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Dear Woodworker:

Thank you for your purchase and welcome to the Laguna Tools group of discriminating woodworkers. I understand that you have a choice of where to purchase your machines and appreciate the confidence you have in our products. Every machine sold by Laguna Tools has been carefully designed and well thought through from a woodworker’s perspective. I use our bandsaws, lathes, table saws, combination machines and edgebanders. Through my hands-on experience, I work hard to make our machines better. I strive to give you machines that inspire you to create works of art. Machines that are a joy to run and work on. Machines that encourage your performance. Today, we offer high-performance machines with innovative solutions that meet the needs of woodworkers and their ever-evolving craft. I started Laguna Tools as a woodworker; I still am. Thank you again for becoming a Laguna Tools customer.

Torben Helshoj President and Founder – Laguna Tools Thriving on Innovation


Table of contents Page number Safety Rules Warranty Specification sheet Receiving your mobility base Carton contents Introduction to your mobility base Parts of the mobility base Unpacking your mobility base Assembly and setup Exploded view drawings and parts lists

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Safety Rules As with all equipment, there are certain hazards involved with the operation and use. Using it with caution will considerably lessen the possibility of personal injury. However, if normal safety precautions are overlooked or ignored, personal injury to the operator may result. If you have any questions relative to the installation and operation, do not use the equipment until you have contacted your supplying distributor. Read the following carefully before operating the machine: 1. Keep the working area clean and be sure adequate lighting is available. 2. Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, bracelets, necklaces or ornaments. Wear face, eye, respiratory and body protection devices as indicated for the operation or environment. 3. Be sure that the power is disconnected from the machine before tools are serviced or an attachment is to be fitted or removed. 4. Never leave the machine with the power on. 5. Do not use dull, gummy or cracked cutting tools. 6. Be sure that the keys and adjusting wrenches have been removed and all the nuts and bolts are secured.


Limited Warranty New woodworking machines sold by Laguna Tools carry a one-year warranty from the date of shipping. Laguna Tools guarantees all new machines sold to be free of manufacturers’ defective workmanship, parts and materials. We will repair or replace, without charge, any parts determined by Laguna Tools, Inc. to be a manufacturer's defect. We require the defective item/part to be returned to Laguna Tools. In the event the item/part is determined to be damaged due to lack of maintenance, cleaning or misuse/abuse, the customer will be responsible for the cost to replace the item/part, plus all related shipping charges. This limited warranty does not apply to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, normal wear and tear, product failure due to lack of maintenance or cleaning, damage caused by accident, neglect, lack of or inadequate dust collection or misuse/abuse or damage caused when repair or alterations have been made or attempted by others. Laguna Tools, Inc., is not responsible for additional tools or modifications sold or performed (other than from/by Laguna Tools, Inc.) on any Laguna Tools, Inc., woodworking machine. Warranty may be voided upon the addition of such noted tools and/or modifications, determined on a case-by-case basis. Normal user alignment, adjustment, tuning and machine settings are not covered by this warranty. It is the responsibility of the user to understand basic woodworking machinery settings and procedures and to properly maintain the equipment in accordance with the standards provided by the manufacturer. Parts, under warranty, are shipped at Laguna Tools, Inc's cost either by common carrier, FedEx Ground service or a similar method. Technical support to install replacement parts is primarily provided by phone, fax, or e-mail. The labor required to install replacement parts is the responsibility of the user. Laguna Tools is not responsible for damage or loss caused by a freight company or other circumstances not in our control. Only new machines sold to the original owner are covered by this warranty. For warranty repair information, call 1-800-332-4094.

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Specification sheet. Maximum capacity Base size of machine Swivel casters Fixed casters Leveling feet Weight (plywood not included) Shipping weight Plywood not supplied.

600 lbs 12" x 12" (305mm x 305mm) minimum, 36" x 36" (915mm x 915mm) maximum 2 2 2 22 lbs 27 lbs

Receiving your Universal mobility base. Note. It is probable that your mobility base will be delivered by a third party. Before you unpack your mobility base, you will need to first inspect the packing, invoice and shipping documents supplied by the driver. Ensure that there is no visible damage to the packing or the mobility base. You need to do this prior to the driver leaving. All damage must be noted on the delivery documents and signed by you and the delivery driver. You must then contact the seller (Laguna Tools) within 24 hours. Carton contents. Instruction sheet. Counter sunk screws [Qty 12]. Hex nuts [Qty 12]. Floating mounting plate [Qty 4]. Rear mobile base corner [Qty 4]. Front swivel mobile base corner [Qty 2]. Introduction to the Universal mobility base. This Universal mobility base is designed to give you years of safe service. Read this owner’s manual in its entirety before assembly or use. The universal mobility base will keep your machine mobile. 6

This mobility base is made from heavy gauge steel, and it can accommodate machines up to 600 lbs with a base size 12" x 12" up to 36" x 36" machines. The four caster units can take plywood from 3/4" up to 1 1/2" thickness. The only assembly required is to measure the base of your machine, cut the plywood (3/4" minimum not supplied), drill the corner holes and assemble the caster unit to the plywood. The mobile base features four casters, two of which are swivel and have convenient foot-operated lifting levers for easy lifting and lowering of your machine. There are also two adjustable leveling pads. Parts of the Universal mobility base. 1 8







1. Fixed caster right hand. 2. Swivel caster right hand. 3. Fixed caster left hand.


4. Plywood base (not supplied). 5. Swivel caster left hand. 6. Leveling foot. 7. Fixing screws. 8. Clamp plate. Unpacking your Universal mobility base. 1. Dismantle the box. 2. Using the knife, cut the plastic wrap. 3. Remove all the parts that have been packed with the Universal mobility base. Note. If you have any doubt about the described procedure, seek professional assistance. Do not attempt any procedure that you feel is unsafe or that you do not have the physical capability of achieving. Assembly and setup. The Universal mobility base can fit on most machines up to 600 lbs in weight. Do not use this mobility base with machines that are heaver than 600 lbs or that have a base that is larger than 36" x 36" (915mm x 915mm). 1. Measure the base of the machine on which you will be fitting the mobility base. Ensure that you measure the extremities. 2. Add 1/2 inch (12mm) to both the width and the length. 3. Decide on the thickness of the plywood to be used. 3/4 inch is the minimum that can be used, or the tabs on clamp plates will not fit into the caster slots. It is not important what thickness of plywood is used, as the weight of the machine will be taken by the feet of the machine fitting above the casters. Note. If on your machine configuration the feet of the machine are not directly over the casters, then thicker plywood should be considered. It is not possible to be specific about the plywood thickness, as it will depend on your machine configuration and weight. 4. Cut the plywood to size.



Clamp plate


5. Fit the plywood to one caster with the clamp plate on the top, ensuring that the location tabs align with the slots in the caster. 6. Mark the position of the holes.

Pilot holes 7. Center pop the hole centers and drill pilot holes. 8. Open the holes to 3/8" (9.5mm) diameter. You may want to drill the holes from both sides of the plywood to reduce splintering.


Countersunk screws

Nuts and washers

9. Fit the caster and clamp plate to the plywood and secure with the fixing screws. Ensure that the clamp plate is facing the correct way with counter sunk holes facing up and that the tabs are located in the caster slots.

Note caster direction 10. Repeat fitting procedure for the other casters. 10

Note. Ensure that the casters are facing in the correct direction.

Assembled mobility base 11. Place the mobility base beside the machine and lift the machine onto the mobility base. Either a hoist or a forklift truck should be used to lift the machine onto the mobility base. The mobility base must be in the lowered stationary position and not in the raised mobile position when fitting the machine to the mobility base. Note. If you have any doubt about the described procedure, seek professional assistance. Do not attempt any procedure that you feel is unsafe or that you do not have the physical capability of achieving.

Caster in up position Leveling foot

Leveling foot


12. Adjust the leveling feet with the swivel casters in the up position. 13. To raise the mobile base from the lowered stationary position, push the top of both foot pedals down until they lock in position. In the lower position, the leveling feet are in contact with the floor and will stop the mobility base from moving. 14. To lower the mobility base from the raised mobile position, push down on the back of each foot pedal until the leveling feet contact the floor. The swivel casters are now not in contact with the floor. Note. Never operate the machine with the mobility base in the transport mode. The mobility base must have the leveling feet in contact with the floor, and the base must be stable. Exploded view drawing



Dear Woodworker: Thank you again for becoming a Laguna Tools customer. Torben Helshoj President and Founder – Laguna Tools I started Laguna...