I just bought the 14" Rikon deluxe bandsaw. I didn't want to lift it
any more times than was necessary so I went ahead and bought a Jet
roller stand for it before I even put it together. Everything went
great until I tried to open the door to the storage compartment. The
wheel housing on the roller stand stops it dead.
Not to be deterred, I switched the wheels so that they were on the
side rather than the front. this seemed like a fine solution until I
actually tried to roll it. It immediately tried to fall toward me and
I nearly got a hernia keeping it upright.
I have it in my trunk to take back to Woodcraft at lunch today but got
to thinking that I could bolt it to a piece of 3/4" ply which would
then sit inside the base, so that I could make the footprint larger
thus resulting, I hope, in a more stable base and a usable storage
the drawbacks are that I would have a larger footprint, which in my
garage shop is to be avoided when possible, and it will raise it up
that much more, which at my (lack of) height is also to be avoided
anyone have any input? Does someone have a roller stand on their rikon
they can recommend? has someone used the plywood method and wants to
scare me away from it?
thanks in advance