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Forum topic by dpwalker posted 07-11-2016 11:16 PM 683 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-11-2016 11:16 PM

I am looking for casters for my Ridgid 4512 table saw. I have looked on ereplacement parts and found them for $47 each. Does anyone know where I can locate some a little more reasonably priced?
The price is excessive (to me) for a saw I paid only $400 for.
Thanks

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#1 posted 07-11-2016 11:37 PM

I bet you can find a nice omnidirectional aftermarket base for less than $150.

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#2 posted 07-12-2016 10:20 AM

You could get some casters from Harbor a Freight and make your own stand

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#3 posted 07-12-2016 11:31 AM



I bet you can find a nice omnidirectional aftermarket base for less than $150.

- bbasiaga

I’ve yet to see an aftermarket omnidirectional mobile base other than the discontinued herc u lift.

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#4 posted 07-12-2016 01:50 PM

Would this be covered under warranty? (LSA) Give Ridgid a call.

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#5 posted 07-12-2016 02:34 PM

I agree with looking at harbor freight 1st. Then lowes or home depot. I would take the old one with me, I bet HF has something close enough to work.

-- John

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#6 posted 07-12-2016 03:25 PM

You’ll probably have a very hard time finding casters locally that match the OEM’s. You may have a little better luck with calling someone like http://www.casterdepot.com/ .

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#7 posted 07-12-2016 06:36 PM

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#8 posted 07-13-2016 01:38 PM

I thank you for all the great suggestions. I haven’t seen anything on HF web site that comes close to the caster I need, but the Shop Fox mobile base may be a good option.
Or I could build my own (and customize it) as Charles Holland suggested.
As far as warranty, the saw is 7 years old so that ship sailed some time ago.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#9 posted 07-14-2016 07:52 PM

Problem solved! Upon further inspection I noticed the wheels were secured to the caster with a bolt and lock nut. I bought 4 Harbor Freight 3” castors and removed the wheel and put them on the saw’s castors. It’s a near perfect fit.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#10 posted 07-14-2016 07:57 PM

Was it only the wheels you needed, not the whole caster?

Cheers,
Brad

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#11 posted 07-14-2016 08:12 PM

Yes. I thought the wheels were riveted in but they had the bolt and nut so I was able to change just the wheels.

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#12 posted 07-15-2016 06:11 AM



Would this be covered under warranty? (LSA) Give Ridgid a call.

- Trollin4Tuna


Even if it were covered it would require shipping the whole saw to a service center which would cost more than the casters.

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