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Air Compressor Cart with fold down handle for $8

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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 360 days ago 2331 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My pancake air compressor is stored under my table saw when not in use. It was a hassle to grab it out and carry it to where it was needed. I built this compressor cart to make moving and storing the compressor easier on my back. The cart measures 18” x 18” x 35”. The cart was built using plywood and oak scarps that I had in the shop. The $8 was used to purchase a furniture moving dolly from Harbor Freight. The dolly was 12” x 18” with 3” swivel castors rated for 1000 lbs. The dolly was too narrow to use as-is so I scavenged the castors and hardware for use on the cart. The handle and arms were made from leftover 1” dowel and oak. I cut a 6” slot in the arms and angled the bottom at 10 degrees. To close the handle, you loosen the bolts, pull the handle up and then fold it down.





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spitnicker

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#1 posted 360 days ago

That cart will definitely save your back. Those moving dollies from HF are an inexpensive source for casters.

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robscastle

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#2 posted 360 days ago

Sure beats my $100 retractable hose reel, installed for exactly the same reason

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 359 days ago

Nice work….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 359 days ago

Well done… I did the same concept with the HF furniture moving dolly… it was cheaper to by the dolly and use the parts to make what I needed then to make from scratch.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#5 posted 356 days ago

I like it too.

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