HTC mobile base company contact info


Anyone know if the company that makes HTC moble bases has a web address? What it is?
If not a web address the company name, telephone, physical address.
I am trying to find out, from the horses mouth so to speak, if they make a mobile base for a Grizzly G0586 8" jointer or not.
I am thinking about upgrading to the G0586 jointer and would like to use an HTC base instead of the Shop Fox Grizzly promotes. I don't like the way the Shop Fox mobile base looks and I've read some poor reviews on it. The HTC brand gets high marks consistently.
Would appreciate any and all info that could lead me to contacting the HTC manufacturer.
Thanks,
RRRangerPaul
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No, they do not.
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Although, they probably dont get harassed half as much as those who do have a website!
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personal--I think religious, but I don't know--beliefs that prevent use of the Internet.
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Are they Amish perhaps? ;~)
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Dunno, let's speculate and start spreading rumors and see what happens.
I do have an HTC mobile base that was a good deal on Amazon, and I'm very happy with it. If the phone number above doesn't work, let me know and I'll go look for the literature that came with mine. Andy
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;~)
I also have their products and have no complaints. It would however be nice to see what's new on line. Local retailers seldom know what HTC manufactures with the exception of what they stock.
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Andy,
In your reply you said: "if the phone number above deson't work, let me know and I'll go look for the literature that came with mine."
I don't see a number in the message, do you have one for them?
Tanks fella,
RRRangerPaul

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I don't believe HTC will sell "direct" to the public. I believe they rely on a network of dealers for all sales. The number is for "support" only I suspect.
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Pat Barber wrote:

I would think the existence of a particular item in the product line (or reasonable substitute) might be a valid request for a support line.
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My thoughts exactly. Oddly Leigh Jigs only relatively recently opened a decent web site.
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I've been able to reach HTC Products at --- 1-800-624-2027
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Thanks for the number Joel, I'll give it a try tomorrow.
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Ranger Paul wrote:

I'd check the dimensions of the shopfox and see if the HTC would fit. Then I'd check the weight of the grizzly jointer and see if it's above the weight rating for the HTC base.
I have two HTC bases. They're ok. Definitely a good value. Ok if you don't move the tool around that much, but I really prefer the Delta 3 wheel mobile bases, even though they are quite a bit more expensive.
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Hey bf,
Are the HTC bases you have the adjustable ones? If so I don't like the looks of those any better than the Shop Fox adjustables....in fact I dont like the looks of any of the adjustables I've seen.
The HTCs I am looking at though are the ones that have 3 wheels like the Delta you are describing.
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Is that what the Delta you are talking about looks like? top view would look like a rectangular shape with a peak. Like a line drawing of a house structure?
Maybe I should do some reasearch and try to get some dimensions on the Delta bases.
thanks for your input.
RRRangerPaul

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On Amazon a guy doing a review states that he has a Grizzly G0586 and is using a HTC model HPLB-8 base (apparently HTC designed this for a different model Grizzly 8" jointer - model G-1018 and a couple of Powermatic bandsaws).
So this guy says it works with this Grizzly G0586 jointer even though Grizzly and Rockler say there isn't a compatible HTC mobile base for the Gizzly G0586. I wish there was some way to email people who have written reviews on Amazon, if there is, I can't find it.
Anyway I may go ahead and roll the dice and shuck out the cash for the HPLB-8 mobile base and cross my fingers that it fits with jointer I'm going to get.
For those interested; you can see the Amazon web pages w/reviews for the Grizzly G0586 jointer and the HTC model HPLB-8 mobile base here:
HTC base: (Amazon.com product link shortened)"8013
Grizzly G0586 jointer: (Amazon.com product link shortened)"8013
Thanks to everyone, especially Joel who gave me a number to call HTC @ 1-800-624-2027. I haven't tried it yet but I will in the morning.
Later Gators........
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Sorry it took a while, but here's the contact info that came on the literature with my HTC base. Same phone number as in the previous post. HTC Products, Inc. PO Box 839 Royal Oak, MI 48068 800-624-2027 I guess I don't see why it's complicated to fit a base - do you have a problem with adjustable-size mobile bases in general? I just downloaded the "spec sheet" for the G0586 and it says the footprint is 16 3/4" x 23 1/2", so most heavy duty universal mobile bases (i.e. HTC3000 from Woodcraft or Rockler) should fit fine. It also seems like a 4-wheel design would be more stable to move, and that the one designed for a bandsaw might not be as heavy-duty as one designed for a jointer. Am I missing something? Hope the contact info helps, Andy
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Hey Andy,
Thanks for the contact info, I called HTC, talked with a guy named Trevor, seemed very knowlegable and he was very helpful.
I asked him why they don't have a web site.......he said they are working on one now as a matter of fact. Couldn't give me a ETA on when they would go online though.
Concerning mobile bases:
I guess I don't have a problem with adjustable bases until the weight gets over a couple hundred pounds. I think the Grizzly G0586 is 418 to 480 lbs depending on what spec you are reading. That much weight does make me want to seek the comfort of a welded unit. I am actually going to buy some adjustable ones later for my Jointech router station and my Delta 6" belt sander, they are both 100 lbs or less so I'm not as concerned and will cheerfully save the $$ by getting an adjustable one for these shop tools.
I got the same answer from Grizzly when I asked them about the conflicting dimesions. Its the old nominal vs actual size discrepancy. The numbers you shared for the Grizzly G0586 are the same ones I got from Grizzly for "actual" size. 16 3/4" x 23 1/2"
Turns out the guy on Amazon that said he used a HTC model HPLB-8 was right. The machine size for this HTC model is 17 x 24 1/2" (thanks to Trevor I know this now ). Trevor with HTC said they are 1/4" to 1/2" over the specified machine size so the HPLB-8 will work. It might be a bit long but I can shim that up with some scrap lumber to ensure it doesn't slide. I think I'm going to be ok.
I went ahead and ordered the Grizzly G0586 and the HTC HPLB-8 today.
I will repost with the same subject line after I'm done and let anyone interested know how it turns out.. Probably be a couple weeks.
I appreciate your help Andy,
Paul

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