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    I am wanting to store my BT with Herculift with 2 of the 4 wheels on a step about 3 inches high. This configuration saves me valuable space in the garage.

    Is this going to screw anything up?

    I could make a 3 inch "Platform" for the other 2 wheels if needed.

    Thanks for any input.

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    Originally posted by jbrain View Post
    I am wanting to store my BT with Herculift with 2 of the 4 wheels on a step about 3 inches high. This configuration saves me valuable space in the garage.

    Is this going to screw anything up?

    I could make a 3 inch "Platform" for the other 2 wheels if needed.

    Thanks for any input.
    you mean, "tilted"? I wouldn't think it would be any cause for worry that i can think of.
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    • #3
      Yep, tilted.

      Good to hear it's not a problem. Makes the garage space work a little better.

      Thanks for the reply.

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      • #4
        Seems to me that you would be putting excessive stress onto the Herc-u-Lift Mobile Base. I know that the BT's aren't all that heavy but the Herc-u-Lift is still only a mobile base and wasn't intended to support the weight of a saw while it's being stored. I only use the Herc-u-Lift on my Ridgid table saw when I want to move it.
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        • #5
          I think as long as all 4 contact points of the mobile base are on the ground it wouldn't be a problem. I'm not all that familiar with the Herc-u-lift base though.

          You should have no concern about the saw itself being tilted. I have the Craftsman 21829 (basically the same bt3100 saw) on the gravity rise stand. The saw is on end when folded up. That's how I store mine. The only problems I have is when I forget to lock the fence down or take out my router lift.
          Erik

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sweensdv View Post
            Seems to me that you would be putting excessive stress onto the Herc-u-Lift Mobile Base. I know that the BT's aren't all that heavy but the Herc-u-Lift is still only a mobile base and wasn't intended to support the weight of a saw while it's being stored. I only use the Herc-u-Lift on my Ridgid table saw when I want to move it.
            Yeah, I sure don't want to hurt the lift. I shoved a 3" block of wood under the 2 feet and released the lift. Seems good now.

            Thanks for the replies.

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