My only concern about your base is that it raises the saw much higher than the HTC bases. My modified HTC base is designed so that the saw is only 1 1/2 inches higher on the base than it would be sitting on the floor. If you are a tall guy, then this is probably better for you. I'm 5' 8" and my 1980's Unisaw is about the right height without any mobil base. The last thing that I wanted to do was raise it 3-4" with a base like yours. It even took me a while to get used to my Unisaw after I raised it only 1 1/2" with the HTC base.
Mine is home made too, though not quite as pretty as Jason's
I spent the $$$ on good casters rather than a commercial base, the one mobile base I ever bought wasn't very impressive.
You can easily lower the saw with my design. The saw itself sits on 3/4" plywood bolted on top of steel L-brackets. The L-brackets can be dropped as low as needed (though you might need longer brackets depending on how low you want the saw). You could also use smaller casters, which would drop the saw down even lower.
Originally Posted by Charles Lent
John -- If I had your welding skills I would've made mine out of steel, too.
Originally Posted by John Downey