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Forum topic by waynet posted 01-02-2008 04:43 AM 8792 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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waynet

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01-02-2008 04:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: casters mobil base shop fox question

I know I saw someone talking about replacing the casters on their Shop Fox mobile base to get it to move a little easier but now I can’t find the thread. I would like to know which casters are the best to use and also sould I replace the fixed casters with swivel casters?

-- Wayne, Tennessee Mallard Design


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#1 posted 01-02-2008 07:15 AM

If you replace the fixed casters, you’ll have a saw that can move in all directions. This means you’ll need to lock down all wheels when you’re ready to use it. Do you want to deal with that?

As for the mobile base, do you wheels lock down now, or do you twist a know and push down a post that lifts those wheels off the floor? If that is the case, you’ll need to get wheels that are the same size. If not, WoodCraft has them, as I’m sure Rockler does. You’ll want wheels that don’t have a lot of give.

Good Luck,

Brodie

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#2 posted 01-02-2008 07:45 AM

I’ve got rubber casters on a rubber floor. 3/4” thick rubber floor mats. The tools are hard to get moving but once moving are fairly easy to move. I’ve got swivels on all 4 cornets. on all my tools.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#3 posted 01-02-2008 03:12 PM

Harbor freight, woodcraft, and even Grainger can get you better casters.

-- making sawdust....

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waynet

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#4 posted 01-02-2008 04:02 PM

Thanks guys. I have the base that locks with a twist pole on the front of the base. I know where to get the casters my biggest concern was getting the correct type and if I should put locking swivels on the back. I don’t want to get stuck with caster that to the same thing these do; they don’t move.

-- Wayne, Tennessee Mallard Design

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#5 posted 07-20-2009 09:05 PM

I had the same problem with the Shop Fox D3057 casters, I rolled off the outer wheel layer on 2 of the casters. I called around and was able to find replacement Wheels From WW Grainger Manufactured by AILBˆØN Industried (their # is 5VT70

Barry, SE VA

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22windrider

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#6 posted 05-16-2017 02:18 AM

Had the same problem with the Shop Fox caster wheels falling apart. Due to them being metric I could not find a local replacement caster so I contacted Allied Caster Co. Bought four wheels, axles and bolts for $29. Had to very slightly spread the forks because the American wheels were thicker but it was easy since the shop fox caster metal was noticably thinner than it’s American counter part.

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