Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Woodworker Good machine base
Base is made of heavy gauge steel and coated well. Wheels and hardware are sufficient. However if you are going to be moving the machine allot then a better system may be in order as the front caster wheel seems to pull from side to side when you are moving it. SO it's not impossible to move but it is a bit cumbersome.
I mounted a delta oscillating spindle sander on this base, so it's probably at the high end of the weight rating.
The foot pedal does work well though. and after making the wood base and finishing it, then swapping the hex nuts provided for acorn nuts it actually looks pretty cool too.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vr Good, solid base.
This Delta Universal Base is solidly constructed and operates well. The size adaptability requires a tad more work in cutting the connecting boards to size but this very feature of custom sizing is great. I cut the wood pieces from heavy duty oak pallet boards and am using this base on a Delta table saw. I added a shelf from my old homemade base and fastened everything down with nuts and bolts. It does what it is supposed to do and I highly recommend it. I shopped around quite a bit and Home Depot had the best price.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sherlock Nice kit
A lot of assembly involved, but I wanted to have to choice of hardwood rails instead of metal. Of course that adds $25 to the assembled price. Would be nice if the kit included cut-to-length hardwood rails.
July 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patrick Nice Machine Base
Product parts made well from good quality steel, plus wheels. These are the 4 corners and the step to raise and lower the device. Just add your own wood on the 4 sides to fit your particular machine footprint. Easy enough. It asks for 2 x 2 (actual 1 1/2 x 1 1/2) oak or similar strong wood. A little hard to find. I was able to buy 2 x 1 oak (1 1/2 x 3/4) and just double it up. Buy 2 pieces about 6 or 8 ft and glue them together with some white glue. (You don't need the strength). Cut them to your size after the glue dries. Just be sure to bolt thru the double pieces with the included bolts. When your base is complete just set your tool on top of the metal corners. Probably best with the foot pedal at the rear out of your way when working. Be sure to put the pedal on the short or long side depending on how your machine is sized.
August 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sneaker53 Poor Design
I have a pair of similar units from a wood-worker specialty store that I bought about 10 years ago. Very happy with them. These Delta units were considerably less expensive and I had a couple of more tools that needed to be mobile so I bought two. The lifting caster mechanism is not designed correctly and will barely lift its end of the unit, or not lift it at all. I emailed Delta's customer service explaining what I saw as the problem, included pictures and asked if I was overlooking something or if there was a simple fix to the problem. They never replied. THEY NEVER REPLIED! I took them back to Home Depot where I got a no-hassle refund (I like Home Depot. This was not their problem). I then ordered a pair from the specialty store. Now I have 4 that I am very happy with.
January 30, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Skipper Hobbiest
The product was packaged well and assembly was simple enough.
January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYHaven1215 Great investment in shop flexibility.
Great mobile base and a great investment in shop flexibility. Excellent value at the sale price.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martin Good Solid Mobile Base
This Base was purchased to use for a small (200#) printing press.
The width-dimension of the press base was narrower than the specifications of the base, so I had to take an inch off of each metal bracket with a hacksaw. This was simple enough, and the factory bolt-holes still allowed secure fastening to the wooden rails.
For the Rails, the recommendation with the instructions was to use Hardwood, instead of easily-available "2-by" lumber (i.e., Spruce/Pine/Fir). I should add I agree with this recommendation - for durability and strength.
I used Oak, and was able to mill down a 2" plank to the finished (actual) dimensions of 1-9/16" square. I am a Cabinetmaker, and that was really simple, but I imagine some people will have a difficult time finding milled hardwood in the finished nominal 1.5" thickness that's needed. I live in a city of two million, and nobody here carries Hardwood in that thickness. So that could be an issue to some.
Functionally, this Base works very well, my wife has no trouble wheeling her press around the shop, and when the foot is locked, the whole thing is very solid.
October 6, 2015