The Delta 50-345 Universal Mobile Base lets you easily and safely move machines out of the way when not in use, so you will be able to maximize the space in your shop. It fits most base sizes and will hold up to 300 lbs.; simply add your own hardwood rails. The mobile machine base features a foot-operated control lever that lets you easily raise and lower the base for either moving or locking it in place. When lowered into position, the base has adjustable foot pads to ensure even contact with the floor. It is made of durable steel.
- Built with heavy-gauge steel and features a foot-operated control lever that raises and lowers the base for easy movement and positioning
- Conforms to most base sizes; just add hardwood rails
- Features 11-guage steel corner brackets and easy gliding wheels
- Equipped with 1 single-swivel caster and 2 sturdy wheels
- Adjustable foot pads ensure even and stable contact with floor
I have three of these bases for a table saw, a radial arm saw, and now a scroll saw. They are very stable when stationary, but allow me to easily and safely move the equipment in my shop. Only the three legged scroll saw stand was bolted to the base for added stability. The third leg was bolted to an angle iron, fastened to the holes for the pivot wheel with two longer bolts. Two of these bases have been in use more than ten years without any problems. The base adequately handles a 12 inch radial arm saw.
Used square angle metal worked great.
Straight forward instructions, I used southern yellow pine for the wood, as the machine is light weight disc/belt sander. The mechanism for lifting on to the wheel, so the tool could move, required me to add a piece of 1/2 inch plywood on top of the wheel platform to function correctly. Without the plywood I would have to keep my foot on the lever to move machine. I wedged the plywood and it works fine now. The pine was somewhat bowed which may have caused the problem. It works fine.
I had several issues with this product. One of the angle brackets was defective; when the bend was made at the factory the steel split. I contacted Delta and was very disappointed in their service. Delta does not stock replacement parts and suggested I contact Home Depot for replacement, which they did, and HD gladly came to the rescue and shipped a replacement kit. The bolts provided are too short. I had to use a C clamp to squeeze the brackets just to get enough threads to allow the nut to thread onto the bolt. I mentioned this to Delta and they seemed uninterested in the problem. The rubber stops on the lever end of the unit do not allow enough adjustment in the downward direction, so it is impossible to level the base. I do like the overall concept of the design and this was actually the second one I purchased, but I do not recall having the same issues 20 years ago. Bottom line: Prepare for some frustration with Delta should you need them for support. I will think twice about ever buying something with their name on it next time. Thank you Home Depot for making it right and your great customer service. Why do I still recommend this base? Despite my trouble, I just love the design and fortunately have the skills to overcome their issues.
The universal mobile base works perfectly and I’m very happy with it. Makes moving shop equipment easy to move around the shop.
Only problem was that the manual called for so many nuts and bolts and they did not pack enough of them. The manual needs to be updated so that the proper amount of nuts and bolts are packaged had to stop and buy some more. After it was put together it works like a dream.
Exactly what I needed! Thank you.
I have purchased three of these Delta Universal bases for my equipment because they are the very best money can buy! These are super easy to assemble (if you read the directions). I highly recommend this model of base for any person with a wood working shop full of equipment that will provide an excellent means of mobility.
I use this on my heavy 10″ contractor saw.Assembly requires very straight holes drilled in the support wood members. A drill press is needed. For a heavy load, you must use oak or other hardwood for the wood member that connects to the foot pedal.I didn’t expect that I’d need to go buy wood and cut to size to assemble. Be aware that you are buying a kit that includes brackets that you can use to make a mobile cart. This is not a complete product.The tool does not secure to the cart. It rests on brackets. Depending on how uneven your floors are, you may want to tie the tool to the cart. That shoild be easy to do with most tools.
The instructions leave a little bit to be desired, but the product is heavy duty and works well.
Looked at other brands of mobile bases and this one is by far the best value for the money. Very simple to assembly and quality heavy duty parts.
This base is well made and easy to assemble. Have ordered my second one may need one more to equip my small shop to be mobile.
Great base. There are a few mods I made to facilitate better assembly, but in general a great base.
This seems to be a very well-designed system of assembly parts that you build to size with your own pieces of hardwood. The only problem I had was not considering the footprint size of the tool (Ridgid Jointer) upon which it was to rest. There is a clever foot pedal arrangement which rests at one end of the assembly, and is used to raise and lower a wheel for either mobility or solid floor stability. The router I bought was too narrow at each end to allow room for the lifting wheel assembly. But two fixed wheels on the other end work fine, and all I have to do is lift the other end and move the unit around. PLEASE NOTE to consider the footprint size of your tool before ordering this product.
I was a little concerned with the way the wheel assembly was attached to the 2×2 oak . I real forced it with alum angle and this made all the difference. This product met all of my needs and was the best choice for my project. I hope the picture I posted shows the base well.
This Base was purchased to use for a small (200#) printing press.The width-dimension of the press base was narrower than the specifications of the base, so I had to take an inch off of each metal bracket with a hacksaw. This was simple enough, and the factory bolt-holes still allowed secure fastening to the wooden rails.For the Rails, the recommendation with the instructions was to use Hardwood, instead of easily-available “2-by” lumber (i.e., Spruce/Pine/Fir). I should add I agree with this recommendation – for durability and strength.I used Oak, and was able to mill down a 2″ plank to the finished (actual) dimensions of 1-9/16″ square. I am a Cabinetmaker, and that was really simple, but I imagine some people will have a difficult time finding milled hardwood in the finished nominal 1.5″ thickness that’s needed. I live in a city of two million, and nobody here carries Hardwood in that thickness. So that could be an issue to some.Functionally, this Base works very well, my wife has no trouble wheeling her press around the shop, and when the foot is locked, the whole thing is very solid.
Easy enough to assemble. The instructions take some thought, but not hard.
Rolls easily with my 300 lb. saw, front wheel lifts easily also. Very nice to have the table saw tucked away when not in use.
I bought 2 of these one for contractors table saw and floor band saw I like the so much iam buying /2 more for a floor mount shaper sand radial saw