Adding wheels to a Jet 14″ bandsaw

I have a mobile base for my Jet bandsaw that isn’t very mobile. Only two of the wheels swivel so it’s sometimes hard to steer it into the right location.

The bandsaw has little brackets in the base that can accomodate castors, but they are a little too close together for stability. The bandsaw is top-heavy, so I needed a wider base. Here is what I came up with.

The bandsaw base has brackets which make it easy to attach a plywood base.

I made the plywood base two inches wider than the bandsaw base on each side.
The screws in the middle are too long, but they still work.

Each of the castors can be locked for additional stability.

The finished mobile base rolls around the shop easily. Awesome!

My saw is similar to the JET JWBS-14DXPRO 14-Inch Deluxe Pro Band Saw Kit, but older. The base should be about the same.