|Review by skeeter||posted 06-25-2009 06:19 PM||2550 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
- Wood River Retracting Casters For Contractor Style Saws
- Brand: Wood River | Category: Shop Gear
I recently purchased these from my local Richmond VA Woodcraft. The owner saw my perplexion as I perused the mobile base section of the store. He asked what I was kind of equipment I was outfitting and then suggested these. I liked the idea of the equipment using its own legs as support when not in transit. I can’t imagine anything worse than a wobbley machine in use(aka my crappy jointer). I found these fairly easy to install. Two of the holes in the leg lined up although I had to enlarge them. The holes at the top of the casters had to have holes drilled into the leg. Not a problem for me because I have been a metal fabricator for 10 years. There is no mounting instructions but that is not a problem. All you do is hold the caster up to the leg in the up position and drill away. The bolts are 8 mm . The thing you should really watch out for though is that you heed the danger picture and not put your finger in the linkage for any reason as it is a major pinch point. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the wheel get hung up on small debris fairly easily. So I guess sweeping more just got more enticing. The price and ease of installation and the design not raising the height of your machine are all great reasons for purchasing these casters. They cost 45 dollars. Not bad! Oh, and they are unidirectional so they can go anywhere without a hassle.
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