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Forum topic by Jack01 posted 09-01-2015 01:59 PM 617 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2015 01:59 PM

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I am in process of building Retracting Mobile base , similar to following design

I design similar base for a 250 lbs. band saw with same open stand. I made changes such as used 1/2 “ steel rod and casters from big box which are rated 100 lbs. each.
I cannot get the transition properly from floor standing position to the casters.
Anyone has experience building similar base?

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#1 posted 09-01-2015 07:20 PM

Your link keeps coming up “page not found”....

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#2 posted 09-01-2015 07:36 PM

Try this one:

Doesn’t look very sturdy though :(


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#3 posted 09-01-2015 08:25 PM

I would hope you’re going to use something OTHER THAN those puny plastic casters. I believe someone here built one like this. Search LJs for mobile base … Looks like the trick is to get the right radius on that rounded piece that acts as the fulcrum for the wheels to raise and lower.

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#4 posted 09-02-2015 07:02 PM

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