Whether you have a huge garage workshop or just the corner of a room, adding mobile bases to your tools can help you maximize your usable space by moving cumbersome stationary tools out of the way for projects. HTC’s universal bases are particularly desirable since you can adjusted them to fit a wide variety of tool sizes, and they offer incredible weight-handling capacities.
HTC’s mid-range model — the HTC-2000 — is the sweet spot of their universal base lineup in terms of both features and price: it can support up to 500 pounds, and you can adjusted it from 12″ x 12″ up to 36″ x 36″. The support rails are swappable, too, so you can move the rails around to create a 20″ x 52″ base straight out of the box. Additional rails are available for purchase, but for larger stationary tools I’d recommend a customized base for better support.
These mobile bases can also support tool stands and tables to which benchtop power tools, vises, jigs, or other devices could be fixed. And with an average street price of about $60, the HTC-2000 saves your wallet — in addition to your back and some storage space.