Planer stand sets up quick, rolls away for easy storage
With limited room in my shop, I needed to stow my planer out of the way, but in such a way as to make getting it out of storage and setting it up on a pair of sawhorses relatively painless.
So I built a frame from 2x4 and 2x6 lumber with 2" swivel casters, as shown, and mounted my planer to it. Because my folding sawhorses were designed to hold 2×4s as sacrificial top rails, the frame drops right in, keeping the planer secure during use. If your sawhorses don't have this feature, just clamp the frame in place for stability. When finished with the planer, set the frame on the floor and roll it smoothly into storage.
—Carl Byrns, Liverpool, N.Y.