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  • Herc-U-Lift Plus Mobile Base

    Anyone know where I can get hold of a Herc-U-Lift Plus mobile base made by Ridgid?

    I bought one at the HD last week (last one at my HD) and attached it to my Dad's Delta TS. Works great (even though I had to make some modifications) and I want to get another for my Ridgid Planer.

    The 3650TS comes with one that is not the Plus, and as far as I can tell, it is less versitile ... (the Plus can fit a large variety of stands, but the one that comes with the 3650TS fits it only?)
    Protection in the workshop? ... I\'ve got a condom on right now.

  • #2
    You can get the Hercu-Lift Plus at HD. Check around, you might even get it for $49. I did. It'll go on my Ridgid stand that I have my planer bolted to.

    Michael

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    • #3
      I bought one the other day for my Delta TS as well, but I have not installed it yet. Zbynek, can you give me any recommendations?

      Todd

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      • #4
        I looked into getting the lift for my Ridgid Planer but I was quoted $219 canadian at my local HD. Even with the exchange rate I find this way too much. Can you really find one in the USA for $49.

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        • #5
          scboyd-

          I found a couple more at my locat BORG and one at a BORG 20min away. They are $49.

          ToddH-

          It was a little tricky to do. They have specifications for each kind of RIDGID tool as well as a generic setup spec for varied stand sizes. My Delta TS stand measures 25x27, so I tried to follow that setup. BUT, there were a couple of bits of info that were off. I don't remember them, but I will go look at my setup and see what is different from what the manual lists. One thing that was kind of screwy: Measurements are from screw-hole to screw-hole, not end-of-metal to end-of-metal as I expected.

          -zrj
          Protection in the workshop? ... I\'ve got a condom on right now.

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          • #6
            scboyd,

            They are $49 here in MN.

            Swede

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            • #7
              Does anyone know the weight capacity for the Herc-U-Lifts?
              "Semper Fi"
              "A man who farts in church sits in own pew"

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              • #8
                300lbs is what the box says.
                Protection in the workshop? ... I\'ve got a condom on right now.

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                • #9
                  Thanks zbynek. I guess I'll have to look elswhere then. The Craftsman weighs in at 350lbs. Any suggestions? HTC2000 maybe?
                  "Semper Fi"
                  "A man who farts in church sits in own pew"

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                  • #10
                    Are there any friends out there in the buffalo area that an let me know if they have any lifts in stock at an buffalo area HD? For $49 its well worth a weekend away to pick one up. And I can let on to my wife that I just want to take here an a mini weekend getaway...

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                    • #11
                      Zbynek,

                      Have you had a chance to examine how the Herc-u-lift attache dto the Delta TS. I started attaching it yesterday and I'm having a little trouble.

                      Thanks

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                      • #12
                        scboyd,

                        That's a ridiculous price you were quoted from HD Canada. Did you point out the US to Canadian price difference to them? Maybe they quoted you a Herc-U-Lift caster set (Ridgid Part # 9920) by mistake instead of the Herc-U-Lift PLUS (Ridgid Part # 9950).

                        Two suggestions - Order directly from Ridgid Parts (Should ship from Oakville if they're in stock) or Call a HD in Buffalo and ask them to check the computer for stock and then always ask them to do a physical check.

                        You could also make one. I did that myself before the Plus was available, but I would never do it again. It was a pain to drill all those holes.

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                        • #13
                          Does anyone know if either the plus or the regular base fits the Rigid Jointer JP0610?

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                          • #14
                            bunglito,

                            Unfortunatley, the Herc-U-Lift mobile base does not fit the JP0610. I had the same thought with mine. Looking to make my own. The Jointer is just too heavy to move around bu myself!

                            Good Luck,

                            Swede

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                            • #15
                              I built my own, not using the same design as the Herc-U-Lift, but the same concept of pushing a wheel down and locking it in place with what is essentially a gate hasp. However, I really dislike it. I got the idea from a magazine test article that showed the author testing jointers on long narrow pallets. Presumably this enabled him to use a pallet jack to shift them around in order to test each in a small area. My idea was to put this on three fixed wheels. I thought this would raise the jointer to a more comfortable height for me as well. I hate it. There's no sideways movement and it is fairly unstable when it's up on it's wheels. When it's down on the floor, I have to bend down and lower feet to keep it stable.

                              I would purchase a low profile, heavy-duty base next time (Like the VEGA MMK-2; see American Woodworker 2005 online Tool Buyers Guide). Jointers are so top-heavy, and the light open-bases like mine makes stability worse.

                              [ 02-20-2005, 04:30 PM: Message edited by: DK ]

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