This thread was originally posted on SMC by Jeff Relth. It is here with his permission. Two threads have been combined to make the thread complete.
I decided I wanted my PBB to be movable so that I could make sawdust outside the garage and not have everything coverd in dust, so I decided to mount my PBB on top of a hydraulic lift. I had seen postings and photos of some hydraulic lifts that Keith Outten had done and decided to adapt that idea.
I purchased a 1000lb. hydraulic lift at Harbor Freight. Same basic type that Northern Tools has, but we don't have Northern Tools locally in Oceanside, CA. I framed the lift top with 2 x 4's and had to notch some to fit properly. I added two pieces of 3/4 inch plywood under the PBB against the bottom of the PBB bottom plywood. That raised the PBB up high enough that I could easily put two 1/4" bolts through the 2 x 4's on each side of the lift table so that the PBB is securly in place.
It is great to be able to move the PBB around and although it is heavy, it moves fine on the wheels of the lift. I also use the lift to unload full sheets of material out of my Tahoe. I put a piece of carpet on top of the PBB (after taking off the bridge and fence) to protect both the material from scrathing and to protect the PBB surface. Then just pull the material out and roll it to where ever I need it. Very handy. The table height goes from 10" in low to 39" high, so the range is great.
I have had to adapt the handle so as to not be in the way and am not done with that process yet. I will try to make it extend in and out so that it is long enough to pull easily, but short enough to fold under the bench with it is up higher. I could just take the hanle off and attach the lowering cable to the PBB, but I am trying not to do that.
Here are a few photos. Thanks to all of you who have made so many posts about so many items and ideas. Many of them have contributed to my being able to do this. And I can't believe how easy it has been to cut material accurately and quickly with the EZ System. It is the only way to go. Tom Wizer Posted:
Could you possibly upload or send me larger pictures? When I click them they are smaller than the thumbnail. I have just acquired one of these lifting trolleys and this maybe the rout I will go.Jeff Relth Replied:Larger photos
Hopefully these will be better. If you have any questions I can answer, just let me know.
Jeff Tom Wizer Replied:
Thanks Jeff. That looks like a very useful setup. Initially my trolley will just have a smart table but one day I will upgrade to a PBB.Jeff Relth Replied:A few more photos
A few more photos of the lift and PBB Larger photos
Here are larger versions of these photos