Intro: Mobile Planer Cart/Shop Stand
I recently just bought a DeWalt planer and I love it! The only issue is with it is that it weighs 80 pounds! I dedcided pretty quickly I needed to make a mobile cart with locking casters to put this beast of a machine on. This is a quick and dirty design and only cost me $30. I made a video showing the process. If you like the video please consider subscribing to my youtube channel, and if you want to see what I'm working on then you can check out my instagram.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
Sheet of plywood
pocket hole jig
Step 2: Cutting the Wood
I bought a oiece of 3/4 inch plywood from home depot and them cut it down for me so I could fit it in my car. i then started cutting it to specific dimensions based on my planer with the table saw. Once I had one side cut to the right width I used it to set the table saw fence so I would have matching pieces.
Step 3: Making the Frame
I used pocket holes to put the frame of the cart together. I did this because they were quick and strong. I then cut out a back piece for the cart and used 1 in screws to attach it.
Step 4: Adding the Wheels
I used 4 locking 3" casters for this cart. I didnt have any screws with fat enough heads to i added washers to attach the wheels to the base.
Step 5: Enjoy Your New Mobile Shop Cart
I made this specifically for my dewalt planer but you can easily change this to fit any tool you need. In the future I will be making drawers for the bottom part. Let me know if you make one or have questions in the comments.