Michael writes: “Woodtek came out with a new product that they describe as ‘more than a convenient way to transport sheet goods to shop machinery’ — their pivoting panel cart. It’s a great way to deal with 4′ x 8′ panels — like plywood and MDF — in a small shop.
“Best of all, it seems like it’d be a fairly easy DIY project for someone who welds — and doesn’t want to spend $269.99 + shipping.”
This is a pretty slick design. When not in use, it folds up to a 4″ x 34″ footprint for storage, and it adjusts between 33-1/2″ to 50″ high to match the height of your table saw or other machine.
One concern: the 2-1/2″ diameter casters might be a bit small if your shop floor isn’t perfectly flat.
I totally agree with Michael concerning buildng your own. The casters are easy to find, as is most of the other hardware. You might consider using some “modified” Vise-Grips to clamp the board in place.
Pivoting Panel Cart [Woodtek]