Olly Writes

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Mobile Base for a Table Saw

If you’re a subscriber to my YouTube channel then you may already be aware that I uploaded a brand-new video yesterday morning, featuring the mobile base I made for my site saw (Scheppach TKU) a few weeks ago.

I actually filmed all of this about four weeks ago but I’ve spent a lot of time since simply pondering over whether or not certain scenes are ‘good enough’; is my speech clear enough; would it be better for me to wait until I’ve tinkered with it a bit more before uploading the final edit…

In the end, I decided that it does display all that I need it to and I hope that you agree. Also, it had been several weeks since I last uploaded a new video and so, I really needed to get ‘something’ out there.

If you’d like to see the original video that inspired this design (and hence, why mine isn’t a ‘how-to‘ as such), then please follow the link below:

Retractable Landing Gear for My Table Saw

As always, comments, thoughts, opinions and feedback are always welcome.

Thank you and enjoy! 🙂

4 responses to “Mobile Base for a Table Saw

  1. John 02/04/2013 at 18:20

    Hi Olly,

    That looks really good but I see what you mean about the rather jumpy mechanism.

    Would having two of the little catches, with the second one coming from the opposite side to the first so the beam is gripped from both sides give any better resistance?

    I suppose if you tried that and found it didn’t you could always drill both of them where they meet and stick a nail in to hold them together!


    • Olly Parry-Jones 02/04/2013 at 19:16

      Hi John,

      That could well work and I do of course have the timber to make it happen. But, I’ve actually found that tightening the nut on the pivot bolt helps a lot (not that I’ve moved it much since). On the original video I saw (or one like it), the guy fitted a spring to hold the plywood catch in position.

      Had I planned it properly, I would’ve also set those 4x2s off to one side of the centre.

  2. Jeff Branch 04/04/2013 at 01:52

    It looks very well built. Looking forward to seeing it in use. 🙂

    • Olly Parry-Jones 04/04/2013 at 17:53

      Thanks, Jeff. I am planning another video to follow with a couple of minor revisions and I will also be wheeling it outside for use in the very near future. 😉

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