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Delta Mortiser 14-651 #9: Casters still.. Fail

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Blog entry by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 05-19-2011 11:45 AM 973 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Those Darn Casters Part 9 of Delta Mortiser 14-651 series Part 10: Assembling the mortising machine »

Why, why is this so hard?

Went and got casters yesterday. They were the right height, but not the right footprint for the base. They were way too big. The casters I got for the other two stands weren’t this painful.

I bought a pair at HF for $3.99 each and they work great. A bit big, but good.

I bought another pair at Lowes Depot for a lot more $$$ and they worked great.

These ones are way, way too big. OK, there’s two 2×4s so the width is around 3×3.5. Should be easy, right I think it’s because I have been going to HD and I think I bought the last set at Lowes. Not sure…

Going to try again. Most of the casters don’t list the base size, but these do.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.



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#1 posted 05-19-2011 07:55 PM

How well do those casters roll over the cut offs?

I shouldn’t kid ya though, if LOML looked in the shop right now she’d make me clean it up… I am in the middle of a project and have too much crud on the floor. I need to hit the garbage can instead of the floor with tiny cut offs!

Depending on the size you need, and the load they need to carry, have you looked at the Polyurethane wheeled casters at Harbor Freight?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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