for my table saw, and I love it. I have a small shop space, and this base makes it very easy to move my saw around as needed. It was easy to install by myself under the saw with a little ingenuity. It was frustrating trying to thread the lock nut backward onto the bolt, as the manual instructs. I could not get it to work, so I pulled up the item on the Grizzly site and searched the reviews to see if anyone else had the same issue. Sure enough, another reviewer instructed to thread the lock nut on the normal way first to establish threads in the nylon, then remove it, and thread it on backward. Worked like a charm! Maybe this is common knowledge, but I was unaware of the method. If I hadn't already purchased a different base for my band saw, I would buy another one of these for it.
Needed them and Grizzly is the best place to get them. Bought 2.
Bought this for my G1023RLX TS. Works great. I can roll my TS anywhere in my shop without much effort.
You have to cut it down to make it fit in some situations even though it comes up as compatible, but it seems well built.