The 10 Best Mobile Power Tool Bases
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Any serious workshop will have a sizable collection of heavy, expensive power tools. That's all well and good — until it's time to move them. These mobile bases attach to the bottoms of your most substantial equipment, allowing you to roll them with ease, thanks to their casters. While all the options on this list are relatively stable, take care to make sure nothing tips over when moving it. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
October 29, 2020:
We've decided to stick to universal mobile bases instead of including tool-specific models. Although there are many excellent mobile bases out there for specific tools, it wouldn't make much sense to recommend something like that if it can really only be used with one particular tool. For most tools, the manufacturer doesn't make a purpose built mobile base for it but if they do, it would certainly be better given that they are not adjustable and therefore typically exclude the weak points that are necessary for mobile bases to be adjustable.
The Jet JMB-UMB is a fine option with a 600-pound capacity and quickly adjustable extensions. Both the extension bars and the rails are made of very thick stock which inspires plenty of confidence when approaching the weight limit. As far as mobile bases for cabinet table saws, the Bora PortaMate PM-3750 is one of the few available that can fit a wide range of models. The leg extension itself is also adjustable and removable so it can still be used for jointers, planers, and presses.
February 28, 2019:
A few of these models, including the HTC Adjustable HTC2000, come with their own rails, saving you from having to make your own out of hardwood or repurposed steel. The Woodstock D3757 earned high marks from us, but the levers aren't centered, so be careful you don't trip over them. If you plan on leaving your machine in the base at all times, the SawStop Industrial is a smart choice, as you can lower it to the floor so as not to put undue pressure on the casters or allow it roll away at an inopportune moment. Overall, though, you're unlikely to go too wrong with the Oasis Machinery MB800, as its stout frame will last for years, regardless of what you ask it to do.