If you’re not lucky enough to have a football-stadium-sized shop, then you know — as we do — what it’s like to contend with having more tools than you have space. In a perfect world you’d havea a place for everything with workflow taken successfully into account, but in reality you’re probably going to have to put things away to use others — even large (and normally stationary) power tools.
Manufacturers, of course, expect you to leave them put, so they don’t include wheels. Thankfully, you can add them yourself.
Shop Fox adjustable mobile bases are designed to give users a stable platform upon which to mount machinery and equipment. They’re adjustable to a variety of base sizes and tool weights.
The Fox’s heavy-duty casters are mounted on outriggers, allowing the machine to sit as low as possible to in order to remain stable. Swivel casters on two corners provide maneuverability.
You can assemble the base in any of eight configurations, so the Fox is pretty flexable in terms of size requirements. Its unique two-piece retractable feet use rare earth magnets to allow the knob to turn while the foot pad remains steady on the floor — which means you won’t gouge up your floor every time you drop the feet.
It’s a well built system with support beams constructed from heavy gauge box steel held together with large carriage bolts — instead of flat bar stock and flimsy pins you might see on other (less heavy-duty) models.
Street pricing starts at $59.