Which Delta mobile base for Jet 18" bandsaw?

I am trying to figure out which Delta mobile base is the right size for the 18" Jet bandsaw (JWBS-18). The base dimensions are not in the Jet manual. Thanks for any help.
Mitch Berkson
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This article might help: http://www.onlinetoolreviews.com/articles/mobilebaseshowdown.htm
The Delta 50-345 can be made up to just about any size you like as you provide the hardwood rails. The article also looks at the HTC mobile bases.
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18" X 29"

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Great idea to use the Delta base. The base that Jet sells really sucks. I bought it and hate it.
If you use the Delta that uses wood, make sure that weight won't be a problem.
Rob

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Rob wrote:

I used a Delta Universal mobile base (the kind that normally uses 2x2 oak for rails) with the same saw you have. Instead of oak, I used square steel tubing 1.5"x1.5" outside...worked the nuts. I use the same arrangement on my 15" Jet planer, as well. I believe that the wall thickness on the tubing I used is .125", BTW.
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Rob wrote:

My first choice is to get an assembled metal base. Unfortunately, according to a previous post, the Jet base is 18" x 29" and the closest Delta base (50-275) accomodates 17 1/4" x 29".
An alternative is the 50-287 which holds 22 1/2" x 32" and so would probably require an added piece of plywood.
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