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Forum topic by popmandude posted 02-18-2010 12:40 AM 771 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2010 12:40 AM

Hi yall. Long time lurker, first time poster. My question is, if a caster is rated at 100 #, does that mean 4 are rated at 400#? I lucked into a parks 12 planer in great shape, but need to get it on stand. In my small shop, wheels are a must.
Thanks for havin me…Randy

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#1 posted 02-18-2010 03:31 AM

You’re correct. 4 of them should hold a capacity of 400lbs. Enjoy the new planer

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#2 posted 02-18-2010 04:34 AM

Welcome to LJ.

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#3 posted 02-18-2010 08:01 AM

You’re right – but I prefer a little overkill in terms of capacity. Especially if there’s any room for sag, although that’s probably not a problem for a planer.

Also – consider using a base to lift the working surface up to the same height as your table saw (or other major table object). I find it’s nice to have extra support area around when I need it.

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